(Closed) Unusual Wedding Reception – Opinions needed

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had a simple little reception after our wedding, just cake, punch and light refreshments. Then we had a huge casual pig roast the next day. I have attended several receptions like what you just described and everyone seemed to like them!

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should do what feels right to you. As long as your guests are well fed and taken care of I see nothing wrong with having a more laid back wedding and reception. The point of a wedding isn’t supposed to be getting all fancy and tons of nice decorations – it is to celebrate two people and the love they share. If the wedding you described reflects who you are then that’s all that matters. I bet people will have a lot of fun!

Post # 7
278 posts
Helper bee

I really like the idea of a barbeque/picnic style wedding! I also like your idea because the venue space has good memories for you and your fiance! An idea to maybe dress the place up a little bit is to rent an event tent. Tents can be designed to look very nice and your guests could still enjoy the park and lake.

Post # 8
241 posts
Helper bee

Wow that location looks fun. If you and your FH like it, then everyone else will enjoy it to. You should go with something you feel comfortable with. With the right decor any space can feel “wedding-y”

Post # 9
1267 posts
Bumble bee


I have to tell you, my brother and his wife are the same way.  They are both laid back with laid back families and they are also both really shy.  They didn’t want to be the center of attention all day due to that (kinda hard at your own wedding!) so they had the ceremony at the hotel we all stayed at in PA.  Then, the entire wedding went over to Knoebel’s Amusement Park in PA. and we had the reception bbq lunch in a pavilion and then everyone got wristband for the amusement park for the day!  It was so awesome and so unique – the whole bridal party went on a roller coaster with my bro and his wife in their gown/tux up front and the photog took pics from the back of the cart in front of them -it’s awesome!!  It was the most fun wedding I’ve ever been to.

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