- 4 years ago
FH and I have found a place we’re in love with. It’s beautiful, it’s rustic, the price fits well within our strict budget. We want more of an intimate feel to the reception rather than ‘big drunken party’. We’re providing everythinf and even plan to let people know that if they don’t want to run out of alcohol, it might be best to bring their own. Perhaps the biggest problem is that we have to be cleaned up and out by 10. That leaves us wrapping up the party at 9. Originally I was thinking ceremony at 3/3:30, reception at 4, etc. Then I wondered if I should bring it forward another hour..have the ceremony at 2, the reception start at 3 and just have random games as well as fun things around until dinner at 5. Iwonder if people would be confused about that large of a gap, though, especially since the ceremony and reception are at the same place. Plus the kids are bound to get antsy…there is also a hotel right down the road that we plan on blocking rooms at for our guests, and thought about inviting everyone to the bar there as an after party. There’s also a bar & grill pretty close that we met at while going to see our mutual friend (our DJ) that we’re thinking about making the site of the after party. Either way, there will be an after party.
I just don’t want our wedding to be a dud.