- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
Hey Bees, So I want to start by saying I truly appreciate everyones help from responding to my boards and info I find on other boards. Even though the very critical and some harsh responses I thank them all and they are helping me in everyway. Since I’m so clueless when it comes to the nitty griddy of weddings not just the pretty.
So as I mentioned before we have a beautiful all inclusive venue that holds up to 320 people with various package. We originally picked the Dream Wedding Package which included everything, only thing we have to worry about is stationary, and favors ! so such a non stress package. Anyway a few days ago they added an intimate Elegance package which includes everything the Dream wedding package includes FOR MORE THAN HALF LESS IN PRICE!!! only stipulation we thought at first was can only have 100 people max for the package
we struggled and got the list to 115 so told coordinator nevermind about the package because we honestly can’t get the list down we will just keep original package. and they we’re so sweet and said they’ll let me do 120! Perfect right that issue is settled but NOW she goes okay now to select a time, I said we will be keeping our 6pm-10pm…She goes oh with this packaage it has to be an early afternoon wedding….either 11am-2pm or 12pm-3pm… My stomach dropped because when I saw the package I called the venue to see exactly what’s the difference it seems to good to be true, she stated the guest count can only be 100 and times can only be early morning OR 7pm-11 I said perfect thanks and kept it moving. with the original package we opted for Friday because of course was a better deal, so she goes no problem lets move it to saturday at no additional cost,(didn’t really address the huge error the assistant made over the phone with incorrect times) but was so thankful for her mentioning can move to sat for no charge. I’m just concerned at the 12pm-3pm time. She stated the owner may accomodate my original time but for September she usually doesn’t it’ll have to be an off peak month Jan, Feb or Mar. So thats out for us. She said that it’s usually an early afternoon time because they still allow other brides who may pick a Dream wedding package on the same day as us they can do this and their wedding would start 6pm or later. But as of right now no one else booked that friday or even saturday so I don’t see what the issue would be if we can even push it to 4-7 maybe? but I’m not going to be pushy, i’ll ask the owner when we go to make our other payment, but they have been so accomodating so far so don’t want to be a bother, but coordinator said won’t hurt to ask for she was so surprised already she allowed us to have the package with a 120 ct vs the 100 that’s stated. Thhey are truly amazing people.
I guess my question to everyone, is have you guys held/attended an earlier wedding, how did it go, did they still provide alcohol for a 12-3pm wedding? is it out of the norm this early ? I know if we do do 12pm-3pm we will be moving it to saturday vs. Friday. Would I keep my regular dinner menu ?