Post # 1
So, We had 4-5 months to plan the wedding. We skipped dinner, because we couldnt afford it in the amount of time.
So we planned for a 6:30pm ceremony at a local hall, with cocktail hour and then reception after. We were going to have a large evening luncheon at 9pm.
So today my dad said it is crazy to do that, and he offered to PAY for a dinner. It is roughly $15 a head, and I expect about 80 guests. The dinner at the venue is AMAZING SIL had her wedding there, and I still dream about the meal- literally drooling right now lol.
I am going to call tomorrow to see if this is even possible, but I feel SO CRAZY!!! omg lol
I am excited, but at the same time I think everyone will think I lost my mind. But if I get to have this dinner, it will literally be my dream wedding! It was the only thing I settled on, and the guests would enjoy it so much
Everyone invited is family, so I dont think it would be THAT bad to personally call everyone and tell them the wedding will be a little earlier….obviously its not ideal, but it would benefit them too!
What do you think? Should I try to have dinner, or go with the original plan?
Post # 3
I think you should go for it. The guest list is relatively small, so it’ll be easy to contact everyone, and since they’re family I’m sure they’ll be willing to be flexible.
Yay for dads. 🙂
Post # 4
Yes, you should definitely go for it. Your guests will appreciate dinner.
Post # 5
I think it would be great to have dinner.
Post # 6
@kjo: I agree with previous posters that your guests will appreciate the dinner. It was very nice of your dad to offer to pay for it! (And I’m seriously jealous that you can get a delicious meal at $15/pp … That’s an amazing deal!)
Post # 7
@kjo: go with dinner!
i know just how you feel though, im also making major changes to my wedding at the last minute (the venue, with 2 months to go!!) and it feels a little bit stressful! but i think the dinner will be awesome and its so lovely for your dad to pay for it
so the timing is changed? you mentioned it but itsd not very clear how much its changing!
Post # 8
Well the ceremony is scheduled for 6:30…But I am going to change it to 5:30, with dinner at 6:30. The ceremony, dinner, and reception are all at the same place. This of course is if they can do the dinner. Which I think is no problem, it is at the Royal Canadian Legion, which is a non-profit group of vets, mounties, police, and their family members. The ladies do the dinners, and we have the hall so they would not be doing anything that night I dont think!
Post # 9
That’s so nice of him! Definitely go ahead and do the dinner!
Post # 10
@kjo: Wow, how generous and nice of your dad to offer! I would say definitely go for it! You are only going to have this day once!