(Closed) Did you have a welcome dinner/farewell brunch?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 16
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Not required or expected. over 70% of our guests are coming from out of town, so we are having a welcome dinner for everyone, local and exotic, in my parents’ backyard. We haven’t decided what we will serve as Fiance is planning. We may do a taco bar so that people can serve themselves as they wish.  For the breakfast, we are telling people to meet in the lobby of the reception hotel where they have some low key breakfast food for purchase. So, we are not actually hosting the breakfast, but we have told everyone that we will be there and they are free to join us. That was our way of compromising on costs and time to organize everything. That way, there is no obligation to RSVP or coordinate anything. 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Its certainly not required!

Many of our guests will be from out of town. We’ll be inviting anyone staying at the hotel the night before the wedding and close family that are more local to the rehearsal/welcome dinner (we’re calling it a welcome dinner) which my in laws will be hosting. 

A post wedding brunch will follow the morning after the wedding. Again, we’re inviting anyone that has stayed at the hotel overnight. My parents felt this was necessary especially since the hotel does not include breakfast in the cost of a room. 

I think these are nice touches especially for those that have spent the money and time to travel for our special days but if you kept it just close family/bridal party I’m sure thats fine too 

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