Post # 1
I am just wanting a very simple wedding. It will be in a friend’s backyard (which is about a fourth of an acre 🙂 )I am gonna have the dress and 2 Bridesmaid or Best Man, then the groom (of course!!) and his 2 Groomsmen. I was thinking just flowers for the wedding party and maybe an arrangement for around the cake. I was thinking one or two simple sheet cakes and punch. What do you guys think?
Post # 3
I think that sounds just lovely — the cake is always the best part IMHO! The only advice I’d have is to make sure your ceremony and reception don’t overlap with a meal time if you’re not planning to serve a full meal. You don’t want people bailing on you early because they’re hungry.
Post # 4
I agree with Melissa — make sure to try for something like 2 or 3 PM so that people dont expect a meal.
Make your wedding whatever you want it to be! As long as you say "I do" or something along those lines – that is all that matters! 🙂
Post # 5
People get married at varied times, so just having it at 2 doesn’t mean people know they wont be having a meal. If your simply just having cake and punch, make sure to include it in the invites so that people know, and can plan accordingly. Some people dont like cake. Especially if there will be children, let people know b/c they tend to get very cranky when they’re hungry. You could always go to your favorite restaurant (depending on # of guests) or host a simple BBQ afterwards- It would be much cheaper than the average wedding reception soiree.
Post # 6
I think that sounds fabulous and would love to go to an event like that! Adding a simple ‘please join us for cake and punch afterwards’ (or something more clever) to the invites would also keep guests from getting the wrong idea. I say go for it!
Post # 7
There is absolutely nothing at all wrong with that type of ceremony/reception. Your wedding day should be what YOU and your FIANCE want it to be. I think many brides, myself included, lose sight of the most important thing on that day (saying "I do") and focus on all the lace, fancy food, fondant, etc. Everything about your day sounds just perfect, so go for it! Good luck! (:
Post # 8
That sounds like so much fun! Just indicate on the invite that it will be a cake and punch reception, and voila. Adorable. And so *wonderfully* simple!
Post # 9
Sounds wonderful! I agree with the "join us for cake and punch after the ceremony" to clue guests in to there not being a huge meal. I would not be offended by this in the least.
People may want to go out together afterward regardless, so you may want to have a restaurant in mind for that—but I would spread the word about this informally, or even wait to see if it comes up at the reception, so that people understand you are not paying for dinner. Also, make sure you have a rain location or some sort of tent in case the weather turns nasty.
Post # 10
I think simple is great especially if that is the way you want it. I have been to both types of weddings and the more laidback weddings are always the most fun.
Post # 11
It sounds wonderful! And I totally agree with Elle about losing sight of the "I do"!
And yes, make sure to indicate "cake and punch."