Post # 1
We’re having a destination wedding in Wyoming in July. We’re expecting 60 guests. We’re SO appreciative of everyone taking the time and spending the money to travel all the way out there and really want to make sure everyone feels taken care of (even a little spoiled). We’ve been trying to pay for as many meals and activities as we can. However, I also want people to be able to get out and enjoy the area on their own and do things that interest them. There’s so much to do and see, I don’t want people to feel so completely consumed with wedding-related stuff that they can’t enjoy the trip.
So, how many events and activities are TOO MANY?
Right now we have the following planned:
- Wednesday – optional rodeo for anyone in town and wanting to go
- Thursday day – optional guys fishing trip for anyone interested
- Thursday night – welcome cocktail party
- Friday day – bridesmaid and groomsmen lunch
- Friday night – rehearsal dinner (all guests invited)
- Saturday – ceremony and reception
- Sunday morning – optional brunch
Too much? Would you feel overwhelmed? Or would you feel taken care of?
Post # 3
I think it sounds great! Because it’s optional people can go if they want but if they want to explore they can do that too!
Post # 4
The activities sound nice and if they don’t want to be involved the don’t have to.
We’re doing the same thing, semi-destination wedding in Northern Iowa. 80+ guest will be Out of Town.
Wednesday – arrive, set up, casual dinner
Thursday Day – Boating, fishing, girls go to get nails done
Thursday Night – Welcome party
Friday Day – Breakfast, Boating
Friday Night – Rehersal dinner – all welcome
Saturday – Ceremony, reception
Sunday AM – Brunch
Post # 5
Oh good! I’m glad to hear this! I definitely will let people know that these are mostly optional, but good for free food and booze if they want it. And we’re going to try to promote the area by giving out lots of brochures, maps and info about the parks and activities.
@Snowflake – our wedding schedules sound a lot alike!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I think these sound great, but be sure to delegate responsibility for running things when the wedding week rolls around. I was so much more scatterbrained during the actual wedding week than I thought I would be. So much going on at once! But these sound like really fun events for your guests!
Post # 7
Thanks Kitten. Any advice is much appreciated. I have a wedding planner there that will be (hopefully) handling everything and telling everyone what do to (so I don’t have to)! But I already know it’s going to be a WILD week. So excited!!
Post # 8
Another idea is that on the wiki there is a weekend plan that one of the bees put together. I copied it and rewrote it for our stuff. I figured I could print out and put in folders along with brochures, maps, etc and give to guests that will be around for the whole weekend. I think it’s under the timeline wiki