What do y'all think of this idea?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What do you think of a casual pool party reception?
    If I got this invite, I'd question your sanity. : (14 votes)
    12 %
    Maybe not crazy, just sort of lame. : (8 votes)
    7 %
    I think there are complications you haven't thought of. (Please comment!) : (12 votes)
    10 %
    Not my taste, but it would be fun to attend! : (29 votes)
    25 %
    I love this idea! : (53 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
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    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think it sounds fab! The rose garden ceremony sounds lovely. The pool will be great fun – the food trucks sound delicious. I agree getting a co-ordinator would be helpful but as its not a huge number of guests hopefully logistically it won’t be too tricky.  I honestly think it could be a lovely carefree, casual vibe! 

    P.s. the towel favours would be awesome

    Post # 4
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I was super skeptical when I started reading, but by the end you had me sold on the idea! If you’re going for a cheap DIY, with a small group of local people, then I don’t really see why you couldn’t. It sounds like it would be a lot of fun and something your guests wouldn’t forget.

    Post # 5
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    If you have shade cover, ensure there are ample spaces guaranteed to be safe and dry walking areas for elderly guests and anyone with mobility issues, and the venue also provides lifeguards?  Heck, I see no reason why not.  I wouldn’t swim and I wouldn’t want to get splashed, but I’d happily sit under one of the tents with the grannies, eat my tacos, and make Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy jokes all night while clutching my new towel.

    My only concerns about the pool would be safety concerns, because although people would have the option to change, you know not everyone would, and where water and high heels collide, where water and grandmothers collide, where water and men in dress shoes collide, where water and me on any given day collide, bad things tend to happen.  But I presume that if the venue does these sorts of events regularly, they have a setup that keeps things safe.

    I wonder if you and the groom could get really cutesy bride and groom bathing suits and get your photos taken in the water?  You know, just a frilly white swimdress, and him in black trunks and a necktie. 🙂  Maybe one of those stiff collars, just for the photo.

    It would stand out from every other wedding your guests would attend, that’s for sure!

    Just be very sure safety is addressed.  Alcohol and pools always makes me nervous, but proper planning can keep everyone safe and make for a good time.

    Post # 6
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    2081 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I think it sounds like great fun. Just make sure the space will comfortably accommodate your guests and food trucks, etc. (enough places to sit, enough dressing rooms/bathroom stalls so it won’t take an hour to change into a swimsuit, enough food sources so that guests aren’t waiting in line for too long, etc.)

    Post # 7
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I would be stoked to get invited to this wedding! Go for it!

    Post # 8
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    9588 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    sounds fun to me!

    AS PP suggested–just make sure there’s comfortable seating for anyone who doesn’t want to swim!  I imagine after 8pm sun and heat aren’t much of an issue, but I guess that depends where you live.

    Post # 9
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    1495 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    pinkrainboots :  I would be worried about eating/drinking and swimming, or people accidentally falling into the pool. Better get yourself some good event insurance and more lifeguards than necessary. Is it possible you can have the wedding in a backyard/park? I am sure those spaces can either be free/low cost.

    Post # 10
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    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    pinkrainboots :  I think your idea sounds amazing! I would love it!!

    Post # 11
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    My only concern is seating for guest.  Pool loungers are SUPER low to the ground so not awesome for your guest in dresses!  I can’t see that many people actually swimming until after 10 pm so this could be a fun evening!

    Post # 12
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    laynita :  That looks so fun!

    Personally, idk if I would want to get all dressed up for a wedding and then ruin they look by jumping into a pool with people I don’t really know but that’s just me. Also, I think safety would be a concern like pp had said. If there is not enough space were people will slip or not get wet or if the wedding is at night and it’s dark I would recommend getting some floating candles to put in the pool. So romantic looks and very inexpensive. 

    Post # 13
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    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think it actually sounds really fun!  The only thing I would worry about is kids – they all tend to scream and go wild in a pool, plus I’d be worried about safety (I doubt many of the adults would swim).

    Post # 14
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Oh and I forgot to ask about the lighting!  Is there any and is it super harsh?  My HOA pool is over lit so I kind of dislike being out there after 9 pm as the lights just attract bugs, lol

    Post # 15
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

    This is GENIUS, sounds like great fun and I wish I was invited to a wedding just like that!!! 💖😍

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