Second Reception in His Hometown

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Jacquelinesc84:  Since it’s a community event in the church, I think it would be fine to go potluck!

Or you guys could do partial catering–like get trays of ziti/chicken/whatever is cheap and warm, and make your own salads/cookies/cake!

Or you could have just a cake and punch reception! Or desserts only with a sweets table!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would think his family would plan and host this, though I am making some assumptions there. I’d have your FI bring it up to her and see if she offers or starts thinking about specifics.

We did something similar, except as an engagement party. Our options were either that, or have a second reception in his hometown for family friends and “church friends” who wouldn’t travel to our wedding. We chose engagement party, but it was basically like a mini reception… much more planned out (and lovely) than we had ever anticipated! It was in his hometown church reception hall too. Sounds basically just like what you’re imagining!

At ours we did partial catering (heavy appetizer bar, and a candy/dessert bar that his mom put together herself) and it worked out great. Potluck would also be OK too, like totally acceptable! Especially if it’s at a church. His mom put together a slideshow, parents gave speeches, she put together a “guest book” picture frame to sign, etc. We also re-used wedding decor from my FI’s sisters’ weddings. It was seriously like a wedding-in-a-box 🙂

But I’d give up any hope that his mom won’t be working the whole time… lol. Even if you get it catered/partially catered/potuck… it’ll still be her church friends, her community, etc. My FI’s poor mom was absolutely wiped! (But wouldn’t show it!)

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