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Mixer event / Meet & Greet

Sharyl, on October 2, 2019 at 8:28 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 8

So my fiance and I wanted to put together a mixer event / meet & greet for our bridesmaids/groomsman so they can get to know each other before our big day. We were thinking of having it at the restaurant/bar where my fiance proposed but wasn't sure. If that's the case and it has a bar, do we pay for the drinks for our guest or do they? Has anyone planned one themselves? I'm trying to do something that is budget friendly. I'm also not a planner type so ideas of things to do and advice of what I need to do are greatly appreciated. Lol.


Latest activity by Melle, on October 3, 2019 at 11:55 AM
  • Jai
    VIP May 2020
    Jai ·
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    Hey! My fiance and I are doing the same thing. First saturday of November we are all meeting at a local bar and everyone will become acquainted. Everyone will be paying for themselves, so we wont be responsible for that. And it's a pretty decent priced bar and has specials. A meet and greet is definitely a good idea!
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I don’t think these events are necessary, but if you do have one, I would make it super informal and definitely not mandatory. I would just say “hey we’re meeting up with some of the wedding party at this place at this time, you’re welcome to join if you want.” Anything more formal would be a hosted event and you’d be responsible for the tab.
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    If you're wanting everyone to come together, I would host it and pay for the drinks!

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  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
    Jeanie ·
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    I think these things are great, especially if you have bridesmaids who don’t know each other. It’s so hard to plan things with people you’ve never met, and sometimes meeting even once can help avoid arguments and drama. I don’t think you should pay for everyone though. A simple invite of “hey we’re inviting all the bridal party out to the bar so you can meet each other” is enough. And I can’t imagine why they would expect you to pay for them, I most certainly wouldn’t.
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  • Erin Wood
    Master July 2017
    Erin Wood ·
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    Honestly, why do they need to get to know each other. Just to stand next to each other for an hour long ceremony? That seems excessive in my opinion. It’s a nice idea but definitely not necessary. They are adults. They don’t need a play date.
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  • Dierdra
    Super August 2021
    Dierdra ·
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    My FH and I are doing a joined bachelor/bachelorette party as a way to get everyone together ( since we want the same weekend getaway party) which will double as our mixer!
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  • Bree
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Bree ·
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    Great Idea! I think you should do 1 free round as a thank you. Or not, is fine I guess it depends on how large of a group. I understand budget. Your heart is on the right place.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don't think you need to host it but it would be nice if you did host some portion like the appetizers or something.
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