(Closed) Lunch Reception + After

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it would be a great idea! I’m having a cake and punch reception during the day and later planning on paying for a party bus to drive out to chicago for an afterparty, where we’ll also be paying for the guests entrance fee and drinks. Now that the wedding is having kids I’m not allowing them to drink and drive and especially not with kids. Whoever wants to come can and if they don’t oh well!  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Megan10513:  I think that this is a great idea!

Would you have two separate invites?

I have heard of people doing this, but everyone invited to the reception was invited to the afterparty.  I don’t think that it’s a big deal to invite people to just the after party if your wedding/lunch reception is basically family-only.  I would just do separate invites and say that the cabin thing is a “celebration of your marriage” and host people there.

I’m picturing a bonfire with smores!  You could set up a great bar in the cabins.  

I think that it would be a lot of fun.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Megan10513:  We’re doing this.  🙂  We’re taking over a campground (well, we’ll take over about 1/4 of it) and all of our family is in cabins.  So our ceremony and reception is at noon (not set in stone yet) and will last until about 6pm.  At that point, the older folks will go to their cabins (they can stay if they want to but I seriously doubt they will) and the rest of us will change into warmer clothes and attempt to finish the kegs while watching the meteor shower. We have one friend who is staying at a cabin pretty close and we may end up there if we want to stay up late since it’s a campsite.

If the cabins dont have fire pits for smores, those garden fire tables are SUPER cheap now (like $60!) and you can either give it away or take it home and use it again.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sounds good! My only word of caution is that you may be exhausted by the time the evening rolls around. We did an 11am ceremony followed by a lunch reception (with ipod DJ, too, which worked out great), and between nerves/makeup artist coming at 6:30am so we could do photos before the ceremony, we were both passed out by 7pm.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Megan10513:  Sounds awesome. Feel free to PM me if you have any logistical/decor questions.  Are you self-catering or bringing someone in? 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Megan10513:  Well then that will be really awesome.  🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park

This is almost exactly what we want to do! 

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