(Closed) What do y'all think of this idea?

posted 4 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.

    Maybe not crazy, just sort of lame.

    I think there are complications you haven't thought of. (Please comment!)

    Not my taste, but it would be fun to attend!

    I love this idea!

  • Post # 31
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee

    I wish more weddings were like this. I’m tired of eating dinner in barns and hotel ballrooms. 

    Post # 32
    9946 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I actually think it sounds awesome. 

    Post # 33
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    I would pay careful attention to any laws or pool policies regarding alcohol, as well as requirements about who is allowed to “bartend.” Also whether or not there are any rules about lifeguarding at that facility. This will be a decently large crowd for a pool party; will there be any precautions for pool safety? It sounds silly but if people are drinking and playing in the pool, there is some risk.


    Other than that, your idea sounds AWESOME! I think it’ll be a blast.

    Post # 34
    41 posts
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I love the idea, but what about a photographer? Not everyone is comfortable being photographed in a bathing suit. 

    Also, this event is extremely dependend on good weather. Be carefult when picking the date.

    Post # 35
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    I’d be certain to get single event liability coverage. Alcohol and partying are a risk at all weddings, but mixing in a pool sounds like a risk I personally wouldn’t take. 

    Post # 36
    9 posts
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Fun idea! Wish I had thought of something clever like this… Hope it turns out! 

    Post # 37
    619 posts
    Busy bee

    This honestly sounds like THE MOST FUN wedding ever. Can you make sure there’s enough physical space away from the pool so that people who don’t want to swim can hang out? I hate being splashed if I’m not planning to swim. But I would be so torn between being fancy and jumping right in that pool! 

    If you have a lot of guests who are children, I think this is a genius idea because then the kids will have SO MUCH FUN instead of nagging their parents to go home. Maybe designate one person, or hire a babysitter, to watch the pool area sort of like a lifeguard, so parents can leave their kids and go dance? I’m sure there will be lots of adults in the pool with beers and such too, but if you let parents know that a designated babysitter or two will be chillin in the pool and not drinking, just there to make sure kids are being safe, then they’ll feel better about relaxing and not being on high alert. 

    Either way, this wedding sounds like the best wedding of all time and I 100% think you should do it.

    Post # 39
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

     Sounds like a really fun casual laid-back wedding! I would love to go! Why is this any different than like a park bbq picnic? I say go for it!

    Post # 40
    3589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    This sounds really fun. You’ve already addressed the seating and life-guarding concerns so that’s dealt with, presumably you have/will check liquor laws. The only other issue is weather but if you have a pretty reliable summer you’ll probably be fine. Maybe you could tell people that they can bring casual clothes and get changed at the pool if they want to.

    Post # 41
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I personally would absolutely hate it because I love weddings as a chance to dress up nice, take photos, catch up with people, experience a fun dancy atmosphere etc.. and I would feel very uncomfortable swimming with 60-70 other people, especially if I sort of knew them. But you know your guests and yourself, if you love it and think your guests will, why not.

    Post # 42
    1415 posts
    Bumble bee

    Sounds freakin awesome fun and so unique!! Please post a recap after!

    Post # 43
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    A friend of mine was in a wedding like this, where the ceremony also took place at the pool. The bridesmaids wore bathing suits. The bride and groom dove into the pool after being pronounced husband and wife, and then the party started. Yours sounds a bit more chill (my friend wasn’t thrilled about standing up in front of a crowd in her bathing suit) and super fun. Love the food truck idea!

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