(Closed) Wedding Puke (Long. Like – kick back and grab a drink – long)

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sounds lovely!!!

My one advice with any outdoor wedding is have a plan for ALL weather scenarios.  My sister had a backyard wedding, which was beautiful and fun.  It was 95 degrees though at 5pm when the ceremony started (a full 15 degree above normal). Luckily my parents had ordered fans and mist-ers which were a big hit.

What would you do if it was super windy? What if it rained the week before and the ground was wet? (Maybe rent flooring from the tent company) What if it was 20 degrees below normal?

I had a friend who had corn-hole at her wedding at that was a big hit!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Is this actually the email you sent your photographer? Is she a family friend? Otherwise I think this is way. too. much. detail.

I think you’re overthinking a bit. There was a post awhile back with a comment, “It’s a wedding, not a MOMA exhibit.” I honestly don’t say that here to be snarky — I think no matter what you do at this point, your wedding will be fun and will reflect both you and your Fiance. Your ideas sound good, and I’d just stop stressing about the little things! Like the pews, you definitely DO NOT need to make pews. In six months, no one will remember the pews, you know?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like the wild looking flowers, it seems to fit in more with the surroundings.  I would do the signature drink with a few kegs, that would probably be cheaper than stocking a bar, plus you may have people only have a few drinks of something and the whole bottle is leftovers.  (that was what happened to us, which was not a problem since everyone came back to our house until 5am and the almost full bottles were then empties)

I think your tables, white linen with the burlap sound really nice.  I would go with the folding chairs and the covers, they will only sink if the ground is wet and then the guests will be sinking into the ground all night. Awesome that you have the tent planned as backup.  The huge grill with someone to man it really will feed alot of people.

Portajohns…. sounds good but you may want to put a table nearby with a mirror/extra TP and maybe some spray incase they get ripe by the end of the shin dig. I didn’t do a seating chart, these people are adults, they are family I let them fend for themselves, both families wound up pulling tables closer together so they wound up with 30 people sitting around three round tables pushed together.

You have a great plan for this all so far!! Don’t get overwhelmed just make a list and start stratching things off of it.  It really sounds like you’ve put thought into what you want, and what you will have available.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What are you looking for advice on?  Whether or not to send this to your photographer?  Definitely not.  Your photographer doesn’t need to know 89% of that information in order to do their job.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it sounds fine. A ton of brides have done weddings just like this lately, so there’s sure to be no shortage of inspiration in various places (Style Me Pretty in particular comes to mind.) Maybe you could reach out to some of those girls for questions about how to decorate the tents or handle the port-a-potty situation? Either way, it sounds like it will be gorgeous.

Just had a thought–August (at least around here) is pretty dry, so it’s likely you won’t have to worry about chairs sinking in. In fact, it’s more likely you will be out watering away dry patches in the weeks before!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

My phototgrapher just wanted to know if I wanted family shots, beach or bush shots, cake cutting shots, photos of the dress, first look, etc etc…LOL

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My future SIL & Brother-In-Law had an outdoor wedding at their house, and I think one of the best things they did was to rent a “dance floor”. It was maybe 20X20, and it was a solid piece of flooring that people could dance on. I love outdoor weddings, but sometimes it’s hard to dance on grass. 

I think it all sounds lovely. I’ve seen many inspiration pics like this on Pinterest, and I think it’ll be gorgeous!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

  I am envisioning the beautiful tablescapes you have planned and they sound lovely, Especially the whimsical touch of the pinwheels. I have two pieces of advise….be careful to either stay muted colors for everything or brights…don’t try to mix.   Also, I have gone to a number of fancy outdoor horse events with Porto potties and they put several portopotties in  a small tent with sides or behind a lattice trellis . It feels like you are entering a private room. They always had a table in the tent with supplies.   A really nice touch was a large crock pot with warm wet handiwipes and a trash can. You can prop a mirror on the table for primping!  Enjoy the planning and DIY.  I love DIY and can’t imagine not doing as much as I can myself for any event.  I am a MOB so I am having lots of DIY fun with my daughter.

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