(Closed) Reception/Party at Family Member's home

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
717 posts
Busy bee

when the time comes, you and your SO can research these details together.  and depending on how long your engagement is, you will have time to plan, unless you have like a 3 month engagement lol.  don’t borrow trouble that might not happen 🙂

Post # 4
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Parking is a tough one but a shuttle from a nearby large parking lot could work. Tent rental depending the area could easily be 5000$. Chairs can be 3$ a piece not including covers or pretier chair models. Tables I cant remember the cost but I think its easily around 10$ a piece. Outdoor weddings can become very expensive very fast but keep in mind food cost at some venues can be a pretty penny too. 

Post # 5
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Carefully consider the bathroom situation as you think over your options. Most homes aren’t set up to handle bathroom use by a big crowd of folks, so you’d need to rent a port-a-potty. There’s tons of threads on the ‘bee about this topic but the short version is, they’re not cheap and even if you pay more or the fanciest ones, man people find them icky.

Personally I’d not want to go to the stress and expense of planning a wedding only to have guests remember the port-a-potties before they remember the good time they had.

Post # 6
2488 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

look into your local LDS ward- they will let you use there gym and kitchen and tabels and linens- you’ll have to spice it up a bit but you can make it look super nice!

Post # 7
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


If you are considering having a backyard party, think of picnic tables. Depending on your theme, using picnic tables from friends, family members, and neighbors could be easy and FREE!! And lets face it, who doesn’t love free? They could be part of the decor too. They are long enough to decorate with simple table runners and centerpieces and with a variety of different styles and colors, that could be a fun touch. Good luck.


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