- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
My Fiance & I aren’t “party” people. At the weddings we’ve gone to together we don’t dance, I think a “first dance” would be our FIRST dance, ever.
just want to get married, then gather with family and friends to celebrate.
We’re thinking of having a not too religious ceremony in a chapel, then we want to have dinner afterwards at a yummy restaurant nearby that has a great patio and garden area.
I’m imagining a simple buffet with mingling, maybe a toast if anyone feels inclined to do so (we aren’t having a bridal party either), the whole thing can last a couple of hours? We’re inviting 73 guests, but are honestly only anticpating 50-ish (but are prepared to pay for all 73).
I’m wearing a simple, short (well, knee length) white dress with some lace, not a gown. I’m not throwing my bouquet (I decided only to carry one because I couldn’t imagine what else I’d do with my hands…) or really interested in any of the wedding traditions.
Our inviatations will be really casual and only say “dinner to follow”. Maybe I could say “join us for dinner and drinks after to celebrate”. Does that sound more like a family dinner than a wedding reception?
I think I should have background music (hell, if people want to spontaneously break out in dance, they can go for it… ) but what? How? A CD? Classical music? Fiance hates jazz. We love classic rock…