(Closed) ReBar brides!

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Post # 122
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18 posts
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  • Wedding: March 2013

@Bklyn08:  Fresh from our Final Details meeting, my advice would be to plan something along the lines of our timeline (a few posts above).

This follow’s Veronica’s suggestion of putting the more structured stuff pretty much right after the ceremomy, avoiding the very problem you mention as long as you don’t mind cramming all that stuff in at the beginning….

Post # 123
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18 posts
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  • Wedding: March 2013

@rad512:  Totally random note, about the Bathroom Baskets idea. I did a little recon recently, and noticed a key detail I had overlooked from earlier visits:

The public restrooms in the main hallway don’t have any counters. Just small sinks attached to the wall (at least, the women’s room is like this).

In other words — no place to put a basket.

I am planning to ask for a small table to be placed in each bathroom for this purpose. Hopefully not a problem, but just wanted to share since it’s a great idea and this little detail could throw a spanner in the works.

 Edited to add minutes after posting this I got an email from Veronica saying, “We do place high top tables in each restroom for baskets, candles and hand towels.  So, no problem!

Nevermind, crisis averted  🙂

Post # 124
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18 posts
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  • Wedding: March 2013

@rad512:  By The Way here are the other things we discussed at the final details meeting:

  • Contact information of key people for the day of
  • Special deliveries or vendor or setup needs you may have
  • Anticipated headcount (final number give 2 weeks before wedding date)
  • Photo needs/timing/locations
  • Day of Timing (posted above)
  • Any known major food allergies of guests (this seemed to affect whether they would include pine nuts in the polenta)
  • Dessert/cake needs (if you are bringing in your own)
  • Bar needs — ie if you want a signature drink, or want bar service in reGal during setup, etc
  • Live music needs, if any
  • Flower needs
  • What you plan to do with the Lowrider lounge and reRun theater (if anything)
  • If you plan to have a slideshow presentation — where and how
  • Ceremony details (ie any special set up needs like a podium, whether to allow late guests or hold them outside, etc)
  • There were some things you could borrow — like a 6-foot table near the stairs, a birdcage to collect cards, an easel for signage, etc — so whether or not you wanted those things
  • Whether you plan to do the garter or bouquet toss
  • Who the DJ was

Post # 125
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12 posts
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  • Wedding: May 2013

@erikasilverstein:  Thanks for all your helpful information! I hope you have a great wedding- best of luck! Let us know how it goes 🙂

Post # 126
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hey, did anyone have a small wedding here? I am confused about what space it would be…about 30ish people. Would it be low rider? would there be seats for everyone? Thanks if you can help!

Post # 127
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19 posts
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  • Wedding: May 2013

Any other hair/makeup suggestions?

Post # 128
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18 posts
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  • Wedding: March 2013

@wwbga:  I think for that amount of people you could comfortably use the Low Rider Lounge or the reGal Bridal Suite. Maybe use the reRun theater for the ceremony?

Post # 129
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12 posts
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  • Wedding: May 2013

hi ladies,

I just wanted to let you all know in case you don’t yet, Veronica made a facebook page exclusively for Rebar brides and grooms.  It’s also pretty helpful for suggestions and advice- plus Veronica responds to questions on there regularly, so check it out if there are still questions you have that aren’t being answered on here.  I am sure more brides are in the facebook group than on here too so you can get a wider variety of responses.

Post # 130
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Question: We’re strongly considering reBar with ~100 people, but I’m afraid of the wedding feeling disjointed and possibly cramped because of the odd seating arrangements and the lounge room off to the side. Anyone have any experience with this? Thank you!! 

Post # 135
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

So my wedding was this weekend, and I wanted to share some post-event observations for all the other rebar brides to be (feel free to ask questions).

We had a Saturday night wedding with about 154 guests. We rented the reGal suite and kept the front room and reGal bathrooms open for the guests (just closing off the back room as a private space).

Overall we were extremely pleased with the event. There were a few really minor glitches, but in general everything was handled smoothly and the staff was amazing.

The guests all seemed to have a great time. It felt like just the right amount of people for the space. Everyone was mingling and milling around the different rooms, the lounges, grazing the buffet, hitting the dance floor, playing with the Photobooth which we set up in the reGal suite, etc….

