Should I have a at home backyard "reception" (Poll)

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I have the at home backyard "reception"
    Yes : (4 votes)
    22 %
    No : (14 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 2
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    2486 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    If you are not thrilled to do it then I say skip it. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to plan you DW in the first place, and for a small party all the way in Chicago, it sounds like a lot of work. I don’t think anyone will be too disappointed especially if you haven’t mentioned it yet. 

    Post # 3
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    9531 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t think anyone will be upset if you don’t do the backyard reception. Just dop  the whole thing and go about the rest of your life! I remember howI was exhausted and relieved to be done with it all after my wedding and i can’t imagine organizing another reception!

    Post # 5
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

    I would say no. If this was something you really wanted to do, and felt like it needed to happen then I would of course say yes. But it’s just extra planning, money and time at this point that could be directed to other things. Perhaps you could just go out to a nice meal with those who couldn’t make the wedding but would have if circumstances permitted. I feel like 2 months is a bit of a long time after the wedding anyway and I don’t think anyone will be dissapointed or upset. You could always do a nice vow renewal in a few years. But given what you said, I just don’t think it’s needed.

    Post # 6
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    If you don’t want it, then skip it!  Are people really going to ask you in two months when your AHR is?  My FI and I are having a DW and we’re doing an AHR kind of out of obligation.  FI feels badly for those who cannot afford to travel with us, and feels strongly about having an option they can attend.  So I am going with the flow.  But in my head, this is going to be a super casual backyard type affair with box wine and cheese/fruit/veggie plates!  😉

    Post # 7
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    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Lily_of_the_valley:  My husband and I got married in Sweden and had planned to have a reception here in Canada (where we live) once we got back from the wedding and honeymoon. However, a few months before the wedding I already felt all “partied out”. Just like you, our wedding was small (35 people), but it took so much energy to arrange everything from a distance. I eventually told my husband that I just didn’t feel like putting in all the work and money to arrange an at home reception – turns out he was feeling just the same. So we just dropped the entire idea and we’ve not regretted it for one second. 

    Sounds to me like you’re very much on the same page as what I was, so based on that I think you should let go of the reception at your mums place and focus all your energy on your wedding.

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