- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Hi everyone! I’m brand new to the forums – FH & I got engaged 10 days ago – woo hoo! We have decided to get married in 2013, because I started a new degree this year and 2012 will keep me very busy with a thesis to write.
So we have just decided to move back to our home town between October and December (depending on when we get jobs etc) so we thought we would have an engagement party when we get back. We were already planning to have one back home, but now we are going to delay it a little bit until after we move. We thought it would be a great way to introduce our families.
Anyway, so we have decided to have it at a wine bar sort of venue, that is on the bayside (which is where he proposed). We will have relatively substancial canapes (i.e chicken skewers, bread platters, etc) and a dessert buffet (drool!). We have also decided to have a bar tab, which we will put a set amount on, which will only cover non-alcohol drinks, beer, and wine (i.e. no spirits).
Questions – how should I word this on the invitations? I was thinking cocktail party but we are not serving spirits. Also, how do I indicate that canapes will not consitute a full meal? Also do people usually do menus for cocktail style events? If so, how should I do them? Finally does anyone have any good decorating/DIY ideas? I want to do a guestbook/photo table and some centrepieces at least.
I love this idea (will do in aqua and white and probably ditch the candles as the room is already pretty bright) : http://www.onestylishbride.com/diy-center/easy-peasy-diy-string-spheres/