If you needed to pick a single winery for your entire selection of wine for a party, with a max budget of $8-10/750 mL, what winery would you choose? Something along the lines of Beringer, Yellow Tail, Woodbridge, etc.? [more inside]
posted by erin_trying
on Jun 10, 2009 -
I'd like to find some non-church wedding ceremony & reception sites that aren't very expensive and aren't too far from my area in NY. Bonus points for "unusual" sites. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl
on Nov 14, 2008 -
I'm getting married next Fall (hooray!) in Chicago, and we're currently close to finalizing plans to have the reception at Maxim's. As we begin the process of looking for caterers, I'm interested in hearing about any Chicago-based caterers that MeFites have used, and any they would recommend. [more inside]
posted by avoision
on Sep 19, 2008 -
[WeddingFilter] I need recommendations for a really, really
basic book or Web site that explains how to plan your own wedding. Bonus points if it holds your hand and tells you "there, there, it will all be alright." [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Mar 25, 2008 -
I'm close to ending my cell phone contract with Sprint (Thank God, I'll be rid of them at last). Now I have to make a choice on which carrier to go with and want to make sure I get the best reception in our home area and especially in the house itself. [more inside]
posted by worker_bee
on Mar 12, 2008 -
I live in Austin Texas and just got engaged. I am trying to find a venue that offers an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor or covered reception area. My budget is no more than 2,000 dollars. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith
on Jan 13, 2008 -
Seattle area jazz/swing bands
(for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama
on Jan 7, 2008 -
Help us find the right place for small wedding ceremony / reception in Southern California [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Jan 5, 2008 -
I have a Samsung SCH-A990 cell phone with Verizon Wireless. For the past few months, I have been getting terrible (sometimes non-existent) reception in my apartment. [more inside]
posted by zembla3
on Oct 2, 2007 -
What kind of cell phone reception do you get in Denver's Colorado Convention Center? We're possibly involved in a conference there in a few weeks, and a project we're doing hinges on coverage good enough to send and receive SMS in the convention center. I've heard that it's "spotty" in the below-ground parts of the center, but that could mean anything ... is it good enough to deal with hundreds of attendees bouncing text messages back & forth? Ideally, we need to know ASAP. =)
posted by migurski
on Sep 26, 2007 -
This is a question about AM radio reception in my car. I currently live two states away from where I grew up, and every now and then I drive back for a visit. When I start getting close, I try to tune in to my hometown public radio station, 910 AM. It seems like I can never get good reception until I'm just 20 or 30 miles out. When I leave my hometown again, though, having tuned into the station in town, I get good clear reception for nearly 200 miles. Why does this happen? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller
on Sep 4, 2007 -
I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Jun 27, 2007 -
I'm getting married. We're looking for a cool place to have the ceremony and reception.
We're looking for places that aren't fire stations, town halls, or church basements. Unless they're *really cool* fire stations. I'd also like to not be at a wedding factory, where they pump out weddings multiple times a day.
posted by adamwolf
on Apr 5, 2007 -
What can I do to improve my cellphone reception inside my house, and not one of the scammy crap things than I see available in spam and Google searches on this subject? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Looking for a place for a small wedding reception in the Tiwn Cities, with a few other specifications.
posted by Zosia Blue
on Oct 30, 2006 -
I have a Blackberry 7290 and live in a basement apartment. I intermittently get one bar of signal in most places inside, but full service right outside the windows. What is the most effective option to increase service indoors so that I can maintain phone calls? I've seen the expensive cellular repeaters and I can't really justify spending that much. Thanks.
