Post # 1
Well, I got fed up with venues and caterers and music, etc. We’re having a Destination Wedding and we were trying to have a casual but memorable reception back home for our family and friends that aren’t going to the Destination Wedding. It turned into a damn circus that was sounding like more work and less fun as time went on. We sent out our Save-The-Date Cards, but nothing else. Today, I canceled our venue, our DJ and our caterer and we’re just having an open house at our home after we get back. I figure we can still do the cake here and have a nice buffett of food. That will free up more money for the Destination Wedding too. I feel so liberated!
Post # 3
I don’t know about you, but I found all this wedding planning stuff was starting to stress me in ways I wasn’t used to. I’d find myself getting worked up about the stupidest things, that would never normally be on my radar, and reacting in ways that simply were not like me. So, when I decided to buck ALL the traditions and make my reception more fun and relaxed and more in line with who ‘we’ are, I shed that unfamiliar uptight shell, this person that I was not, and also felt so liberated!
So, hurrah for the liberation! A backyard bbq when you get back sounds like a perfect idea. Celebrating your love with your loved ones is where it’s at. Good for you!
Post # 4
Heck yea! Sounds like a blast. I agree with things getting “Circus-like” especially when you’re trying to do something small…it becomes more work than what it’s worth. Your BBQ sounds fantastic and I am getting jealous I don’t have a big yard to do anything in!
Post # 5
I wanted a backyard BBQ sooo badly! That was actually my first choice, but we just couldn’t find a backyard big enough to accomodate everyone we wanted there! I hope you have an awesome time!
Post # 6
I’m glad you found a solution that gets rid of the stress and makes you happy! Have a fantastic wedding and reception!!
Post # 8
Sounds awesome to me!
If I’d had a backyard big enough to accomodate I’d have gone that way, too.