intimate DW, At Home Reception later?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Is your FI regretful his father won’t be at the ceremony? Maybe that’s why he’s being sulky about the reception?

If that’s not the case and it is work-related stress that’s keeping him from planning, you could plan it yourself. With FI’s blessing, you can call up his dad and discuss a date and a budget. Depending on the size of the budget, I dont think this will take a long time to plan at all. If you just choose a restaurant with a dance floor or a full-service venue, you could potentially have it all planned in 1 week (With no dress hunt and no ceremony yes, I mean 1week). I dont know when high wedding season is in Australia, but I do worry if you delay too long you will hit high season and it will be a nightmare to book anything. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Hi, we are planning really small destination wedding too (just two of us) and the reception/party at home later. We plan showing them our future video and pictures like you. But it´s more complicated with us, because I am Czech, and my fiance is Canadian, so we will probably have the reception as soon as we come back to Canada, but the second reception with all my family and friends will be probably in two or three months later, when my fiance will come to Czech R. I think 2-3 months is totally fine, at least you have enough time to organize it. 

Since we are just at the start of planning, may I ask you about your wedding? We have no idea which destination we should pick, we don´t have a huge budget, but we want something beautiful, small (not a huge resort), with a secret beach, dinner on the beach, at the same time some adventurous island… Do you have some kind of wedding package or you arrange it all by yourself? 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is very similar to what we are planning. FI’s parents and his sister won’t be attending our intimate DW. We plan on having an informal AHR once we return (no dancing, but just dinner, some sort of cake/cupcake/dessert bar, and display our photos) a month or so after we get back. I don’t think you need to plan nearly as far in advance for your AHR either especially if you don’t need special equipment for dancing, etc. Maybe you can approach a restaurant or something and just inquire about setting up for a “reunion dinner” or a similar event. 

Where are you planning on having your DW?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That sounds like a really great plan! I’ve never been to Hawaii either but I would love to go someday. It’ll be nice to have your parents there so they can watch your daughter, but still have the option to spend some family time together if you wish.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@tinkerbish:  We had a home reception (midwest) one month after we got married (hawaii), then another wedding banquet (california) the weekend after the midwest celebration. We were crazy, LOL.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We’re having our four best friends to our DW, ad then my parents are hosting a nibbles&dancing do at home for 80 people. Get  his Dad involved, it can’t hurt, particularly if FI is dragging his feet. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re having a DW with about 50 people, but still having an AHR after

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