Post # 1
(I am new to the planning side of our wedding, so I’m sure there are many ideas we haven’t thought of yet.)
We have recently moved to the middle of nowhere- we were both originally from Alaska, and now we are in the south. We decided a small ceremony would be best, with only our closest friends and family. So, we chose to have it up in Minnesota, at my mom’s house. She has a lovely piece of property, with a big red barn, a huge field, a lake and a creek. We will be married in front of the barn, then the (small) reception will be held at the local train depot. There will def be no more than 50 people at the reception.
I would like to only have our first dance, and maybe the mother-son/father daughter dance. Is it tacky to only have thoses dances? I really don’t see our guests wanting to dance…
We will be having an after lunch wedding, so we are planning on having a dessert/champagne reception.
Then after our reception, some of our family that flew in from out of state will be going back to my parents house for a bbq/bonfire. After the BBQ/hubby and I will leave.
It will not be a really formal wedding. I have a beautiful dress and cake, but we want it to be simple. How can I keep the guests entertained if I don’t want much dancing?
Post # 3
I think it sounds like an awesome wedding!
Post # 4
sounds beautiful! we’re not dancing either, and we’re assuming people will want to mingle. we don’t have a ton of oot guests, but we’ll have a few and people will want to talk to each other.
Post # 5
Sounds great to me! I don’t think people expect dancing at a lunch time wedding (though I’d still have background music, at least). You know your guests best–some people are fine just hanging out and talking, others might want some sort of entertainment, like games to play, or even just pictures to look at. A photobooth or something could provide entertainment. Do you have any outdoor space? I love the idea of lunch in the garden with games like croquet to play.
Post # 6
I think it sounds lovely. I don’t think it would be bad to only have the few “special” dances, especially since you are having a day wedding. And I really like the idea of having a BBQ/bonfire and having a very low-key wedding. And I think your guests will be plenty entertained just talking and mingly with each other and with you guys. If you wanted, you could do fun lawn games at your parents’ place such as croquet and bocce, etc. You could do a trivia game with info about you and your Fiance for something fun to do.
Post # 7
I think it sounds beautiful, special and unique!! And HEY to Athens! Im getting married 30 minutes from there!
Post # 8
Oh, THANK YOU!
I have gotten virtually no input from my man. He likes one idea one day, then the next day he thinks its odd. I like the idea of having little games for people to play- so cute!
clarebee- YAY for athens! I live right outside of athens. There are so many beautiful places to get married here!
Post # 9
SOunds like a great time. You have to do what you feel most comfortable with. All that matters is that you and your Fiance have a BLAST!!