At-Home Reception Poll

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we have an at-home reception when we return from our destination wedding?
    Yes, there are family members who can't go and would appreciate the ability to celebrate with you : (18 votes)
    58 %
    No, its not worth the extra out-of-pocket expense. : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Maybe, if you can plan after the destination wedding and there is extra money. Wait it out. : (9 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @destinwed:  I voted yes, keep the cost down by making it a low key potluck! It will be fun and it allows other family members to feel important to you too!! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee

    why would at an at home reception with out DJ or flowers cost upwards of 10 grand? How many people are you planning and just how fancy do you need it? How about just doing a BBQ?

    Post # 5
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted yes but I agree, it doesn’t have to cost a lot!  Even if you had a backyard BBQ or something I cant imagine spending more than a thousand dollars or something!

    Post # 6
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    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @destinwed:  I’m in the exact same boat as you…my parents actually want me to have the whole wedding at home so they can “invite everyone” but my dream has always been to get married in Hawaii so I’m not budging on that. Some of my family members have also complained about the location so I definitely feel your pain!

    I think the at-home reception is a good idea if it’s something low-key. For me, if it came down to it and my family insisted on a reception, I would take this route. Nothing elaborate, no full-blown wedding reception type thing at a banquet hall or anything like that. I like the idea of a bbq actually!

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