Post # 1
Hubs and I are thinking we will be keeping our ceremony small and probably 50 people or less…So we were thinking of skipping the whole formal reception, doing the “vow renewal” at my parents’ cabin in MN and just doing a cookout there with the close family/friends we invite…so no band/dj probably just the radio or the ipod on shuffle and everyone can hang out and get to know eachother…I’m not really big on doing the father/daughter dance or anything so, to me I wouldn’t really be missing out.
What do you think bees?
Post # 3
Our ceremony and reception will be less than 50 people and I’m really pleased with having a small number. I think your idea sounds fun – just make sure you don’t feel like you are missing out on something due to small number of guests. You can do whatever you want to regardless of guest count – and it sounds to me like you may want a more formal type of reception but are just worried about not having enough peeps. I could be off base but it sounds to me like you are wanting something more formal?
Post # 4
I think you guys should do whatever makes you happy!
As a guest, that plan sounds like fun!
Post # 5
I am just not one for being formal and quite frankly the whole wedding thing FREAKS ME out! My family has never really seemed quite comfortable in a formal setting, and I know for sure that Hubs is NOT anywhere near comfortable in formal situations with crowds of people around…I just am worried that people will be weirded out by my idea of a cookout and the ipod or radio.
Post # 6
well i like your idea… but i’m a little biased because we’re doing something like it. we’re having a small ceremony (30 people), but we’re having a bit more people for dinner, about 100, but like you no formal reception, we’re not even doing any dancing. i know what you’re saying, i feel like people won’t get us and might be “weirded out” by it all, but when it comes down to it i don’t really care. i want to be happy at my wedding, so we’re going to do what makes us happy.
Post # 7
I def don’t think people will be wierded out! It sounds fun! I actually think many people prefer informal situations if given the choice. Besides, your guests are there to celebrate you and your Hubs and that means that if it’s a reflection of the two of you, they’re gonna love it!
Anyway, I’m considering having an Elvis impersonator at my reception – in other words, I’m way past caring if people are wierded out and you should not worry about what they think.
It took me a long time to get to that point, but I’m there now.