Post # 1
I will be getting married in january in a private ceremony with just our immediate families. We arent going to have a full fledged reception. After we will be having what I am calling a wedding dinner and cake. I want it to be low key with no program just dinner, cocktails and cake with friends and family. I am planning on decorating the room, using chair covers, sashes and table runners. There will be also center pieces and favors. I am wondering am I doing too much for just a dinner? Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Sounds like a reception to me! I don’t think you’re doing too much. A reception is where you receive your guests and thank them for being a part of your day, and that is what you are doing. You certainly don’t have to have dancing and everything. My cousin had a lovely reception like you described at a restaurant’s private room.
Post # 4
not at all! you should have fun decorating!
Post # 5
Nope, sounds like it’s going to be a very nice reception.
Post # 6
Thank you for you replies. I feel relieved!
Post # 7
Whatever your vision is for you day is the right one. If you want to go all out, go all out, it doesn’t matter whether it was just fi and you or 200 people. It’s a special day regardless.
Post # 8
I don’t think you’re doing too much. It sounds like it will be a very beautiful but intimate dinner for immediate family 🙂
Post # 9
That’s pretty much what we did. We had 30 people at our ceremony and then 95 people at our “wedding dinner.” There was no dancing (other then the hora), just food, drinks, and croquembouche. I still wanted to make it beautiful and special, so we went all out with the centerpieces and decor.
Post # 10
it still sounds like a reception to me. you have food, and drinks and guests, nicely set up tables with centerpieces etc…
Post # 11
We’re doing something very similar with our wedding. It’s only going to be about 40 people and we’re having a dinner after. The restaurant is letting us use their private room and we can bring a cake.