- 7 years ago
The planning has officially started. I work best in a team, as all my friends know, but I don’t want to brainstorm with the few people that’ll be at the reception… Or they’ll know all the ins and outs of the wedding before they even show up. And that isn’t any fun.
So please, give OPINIONS! Be HONEST!
Here’s what I’m thinking:
– Guests arrive from Seattle and Portland at 11am. It’ll be about a two hour drive for each group unless they decide to stay at a hotel local the night before, but I feel like at 11am with a two hour drive, no one HAS to do that.
– Ceremony starts at 11:20 or so to give time for all the late comers to arrive. 🙂 I’m not sure what will be IN the ceremony yet. That’ll be in a different post.
– “Coffeetail hour” starts at noon. This will be in substitute of a cocktail hour. Cookies, biscotti, tea biscuits, and coffee and tea will be offered. This also means milk, half-n-half, and soy milk, and sugar will be available.
– Reception starts at 1pm. This will be fairly low key. On the menu is: eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles (including my Texas shaped waffle maker!), biscuits, gravy, fruit salad, hashbrown bar (which will mean guests can have hashbrowns grilled with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese, chili, gravy). Other food possibilities are a green salad, chicken salad with croissants, pancakes. For beverages: mimosas, homemade lemonaid, OJ, a keg of Longhammer IPA (for the giant), white wine, and water with sliced fruit in pitchers. The tea and coffee will be there too.
– The cake. Or the non-cake. I mentioned a donut tower to the giant instead of a cake but he wasn’t too keen on the idea. So maybe we’ll have a donut tower with the brunch and a regular cake.
– Afternoon entertainment. Dancing seems silly. So instead I’m thinking bocci ball, croquet, and horseshoe (games that don’t involve running in heels in the grass). Any other ideas?
– The reception will end around 3pm. Do you think that’s too long? That’s two hours for eating, bouqueting, playing, and socializing.
Read it over. Tell me what you think. And give any suggestions or opinions, likes and hates, and all that. This is just the beginning of whirlwind wedding planning. There’ll be much more to come, so stay tuned!