posted by saraswati
on Oct 11, 2006 -
Has anyone attended weddings where there has been an 'open toast' in addition to (or instead of) a regular speech/toast? If so, could you tell me what you thought of it, whether you would recommend that format, and how it was initiated? [more inside]
posted by darsh
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Just bought the Sirius Satelite Sportster unit and portable bombox. I live and work in NYC. Now , I have asked around and have repeatedly been told that living in NYC will not be a problem in a 'reception' sense. My father seems to think that there are too many buildings and obstructions for me to ever get a decent dignal from my aprtment or office. ... [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid
on Jun 16, 2006 -
My father and I have been fighting a small battle against our HOA who blocks every attempt to have a cell phone tower installed nearby. What can I arm my dad with to take into the next HOA meeting so that next time his request is refused on the grounds that a tower would give all of us cancer, he can respond with scientific evidence to the contrary?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Mar 4, 2006 -
We're looking at our first reception hall tomorrow for our upcoming wedding. Given that this is our first foray into these types of affairs what are some important questions you asked, or wished you had asked prior to scoping out locations? [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Feb 24, 2006 -
I've been invited to an "open house" in celebration of a wedding between two Mormons and have no idea what the etiquette is for such a function, particularly considering my past relationship (and current lack thereof) with the groom. [more inside]
posted by DyRE
on Feb 3, 2006 -
HDTV Antenna question: My folks are getting a new HDTV delivered in two weeks or so. Their local cable company doesn't offer all of the local networks in hi-def so my folks are thinking of getting an antenna in the attic to pull in the rest of the local hi-def signals. [more inside]
posted by gyc
on Dec 6, 2005 -
RF.Filter: How come I can always increase the quality of a poor radio signal by grasping the antenna with my hand? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I have Nextel and my cell phone reception is absolutely terrible at my house. What would be my best bet for improving my reception? I would rather not switch phone services because I would have to buy out my contract. I live in Mass. my area code is 781 and my zip is 01773 just in case that helps.
posted by pwally
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Weddingfilter: Church ceremony from 2 to 3pm; reception starting at 7pm, less than a half hour of travel in between. Is it too long to make people wait? Out of towners will have hotels nearby; friends might not really have anywhere to go. [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect
on Mar 30, 2005 -
The (rented) property I'm about to move into only has a cable to the external aerial in what I'm going to be using as the bedroom. This is no good to me - I need tv reception in the living room. I don't want to have to run a cable through the house and I've tried amplified indoor aerials elsewhere with disheartening results. So is there some sort of wireless device I can plug into the back of my tv and into the aerial socket in the bedroom that'll give me decent reception?
posted by john-paul
on Feb 19, 2005 -
NNJ/Staten Island: I recently got engaged and my fiancee and I would like to book a hall for our wedding reception. We're planning on May/June 2006 and need space for 200-300 people. She lives in Staten Island (surrounding areas OK). Any suggestions?
posted by seinfeld
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I just moved 15 minutes from where I used to live and my cell phone is suddenly getting bad reception (Motorola v120t). Can buying a new phone help me to get better reception in this town without changing service providers?
posted by TurkishGolds
on Oct 1, 2004 -
If you rented office space only to discover that no cell phones work inside at all, are you totally out of luck or is there some sort of antenna or repeater or tin-can system that could be used to feed cell reception into the building?
posted by GriffX
on Jun 18, 2004 -
TV Tuning: why is 13 OK, but 9 not so good? Can I improve reception by adding antennas? (Tune in for more) [more inside]
posted by daver
on Apr 28, 2004 -
Is there away around using an A/B switch for my digital cable? Here's the deal, the Cable In on my television is malfunctioning. I get intermittent reception, almost as if the cable is not making full contact. I have a VCR, DVR and DVD player. The television only has one set of A/V inputs, which are currently being used by the DVD player. The DVR is not compatible with the DVD player, so I can't run them through the same A/V lines. I went to Radio Shack and the only solution they could come up with was using an A/B switch, which requires me to physically switch between the DVR and DVD player. Isn't there any other technology that would not require me to get off my lazy butt and walk across the living room when I want to switch between television and a DVD? I've been unemployed for four months, so buying a new t.v. is out of the question.
posted by Juicylicious
on Apr 2, 2004 -
I live in California. If I have a wedding reception at a hotel or restaurant and serve alcohol using the facility's bartenders and servers, who is responsible/legally liable if one of my guests gets into an accident - me, as the host of the event, or the hotel/restaurant who provided the servers and bartenders?
posted by echolalia67
on Mar 7, 2004 -