Post # 1
I need the help of some creative minds! We are doing a beach wedding in October, the ceremony is SUPER early in the morning, so we’re inviting everyone to breakfast after then just giving them the day to wake up a bit. I decided since my FI wanted to do a bonfire that evening, it’d be a good “reception” type event. I just need some ideas of things to have there… or things to offer, I suppose. The only thing I’ve come up with so far is doing the cute wrapped “smores” favors for everyone since it’s the fall and it’s …. well, a bonfire. I also thought about giving the kids that will be there (or everyone if they want) sparklers I think it will look SUPER pretty on the beach that night. Any other ideas??
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
S’mores martini… mmmmmm. When we do bonfires, we usually have stuff for s’mores and hotdogs. There’s usually hard cider involved. Lots of sparklers, firecrackers, and glow sticks/necklaces/etc. to entertain the kids. And music, because tipsy dancing around the fire always seems like a good idea at some point in time. Sometimes the music is from the IPod, but many of my favorite memories involve friends with their acoustic guitars and or bongos having jam sessions. Good times. Lots of blankets and makeshift benches and camp chairs for seating options, of course.
Gah! Just typing this out makes me excited for our upcoming bonfire. Good times!
Post # 4
That sounds like so much fun! S’mores are definitely a good idea, and I love the sparklers as well. Are you doing any food? You could probably have a BBQ, or do something picnic style (sandwiches and fresh-made kettle chips) for fairly cheap, depending on how many people you’re having. Are you having a bar? Beer and wine in big tubs with ice would be cool.
Post # 5
@permastudent: Thanks! I’m not sure on the food part, I was hoping since it’s 6:30 – 11:30 that night to maybe offer snacks or some type of light food, but not dinner, I feel like since we’re offering up booze a much more substantial dinner is probably going to be a better idea. I was having trouble thinking of lighter foods to offer though. It’s a public beach, so I’m trying to figure out what exactly we should be taking, like what should we use to set food on? Are people going to be annoyed if they have to sit “plate in hand” for any snacks? That type of thing. We found these cute metal tubs at Target in colors matching our wedding colors for drinks, we’re going to do some local wines, local beer, and I LOVE the mason jar idea you posted for some mixed drinks for those that don’t like that stuff — plus we’ll also be throwing in some Non-Alcoholic drinks for kids and those that just don’t want anything otherwise. Then, I couldn’t decide if we should just offer the smores up that night to do around the fire AND do the favor for them to take with them (I found a cute idea of mason jars with graham cracker sticks, marshmallows, and chocolate chips together that said “s’more love to take home with you”) or just offer them up to enjoy that night and present them well. I just want to be prepared for people, ya know?
@lovekiss um, that martini sounds SO SO good. we’re definitely doing music, a little ipod and a little guitar action, plus I love the glow stick idea too, I want the kids to have enough to entertain themselves too, I was trying to find some good blanket,pillow,etc ideas for seating because I dont want guests to think we’re tacky if we say to bring a chair LOL but really this is 6+ hrs from home so to pack enough chairs for 80+ people is not really possible.
Post # 5
Hi there, I’d really like to hear how your wedding turned out. You have basically described our timeline for our upcoming Oct wedding and I am stumped by the evening activities, seating and food options.
Would REALLY benefits from hearing what u did & how it turned out👍 Thx bunches