- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
I guess I didn’t really think about this predicament when I scheduled our wedding. It will be outdoors and I wanted to make sure it was past the hottest time of the day but still in good light, but the “wedding” will be at 3 pm at a very very nice historical park. However, we are not allowed to have a reception there. In fact, we are only allowed a total of 20 people, including bride, groom, officiant, and photographer, and no chairs, decorations, etc. This is not a problem at all, and actually makes my life easier. Also, we are only allowed 20 minutes for the exchange of vows. With pictures before and after, we have the photographer from 2-4 using a two-hour elopement package (great $$$ saver).
The problem is what to do after. This will actually be the first time my family members (if they come) will meet his. I am not inviting my mom because of issues we have, but hopefully my brothers will come (although as of now I am thinking they will not because, hey, if they have to side with someone its going to be my mom I guess), but my best friend since childhood and her sister will be there so at least I have that!
So! Anyway, now we are looking at being done at the park probably by quarter to 4. If we drive to a restaurant we’d get there around 4:15. Most nicer restaurants don’t seem to open until 5 or 5:30. So, I am trying to find a hor d’ourve/cocktail place and the pickings are really slim so I don’t know what to do! Any suggestions???