Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
We are having a semi-destination wedding on a Sunday afternoon, 80 person guest list. Outdoor ceremony at 1:00, indoor reception starts at 1:30 across the street from the meadow where the ceremony will be. First dance immediately, toasts, then mingling until cake cutting, garter toss, bouquet toss. Everyone out by 5:00 and then we are doing portraits until sunset. There will be an instant photo guest book with a ribbon backdrop and DIY centerpeices. We are serving unlimited wine and heavy appetizers. Favors are ribbon wands from our ceremony departure and the instant photos.
What’s your Sunday wedding look like?
Post # 3
@Pixienickie: Our Sunday wedding was pretty laidback. It was at a restaurant sitting right on the sand along a beach. We did a first look, some of our portraits (on the beach), and all of the family portraits (in the ceremony room) before the ceremony. We began the ceremony a little after noon, which really upset my punctual and OCD soul, but apparently people always expect these things to be a little late. Afterwards, the guests got to enjoy a lovely pre-lunch apps buffet plus open bar while we went out and finished the couple portraits. Introductions, first dance, speeches, then lunch served at 1:30. We got up and visited each table in between courses and after finishing the meal. Cake cutting, more mingling, and everyone was out by 3:45, which gave us an extra 15min to make sure all the loose ends were tied up. We didn’t do a departure and were actually the last to leave, lol, but I liked it that way.
ETA: The only decorations were my DIY centerpieces. We figured nothing we did could or should compete with the floor to ceiling views of the ocean! I was a little worried at first, but when I saw it all laid out, I was really pleased with the effect. We did a signature photo mat for our guestbook, but now we have to get off our butts and pick a picture and hang it up already!
Post # 4
Our Sunday wedding was a mix of unique and traditional. Our ceremony was at 10:30 (well, not quite 10:30 seeing as the bride was late as usual… lol) with cocktail hour from 11-12 during which the groom and I had our formal pictures taken. We had quick formals with our families first so they could join cocktail hour, then with the bridal party, and finally just the two of us. From 12-4 we had our reception. It was technically a full dinner, we had multiple stations. There definitely was a lot of food! We also had an open beer and wine bar. Luckily for our guests, the next day was Columbus Day so some people had off, and those who didn’t still had plenty of time to make it home and relax before heading to bed. We rented our centerpieces from a fabulous florist in the area (great since we don’t live where the wedding was). Our favors were 1oz jars of spiced apple butter with customized labels that I got off of Etsy. We did the first dance, parent dances, toasts, bouquet and garter tosses, and had a DJ with lots of dancing. With how much our family partied you would never have known it was a Sunday afternoon! 🙂