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small reception ideas

hello girls  my fi and i are getting married at the flamingo in april we are from phoenix and planning a full recption in phoenix the weekend after the wedding (we are doing this for his family)  what i need are ideas for a inexpensive reception idea for guest that come to vegas (mostly my family)  is it acceptable to do drinks by the pool since we are doing reception the following weekend??
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    lsvenssonlsvensson member
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    edited December 2011
    If people are traveling to see you get married, you should feel them a meal, even if they'll be at your at-home reception the following week. :)  Maybe try taking people to a buffet?  Can't get more Vegas than that!
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    edited December 2011
    thats my problem i have no problem at all feeding them  looking for a inexpensive good place close to the flamingo  ideas?? i have only been once so not sure where to go  
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    edited December 2011
    well, how many people do you think will be in Vegas with you and what is your budget for the reception? We can give you a lot better of an idea is we know what your working with.
    Buffets are a good low cost option. Meals also will be cheaper if you have an afternoon wedding & reception as opposed to evening. Depending on the size of your group, hosting a meal in-suite may be a good option as well.
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    edited December 2011
    Margaritaville is next door and kind of fun even though it's got a chain restaurant feel to it.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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    edited December 2011
    We have a guest list of 80 im sure not all of them will be able to go to Vegas though. Id like to keep the cost of this reception under $1000 since we are also hosting a reception in Phoenix the following weekend.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_small-reception-ideas?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:dac4ee2a-3105-4b3b-962a-f741058c5b94Post:6bc98ea5-4e3c-451c-83f1-818d4b3c1b64">Re: small reception ideas</a>:
    [QUOTE]We have a guest list of 80 im sure not all of them will be able to go to Vegas though. Id like to keep the cost of this reception under $1000 since we are also hosting a reception in Phoenix the following weekend.
    Posted by jlgourley[/QUOTE]

    You need to budget for 80 AND the reception you offer your guests that join you for Vegas should be, in my opinion, better than the one at home.   Personally, I think you should rethink your stance on a $1000 reception in Vegas.  Make that your AHR budget and then use your AHR budget on the guests that are coming to see you actually be married.
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    edited December 2011
    If you invite 80 people to Vegas, don't underestimate how many will actually come. Especially if the majority of your guests live in Phoenix. With Vegas only being a 4-5 hour drive it's pretty affordable for guests to go to Vegas to see you get married. 

    Hypothetically, if all 80 guests RSVP yes to Vegas, $1,000 will be difficult to work with for a reception. And ditto Smokey, IMO the reception in Vegas should be better than the AHR. 

    Some of the more affordable options would be in-suite, buffet, or hosting at lunch time. Prices are cheaper mid-day. 

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    edited December 2011
    I am having a rception at Maggiano's.  It is a lunch time reception.  Family style meal and not too expensive.  You can look into them. Just a suggestion of a place. Smile
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    edited December 2011
    Think about maybe doing a cocktail reception. You might have to do some calling around as $1000 is a little tight as a budget. You could probably do enough appetizers to be passed but I don't think alcohol will fit into that budget....you might have to do a cash bar for that.
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    edited December 2011
    Mid-day mid-week would probably be required to even hope to cover that number of people for $1000.  And like others have said, you never know what to expect with Vegas; we ended up with about 70% so you could easily have 60+; we even had an 85 year old great aunt from Phoenix attend and no one ever expected her to come.

    Married in Vegas - June 2011


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