(Closed) Need Help: destination wedding reception

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
20 posts
  • Wedding: May 2002

@Costa Rica Bride:

This is your party and you can plan it just like you would a normal reception..but now you have more opportunities, like starting it earlier!

You can make it as enjoyable as possible!

Since you already will have the separate dances, you don’t need to repeat them, if you don’t want too. If this was my reception, I would do what makes me happy. I think having separate dances with parents can be very meaningful if you are close or want to get closer to your parents. But, if it just feels like a “have to” then I wouldn’t do it.

As for chair covers, that’s up to preference and cost. You can make it formal or relaxed or even compliment the flowers.

I think you may be feeling pressure to do it one way or another, I hope you don’t. Do what’s right for you.



Post # 4
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m having a Destination Wedding and a reception when I get back. The fun thing about it is there are no rules. Seriously, you can decide to have a backyard bbq, a formal get together, just a party, whatever you like!!

As for us, we are having pretty much a full reception back home. We are having a full dinner and dance with a DJ. We will show a slideshow of the wedding and probably a small portion of the wedding video.

Basically, you can do whatever makes sense for you and Fiance. Nobody will know what to expect so you don’t have that pressure of doing the “normal wedding traditions”, but you can do them if you want to.

And FYI lots of advice on this topic on http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com

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