- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I fell in love with an amazing venue and my Mom immediately booked the week after we saw it.
It’s got a view of the water, amazing food, and a modern ballroom 🙂
It’s on the higher end of weddings and comes out to $151.00/plate. With the option of Chicken or Grouper. Might I add that this is one of the best resturants in Miami (super expensive for weddings) and well known for their phenomenal view.
I originally thought that my parents (after a few discussions) would cut some family members that we do not keep in touch with, nor do I have any relationship with them. (Dads fam lives all over the country, with 10+ siblings, I have over 104 1st cousins) My father was all for it.. until the payments started and he reviewed the guest list. He was like “since I’m paying they need to go.” They cut a lot of my friends (at this point, I believe I only have 5 friends going) so that ppl I probably won’t see again for a couple of years. We made changes for no children. We’re at around 180 total; 94 being from my side. FI’s family is huge as well.
Because of the high cost, I did not put the beef filet mignon option-which brings the cost up to $171./plate not including the 22% service charge.
Right now with the 151/plate, we’re at 23 grand for 120. (his parents will pay the difference).
His Mom said that its unheard of to go to a wedding without a beef option:( It really hurts my feelings when she says what are ___ going to eat? That it’s ridiculous and compares me to my SIL’s wedding.. that was done in a hotel. I feel like she thinks stuff like that my family is cheap.
I have been thinking of taking off altogether the grouper option on the plated dinner to save some money.
Is this menu ok? Would you be offended or think it was cheap?
*5 hours deluxe open bar,
*butler passed Hors D’Ouevres
-pork belly skewer
-mini crab cakes
-blackened grouper skewer
-sea scallop tiradito
*Wine service with dinner
*Plated two course meal
-lobster crudo (appetizer)
-chucken or grouper
-red velvet wedding cake
Would you be offended if you only had a chicken option (which I’ve been thinking about doing to bring the price down to $134/plate?
Do you think Grouper and Chicken option is good?
I feel like people won’t remember “they only had chicken” about our wedding..