(Closed) Is this okay? (long and jumbled but opinions please)

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think this sounds great.  You are definitely providing enough food and I’m sure your guests will have a blast

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

as long as the buffet your family is doing will have food for dinner, then i think it sounds good. i don’t think weddings always have a formal dinner, especially if the day is more laid back like yours sounds like. as long as nobody is hungry and is fed with some real food it should be fine.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I think this sound like a great idea:)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Hey – im British and at this time, youll probably find many more

 

 

 

Yes it is DEFINITELY more acceptable to do this in the UK than in the US. Just some suggetions –  I would put some nibbles down at the pub, ask your family to do a more than just sandwiches – something more wedding-y (maybe research it together – buffets can definitely be wedding-y) and if you have a little bit spare I would put a little money behind the bar o that, say you have £75 behind there (only have 40 guests so could just buy a few bottles of something from behind the bar), everyone can get one drink from the bride and groom.

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think it’s perfectly fine, sounds great actually 🙂 And I agree that nibblies in the pub is a good idea 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@sapphirecupcake:  Then it sounds great!! There is nothing wrong with a buffet, im getting married in the us and have chosen a fancy buffet instead of a sit down meal.

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Your guests are getting food and cake. That’s seems like enough.  You guys are starting your new life together and no one wants you to go into debt to celebrate your day.  Its smart.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It sounds great to me, especially the family buffet!  You could consider, in lieu of the cash bar, just doing beer/wine, if it fits in the budget and if your family/friends are a beer/wine crowd.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it sounds awesome and I’m in the USA!  It sounds like a great time to me, but I’m not one for the stuffy “should do…” :).  You do what you guys want!  Worst case people will always remember it because it was “different”.  It’d be boring if we were all the same!

This coming from someone with a backyard small wedding and everyone went on about how they loved it and it was great and so us.  We got most of the major bits in on a smaller scale, and some just plain fun “us” stuff.  Maybe we were lucky in the reaction, but if it comes down to it: do you want to do what you guys want or what you think others expect? 🙂  I vote for what you want and can afford!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m from lLiverpool and I think it’s a lovely idea! People understand how pricey weddings are  and they expect a lot less, especially from young couples. Your idea sounds lovely, however if you feel worried why not fancy it up a bit? You could copy so,e of the posh M&S style finger food that costs a bomb if you buy premade but you could do reasonably if you have good cooks and are buying in bulk. I definitely recommend Costco. We had a large party a few months ago and some of their food is amazing, we bought loads of anti pasti style tapas meats and sausages which were unusual and went down a storm, plus loads of unusual types of seafood, breads and salad items you might not get in other places. It’s amazing for sweets too, ESP jelly beans! Good luck, it sounds amazing!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sounds fantastic.  You are providing food.  You are providing music.  And you’re having a small guest list, so you won’t have the people who are there for the free food and drink, and who will whisper in corners – you’ll only have people who want to celebrate your special day, and will be happy to be there for you.  It sounds like a great day.

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