Post # 1
We are Vegas locals and our wedding will be on Saturday. We are not doing a rehersal on Friday night but since 1/3 of our guests are from out of town we are thinking of hosting a relaxed welcome dinner or we could do a cocktail hour in either our suite or preferrably Fiance aunt or Mom’s suite.
Our budget is $50pp so we just cannot throw down and spend a huge amount but since most of the out of towners will not have transport it is easier to do it on the strip then host it off the strip or at our house which would be much cheaper
We also do not have everyone’s travel schedules so we were thinking that hosting a 3 hour cocktail/appetizer reception would be best, or we could do a restaurant but limit drinks to 2 per person or we could even do a private party at a buffet (we are employees of one of the Casinos so we could get an employee discount)
So which one would you prefer and why
Post # 3
@unixfairy: I’m a little confused by the options. Am I reading this right?:
A. 3 hours apps & all cocktails paid
B. Restaurant with dinner & 2 drinks paid
C. Private party with buffet & 2 drinks paid
Post # 3
@les105: Yes – or something fairly close to that – the buffet party would be in a private room
Post # 4
I’d prefer the drop-in cocktail hour to a structured dinner. If I’m coming to your Vegas wedding from Out of Town, I’m probably making a weekend of it and will want to make my own plans for dinner at restaurants I like or want to try.
Post # 5
@sailor: I agree, and for the same reason.
Post # 6
My vote would be for the cocktail hour, but I would suggest appetizers that are very different from whatever you would be serving the following night (assuming you would have appetizers as a part of your reception).
Post # 7
I would prefer the cocktail hour because:
-it allows for different travel schedules
-allows those who want to try something special for dinner to do so
-allows those who are tired from travelling to leave when they choose
– allows people ( including the bride and groom) to circulate instead of just talking with only those seated near them.
Post # 8
I agree, I’d prefer the cocktail hour 🙂
Post # 9
@JuneBride2012: We are doing High Tea the next day so no worries there
OK we have started putting feelers out to the family to see if they are ok with it – fingers crossed because I think it would be much more fun and we would get to see people and relax more
Post # 10
My vote is for the cocktail hour as well. I’ve never been to Las Vegas, and I’d appreciate the welcome option, but I’d also like the chance to explore the areas as well. I think the cocktail hour would be the best option, especially for Out of Town guests, who may want to spend their free time exploring the city!
Post # 11
@julies1949: <– for all these reasons