Cutting costs on 'get together' after destination wedding

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
  • poll: Cutting costs on 'get together' after destination wedding
    Drinks only: beer, wine & softdrinks : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Drinks & canapes : (11 votes)
    38 %
    Bring a plate of food from your culture - theme based on travel & culture : (0 votes)
    Dessert only : (0 votes)
    Dessert & drinks : (8 votes)
    28 %
    Bring a dessert, wedding cake & drinks : (5 votes)
    17 %
    High Tea : (0 votes)
    High Tea & Drinks : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Other... I think you should do _____________ : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Can you change the poll so you can select multiple options?

    I’d say yeah, use your backyard if you have the space.  Do some type of inexpensive catering, BBQ if its cheap but just drinks and hors d’oeuvres if price demands.  I also think its fine to just do beer/wine/soda rather than a full bar. 

    Post # 4
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    cocktails and cake 

    Post # 5
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    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We’ll be doing the same thing but at a venue I work at so that will save our money. We’re about to start talking about what to do for food, ect. and I think we’re doing hors d’oeuvres, maybe a cake, and a bar.

    Post # 6
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    4812 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think it really makes a difference with the timing of your get-together.  If you’re going to do just drinks and dessert, which I think is a great option, just make sure it’s later in the evening so that everyone can have eaten dinner on their own before.  Or, if you’re going to do just drinks and canapes, make it in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.  If you make it around a meal time, people will expect a meal.

    Post # 7
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Jade06:  it depends on the time of your get together.  if your guests will be there around lunch or early afternoon, something small, finger sandwiches, veggies, etc.  if you plan on having it later or dinner hour, you must feed them.  maybe bbq or something easy.  if it’s going to be later than 8pm hors d’ ouvres will be fine.

    Post # 8
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    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Other, I think you should do…

    A potluck at your house! People often ask if they can bring anything. Then you say… A salad! Some burger buns! An appetizer! Beer! Vegetables!

    Then you make some pulled pork or burgers for the main course, and maybe get some cupcakes for ‘wedding cake’.

    My family gathers often, the guests ask what they can bring and the host makes semi specific requests like that. It works awesome.

    Of course, this way is not so fancy. So it depends what you’re going for.

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