I’m having the wedding and reception in his parent’s backyard. To answer your questions:
What did you wear? A wedding dress
Did you ask your guests to dress up? I didn’t say anything. It’s an evening/sunset affair and I figured most people would “look nice” but frankly, I don’t care what people wear.
HOW did you do a slide show your house – and was it indoor or outdoor? No slideshow
Did you do a cake cutting? Yes, we are doing a cake cutting.
Did you play music? Yes, we made a list of songs to last for certain periods of time (before wedding, me walking down, us walking back, dinner, and dancing). We are downlading all and having someone smarter than us set up a stereo to to play from ipods.
Was there dancing? There will be dancing if people want. I have a mixed crowd of older/younger people, so I chose lots of great oldies (like twist and shout) and some newer songs. I figure, my wedding, my music. 😉
We are doing picnic style food – make your own sandwiches, chips, salad, etc. I bought different types of gourmet breads, meats, and cheeses and I’m going to cut up all the extras myself. You can get some great throw away plates, trays, and bowls at party city. For dessert (in additiont to cake), is costco creampuffs on skewers and cake pops, but I also considered costco brownies and other mini desserts.
I have a country theme so lots of mason jars and we are doing things like decorating with raffia and ribbon. Pick a theme – it makes it easier to decorate.