Post # 1
I’ve never been one for fuss and frill (minus my antique lace gown that is), but when my Fiance suggested we get married in August/11 at a nearby conservation area I was all for it! This meant I could plan the no fuss day I wanted. Plus, I’m an outdoor kinda gal and wouldn’t feel like myself cooped up in a hall pretending ot have a good time with typical wedding activities.
So, our plan…we rented a converted barn next to a swing set, horseshoe pits, and FISHING POND! WOO! There will be no sit down dinner or dancing for us (ok well guest can sit if they want as tables will be provided :P) Most of my family is looking forward to it. My dad even said “Its fitting that the little girl who would put on her pretty white dress with the pink bows to go catch frogs would have her wedding at the pond”. Its a little unusual, but everyone is on board.
Problem? WHAT IF IT RAINS? I mean sure there’s cover, but with all the activities being outdoor’s only now all thats there to do is the food! So, any suggestions for back up activities?
Post # 3
Maybe have a computer with an iPod for dancing if you DO have to go inside… Bob for apples? Scrapbooks to look at like at graduation parties, um… Haha this is hard if you don’t want to be traditional… Maybe the horseshow game with the board with three holes that you throw bean bags into (because horseshoes could hurt someone if you’re all cramped inside :)). Either way, I hope it doesn’t rain for you, and I’m glad you already have a back up plan. Now you have 6 months to come up with activities so I’m sure it’ll go well even if you do have showers that day.
Post # 4
Oooooh. Bean bags, good idea!
I HATE dancing…unless its infront of the bathroom mirror or something. lol So, I want to avoid that as much as possible. Its also an afternoon reception and I can’t figure out who will want to dance at 3 o’clock in the middle of august?! So, I am sincerely hoping no dancing.
Thanks for your openness! The ladies at work keep asking me things like “have you picked a first dance song?”
Post # 5
Set up a “faux” photo booth! All you need is a fun backdrop and a bunch of props.
We did this at our outdoor wedding and guests had a blast getting silly. You can set up a stationery camera on a tripod and let guests take their own photos. Or have your pro photographer take the shots. Or just let guests use their own cameras and set up a photo sharing site.
We had two photographers, so the second photographer was on photo booth duty much of the night. Here are some of my favorite shots!