(Closed) Advice on casual barbecue reception a month after wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Maybe you could have some fun lawn games going too, like horseshoes etc.




Post # 4
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh, and that picture was from Green Wedding Shoes.  You could also have a cute backdrop for pictures.

Post # 5
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the baked potato bar idea!

We are doing something similar. We are having our wedding and dinner for about 14 close friends/family. We are then having a bbq party a few weeks after for all our friends. We just can’t afford a big wedding, and even if we could, I want something mroe intimate for the actual wedding.

I am doing a thumprint tree at the bbq. I am going to have a giant tree drawing and ask people to thumbprint it and sign it. Later, I’ll have it framed. If you look it up on etsy you will see what I mean.

Otherwise, we aren’t doing anything fancy. Just grilled food, (probably burgers and chicken) salads, and maybe a sheet cake or one “wedding” element. It is going to be uber-casual.

Post # 6
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We are doing the same thing.  We’re having a casual “reception” a month and a half after our wedding where my fiance’s family and hometown friends live since most of them won’t be attending the wedding.  We are planning to have a barbecue, lawn games, music and a big bonfire so everyone can make s’mores (one of our favorite things to do at home so we thought we would incorporate it into the party.)  It won’t be fancy, but it will just be a good chance for everybody to get together, see our pictures and have fun.

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Have a couple of photo books from your ceremony. Have lawn games and try to do some decorative projects to make it  really festive and to give it the wedding detail vibe. Consider getting a polaroid camera and have a photo area with fun props, and a book for guests to paste their photo and write a message for you and your DH.

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