(Closed) Small ceremony/ mini-reception then bigger backyard party?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@clairebbbear:  Firstly – Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and welcome to the hive!   I wouldn’t imagine it weird at all for everybody to go back to yours whilst you have your photos done.  It could be something nice, that they’re all there, getting into the party spirit someone announce your arrival and then big cheers all around.  It will give your stepfather some time to get cooking and a great party atmosphere to completely engulf you when you arrive.  As for speeches and cake cutting, you could organise for a small raised platform for the cake to be on so everybody gets to see you cutting the cake and also those who are doing the speeches.  Do you have pics of your venues?  It sounds like such a great day!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

that sounds awesome ! =) 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I think you’re overthinking this. I would nix the canapes and just invite everyone over to your house right after the ceremony for a “cocktail hour” – have someone there to run it and set out the home made hor deurves and drinks etc… and then make your enterance once your photos are done.

Another option is to do 90% of your photos before the actualy ceremony and then only a few bride and groom shots after – cuts down on the amount of time.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@clairebbbear:  Oh man!  Looks absolutely lush – all that greenery – what an amazing backdrop!  Photos there are 150% must!   

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