We didn't have a traditional wedding and it was perfect for us! We didn't have a bridal party. After all, our friends are going to be there, why force them to wear something they aren't comfortable in? Our officiant was the groom's cousin who became a minister online. We had the ceremony in our backyard. The reception was held at Genitti's, and Laura the coordinator was awesome! She was laid back yet helpful, enthusiastic but not cloying. They took care of everything! Our four-hour, all-inclusive tab included an open bar, the decorations, the food, canolis for deserts, champagne fountain, linens, everything. Laura was a stress-relieving lifesaver! Oh, and I didn't wear a white dress as that seemed boring and the dress was perfect for our day!! I got it at Cache in the mall.
No complaints about the music. We gave him the list of what we wanted and didn't want and he answered all our wishes. The dance floor was rocking and we even extended our location stay by another hour.
We had about six dowzen cupcakes on a tower and a mini cake on top. This was great for us as we didn't want the traditional white flowery tiered cake. We had a variety of cupcake flavors. The mini cake and another dozen were decorated in a tropical theme to match our decorations. Oh, and totally affordable. All that was under $230.
Yes, we did electronic wedding invitations. If anyone thought it was tacky, they never said anything to us. Actually most people said it seemed smart. This is a classier site than evites.com. The site even records your RSVPs. It is so much better than nagging people with folloow-up phone calls because you haven't heard from them. People were very quick to respond.
We had can koozies designed. On one side it said "to have and to hold, to keep my can cold" with a picture of clinking mugs. The other side was our names and the date. We ordered them in three colors to match our colorful color scheme.
The best place for a reception if you want something unique and you're tired of the sterile banquet halls. This has character and the people who work here are genuine and friendly and go above and beyond to give you an amazing experience! And the best part is that it's affordable! We had 115 guests and our entire budget was under $10,000!!
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