Everyone raved about the food, although people also complained of not getting to try all the appetizers (the mac and cheese seemed especially sought after and rare!).

The glitches (again, these were all minor) were:

– The birdcage for gift cards wasn’t set up from the beginning, even though we had requested it…. after a couple of hours in, we asked Chris the event manager and it was taken care of (meanwhile people kept handing us cards since they weren’t sure where to put them).

– We arranged to have a 6″ cake to cut, put out with the other desserts. Before we were able to do a ‘cake cutting ceremony’, someone else had already started cutting and serving the cake (not sure if it was a guest or the staff) — we didn’t mind since we weren’t attached to the cake cutting idea, but if you are, watch out for this. To be fair, the 6″ cake didn’t have a topper or anything, so it’s not surprising that someone would have though it was just part of the dessert spread.

– We had asked not to hold late guests during the ceremony, and I think they did anyway (in retrospect I am glad they did, as it would have been distruptive — but if you really don’t want the staff to do this make it very clear they should let late guests up no matter what)

– We requested one of the tables in the bar area to be RESERVED (for older/disabled guests). Either the reserved sign was never put out, or the other guests ignored it or moved it, because the table was immediately full of younger guests during the cocktail hour, and I never saw the sign. Oh well.

– The public hallway Women’s restroom was a little smelly and one of the stalls was out of order (and quite disgusting, if you opened the door anyway). Maybe bring some scented sprays or candles, if this is a concern to anyone?

DJ Ben was awesome, he worked our playlist into the party perfectly, setting nice pacing and tone throughout the event so there were mellow moments while people were eating, and then playing just the right music to get people on the dance floor. The last hour the dance floor never stopped!

If anyone is planning to to the Hora with the chairs, watch out for the pipes and chandeliers!

Our guests all had a great time, we were repeatedly told things like ‘best wedding ever’, ‘this was the perfect wedding for you guys’, ‘what an awesome/unique/beautiful place’, ‘coolest wedding ever’ and so on….. so I’d say it was a success!

Post # 136
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hi Ladies!

Do you guys mind sharing you are using for photography and videography?  I’ve noticed that ReBar seems to be a little difficult to shoot in because of the lighting.  Also if you could include the price range and how you knew they were ‘the one’?  We’re having a hard time finalizing these details.

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

Post # 137
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@tpug516:  I am using Erica from Clean Plate Pictures for photography. She is super talented and has done a lot of weddings at Rebar. I don’t think she does videography but she may have recommendations as well

Post # 138
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi Everyone – Was wondering if anyone had any recommendations or suggestions about the food at Rebar? We have our modified tasting tomorrow and are having trouble deciding what to try- my fiance is a chef and we are pretty big foodies and want everyone to enjoy. at our first tasting we tried the hummus. lemon scented artichoke dip, mini smoked gouda mac and cheese and the chicken and steak entrees-  unfortunately, aside from the entrees the other things are not dishes we would have chosen. Wondering if there are any dishes that were well received by guests and others that didn’t go over so well or if anyone has any suggestions in general? 
I know everyone has their own tastes but anything helps!

Thanks! 

Post # 139
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We had an amazing wedding at reBar on Saturday evening. Everyone raved about the food and the venue. Everyone loved the lack of assigned seating – instead people really did mingle and walk around. Our families really connected, as did our friends.

Before the wedding, Analisa and Crystin were amazing. Analisa was so quick to respond to my emails and truly stayed on top of things. The staff before the wedding and at the wedding were so helpful. I was nervous because I never was put in direct contact with the florist. However, the bouquets and the floral decorations really were beautiful. We had 106 people and easily could have fit more.  DJ Ben was great too!

I’m so glad we picked reBar! We couldn’t have been happier with how it all went.  

Post # 140
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9 posts
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  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jackie9568:  at our tasting the standouts were the shrimp tacos, ceviche and re burgers.  we also ate dinner there and tried the sweet potato parsnip cakes and really loved them.  We are also addin a raw bar.  Overall I was not a fan of the pork belly bites, artichoke dip, hummus, tuna tartar or pulled pork.  I like my version of those better than rebar’s but I think when they get food right, it’s spot on!  Have fun!

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