Post # 1
We will be having a destination wedding, but a ceremony (with approx 50 – 60 people) when we get back – likely at a clifftop overlooking a favourite beach.
Because we would have been travelling, and be a bit short of cash, I’m wondering what the best way to ‘cost cut’ might be… We have a nice outdoor entertainment area at home, and was thinking of holding it there…
I’m open to suggestions but have also included a poll….
Post # 3
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 # 5
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
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
@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
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.
Post # 9
@Jade06: Dessert and drinks sounds nice!