(Closed) Need help!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

If you’re getting married in a park or a church, you could serve cake and punch!

Post # 4
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Anaiyahsmommy:  I’m confused are you hosting a cruise for your guests in lieu of the reception?  Are there guests paying for their own cruise and it happens to be the same one you’re going on?  I would think if you’re hosting a cruise, you don’t really need to worry about too much.

Post # 5
3267 posts
Sugar bee

You really must have something after your ceremony to receive your guests in.  This doesn’t have to be fancy, but at the minimum you must serve a snack (if it’s not over a meal time) or a meal if it is (or change the time) and refreshments.

Cake and punch is a quick and easy (and cheap) way to do this.  It could be at someone’s home, or in the church basement. 

The fact that you are cruising the next day really has no bearing on your responsibilities as host.

Post # 6
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You don’t need to hold a big party for your guests but you really should host some kind of gathering after the ceremony to thank your guests for coming.  As a PP said, it could be as simple as cake and punch or appetizers and beer/wine at someone’s house, a local restaurant, etc. even if it’s just for 2 hours.  It would be rude not to do something.

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