- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I am new to this (I am still in the waiting phase..should be in the next few months). Thanks for having this place to wait. Anywhooo…Here is my dilemma.
My family owns several seasonal business which prevent us from holding a summer wedding. I have never wanted a winter wedding but with all of my family attending an out of state wedding for my cousin on Oct 4 of 2014, a fall wedding is out of the question in 2014, so a Winter seems like the only possible time (maybe Nov 8th or 15th).The venu for the wedding and reception is roughly 4 hours away from my home town…and I intend for this wedding/recpetion to be a weekend long event.
My family has always agreed that it would be smart to have a big party for those that are local family friends (I grew up in a small town and both me and my parents are really active in our community…meaning it would be hard not to invite these people to a party of some sort to celebrate my wedding) as inviting them all to my winter family wedding would mean a wedding of up to maybe 400 plus people….and that is not going to happen.
It is important to throw this “home town wedding reception” during warm weather so we can have a tent and people outside because there are no location up here to host this large of a party indoors. This means that the party would before the actual wedding (which would not be until at the earliest Nov 2014..possibly not till January 1st depending of venu avability) likely in Sept 2014.
“A Celebration of Joy”
As we get ready for our destination wedding
we would like a chance to share our joy
at seeing the people who would be with us
if we married at home
and so, we thought you might
spend some time with us that night
just food and fun for everyone
- Can I call this “home town wedding reception” something other than an Engagement Party or a pre wedding recpetion so that there is less confusion or frustration about them not all being invited to the wedding?
- If so what might be a good name? Just to clarify my parents would be hosting the “engagement party”.
- How big of an “pre wedding reception” seems reasonable to throw…so far without all people listed (also not yet including my bf’s family which is huge and lives close by or his family friends) we are at 200 people (there will be some people that can not attend) so far the list looks likely to get up to 400.
- Any other thoughts on how to make this work? (I appreciate that many of you might disagree with a before a wedding party and also that not all of those invited will be invited to the wedding. I am not looking for how this won’t work but looking instead to see how to make this work. Thanks!). 🙂