(Closed) Party Afterwards

posted 11 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
Bee
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

We are! Smile  We are doing an at home reception at a lake front cottage a couple months after we get back.   Instead of a sit down dinner we are doing tapas and desserts, dancing and some games.  It will be more casual than reception really.

Post # 4
Member
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Our January wedding in Jamaica does not include our children and many other friends and family members who are not taking the trip for a variety of reasons, $, timing, childcare etc.  We are having a summer party at our home to include them, 6 months after the wedding.  Casual, with some sort of family/vow renewal to include the two teenagers.

Post # 5
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are doing a beach themed party maybe even a BBQ. We’ll have some pictures of the wedding and stuff as well. Really informal just a party 🙂 I think it would be really nice for our guests that can’t make the wedding!

Post # 6
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362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My fiance and I have always wanted to get married on the beach so a destination wedding was a no brainer for us.  However, many of our friends are not able to attend either for financial or work/school reasons.  We don’t want anyone to feel left out so we are planning on having a party after we return.

Fortunately, a good friend of mine (I actually married her and her husband 2 weeks ago) offered to throw us a post-wedding party at her house.  Since we are getting married in Hawai’i we are going to have a Hawai’ian luau theme and do mostly BBQ/laid back type of stuff.  We’re also planning on showing some video footage and pictures from the wedding.  This way, everyone can be included regardless of whether they can travel or not.

Post # 7
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I am actually doing the opposite of most and having a really small and informal destination ceremony and then coming home and having a big formal reception.  Is that weird? lol

Post # 8
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We rented out a hall back home and had a potluck reception for our friends and family (they brought food instead of gifts). It turned out great and there was so much yummy food there! I asked people to bring whatever they wanted, and encouraged people to bring their specialties. It also helped to cut down costs by not having to pay for a huge buffet or anything.

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