Post # 1
So my Fiance and I were thinking of organizing a mountaintop wedding. We live near Philadelphia and wanted to just bring our parents, siblings, and close friends – up to 20 people – to stay in a cabin complex in the mountains in central or upper PA. Now, we would probably be there for 4 days, one would be the prep day, another the wedding day, and then we would have at least one more day there. What should we organize? We could do rafting or hiking with our siblings and friends but our parents would probably want to hang back… any ideas for them as well? This will probably happen in the spring, with a (hopefully) outdoors ceremony and then a catered bbq party right there at the cabins, with ipod and boombox music, a fire pit, and dancing under the stars (crossing my fingers all goes well!).
Post # 3
Horsehoes, bocce, pitch and putt.
Post # 4
We want to do something like this, too. we have been looking at Cabins that are huge and have a pool and a hot tub. As far as activities, I plan to put my vacationing guests to work preparing for the ceremony. I figure we could check in on a Wednesday or Thursday. Check in is at 4pm. So that night’s probably just a mingle party night. Decorating the next day, rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The wedding the next day, around the evening time. Check out is 11am the next day, so that’s the only problem I have. I might need one more day for breaking stuff down.
I think my family might be able to break it all down fast on the evening of the wedding, because we did a party for my brother and his wife at their club house, and after the party, the guests who were family had that thing broken down and put back together as if we’d never been there in about an hour and a half or less. I was completely amazed.
What Im concerned about is what the property will look like outside, what to do about insects. Because if the weather is warm enough to use the pool, we’ll need to do something about bugs.
I think the best way to handle it is to choose a cabin with a lot of charm so decorating only needs to be minimal. I feel I have to plan it where we bring the least amount possible of things up there that have to be taken away. that’s gonna be a challenge. I wanted to do everything at the cabin, which means chairs and tables. So the smaller amount of guests the better.
Post # 5
@honeybee1999: I think you could use citronella candles to ward away bugs and mosquitos. That sounds like a wonderful idea!
Post # 6
@squeak: Um, this is my exact wedding. >.> We are doing first day acclimation and catching up, 2nd day prep cooking/golf/hiking, 3rd day is decorating followed by spa and then rehearsal dinner, 4th day wedding with swimming/cornhole &croquet&ladderball tourneys and later that night the meteor shower and smores, 5th day is breakdown, brunch and relaxing.