(Closed) Dinner Reception

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@ChellFish:  I had a “traditional” reception but think a restaurant reception would be perfectly lovely. I’d probably plan on paying for everyone’s meals and if you could maybe at least offer a few bottles of wine or the nonalcoholic beverages that would probably be good. Just like you wouldn’t really invite people over for a dinner party at your house and not offer anything to drink. 

Post # 4
8527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We had our reception (for 34 people) at a restaurant but we paid for everything (meals and drinks). The restaurant aspect worked fine.

I don’t understand the something special? It is special because it is your wedding reception. Why would you need to do anything different tha what is normally expected (meal. drinks, cake) from a wedding reception just because it is at a restaurant as opposed to a reception centre?

Post # 6
8527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@ChellFish:  You can definately ask the restaurant to do that but we picked somewhere that the deco didn’t need jazzing up. That was the whole point of not going the traditional route for us- not having to spend money on something that to us is a waste fo money. I fthat is what you want then definately ask if they will allow it. As far as music you could bring an ipod/dock/speakers and make a playlist that could be played 🙂 You could even do a first dance if you wanted and there was room! 

Post # 7
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m doing EXACTLY as you are! We are paying for dinner and non-alcoholic drinks, but if they want booze they are paying. There is a history of alcoholism on both sides of our family, so I think people will understand. As for the “something special”, we may bring some flowers and hopefully the restaurant will let us have cake there. 

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