Post # 1
So we’re thinking about having a two day event for our wedding guest can arrive on Friday the day before the wedding and stay Saturday the night of the wedding .we are buying out the camp for two days most of the lodging is cabina or tent flats so most of its bunk beds some of it’s cots but there’s also an option of using their own tents but all the lodging will be free for our guest we are paying for everything . So my question is two things . Friday night I’m doing rehersal dinner should I have food for everyone or just the wedding party ? And we plan on having a Sunday brunch before everyone leaves which we planned on making a Mexican breakfast should I have another option of food for people who might not want that if so any cheap ideas?
Post # 2
If you invite everyone to arrive Friday evening, yes, I believe you have to include them in the rehearsal dinner. And yes, to non-Mexican breakfast items on Sunday morning.
What are you doing for food for Saturday, other than the wedding? Are you encouraging guests to bring their own food for certain meals, or if they do not like/don’t eat, what’s on your menu?
I’d look at the numbers, who say they’re attending, before worrying about “cheap ideas.” You might find that some guests pplan to arrive later than dinner on Friday night,or leave early Sunday, before breakfast. Also there may be guests who don’t camp (like me), who may want the option to attend the ceremonyafterparty, only.
Post # 3
we defiantly ask people to RSVP for each date and meal so we know we’re gonna ask people to bring food for breakfast on Saturday and lunch if they like or well give a list of places to eat near by . For the reception were doing bbq food having itcatered . It will be some kind of meat chicken and sides .
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
jjlove1985: sounds like a cool idea … but then when PABride: brought up all the logistics… it did seem a bit tough… you could pull it off but it would be like a destination wedding kind of but it would be a LOT of work for the guests because they would have to provide their own meals/drinks for most of the time unlike all inclusive resorts…..mmmm tough one!
Post # 5
I like the idea of a campground wedding although be prepared that some people just don’t camp. So are there good alternatives so far as hotels are concerned in the area?
Also, you do need to feed everyone on Friday. It would be deeply awkward for people to discover that they aren’t being catered since they dont qualify as the bridal party. I also agree with pps that you need to provide an alternative to the Mexican breakfast on Sunday too but I can’t imagine that this needs to be very costly.
What I would say is that you need to make everything very, very clear on the invitations. State which meals are included and which aren’t. Only with slightly complicated catering arrangements it is easy for guests to make the wrong assumptions.
Post # 6
Steampunkbride: we are prepared for those who don’t camp we will give them info on hotels and stuff in the area . We have about 125 people on our guest list but I’m sure not everyone will be coming I’m thinking 90 total for the wedding but if everyone decided to come Friday night and stay Sunday what is some good food choices to feed that many people without costing an arm and leg ?