(Closed) backyard bbq help!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In reference to your first question, it might help if you provide more details about any themes you like, colors, etc. One thing that comes to mind is those cute little flags people can stick into their drinks. Also, tiki torches are always fun, festive, AND help keep bugs away!

Regarding the shower, it’s generally okay etiquette-wise to include the information about your registry on the invitation. If your roommate is not sending an invitation, maybe she can let people know where you’re registered when she invites them via phone, email, or whatever.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ayguera: Maybe get your friend or someone in that group to spread it around. I find word of mouth generally gets those things around quickly.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are the people going to this BBQ invited to the East Coast wedding?  If so, they’ll ask you or others close to you if you’re registered.  It would be gauche to start spreading the word about a registry personally.  Plus, if applicable, asking people to fly cross-country AND buy 2-3 (2 celebrations & a shower) gifts might be a little much.  If the point is to celebrate without any emphasis on gifts, then do just that -word will get around on it’s own.  This is too small a detail to sweat -you will get plenty of gifts at the shower, and trust me those in the know WILL find out where you’re registered if they want to get you a gift for the BBQ celebration.  Those who buy things not on the registry were going to do that anyway.  Also, NOT okay to put your registry information on a wedding invitation.  Perfectly acceptable on a shower invitation, but NEVER on a wedding invitation.  That bit of ettiquette is not outdated.  The point of a wedding is to celebrate with family & friends, NOT gift grub & putting registry info on a wedding invite looks just that.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I was going to say christmas lights too 😀 I think you can get them in bulk for pretty good prices at those big christmas warehouses, or on ebay or something.

Also big rice paper laterns are cheap and colourful, and look pretty cool all tied up in the trees. If you got round ones, they would work in with the balloons, and then as it gets dark you can light them up and they can sort of…become the balloons of the night. Night balloons yah…

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