Post # 1
How extravagant do I need to make my reception for family/friends that couldn’t come ? A beach wedding is informal, so I am undecided on whether I should book a hall with dinner/dj/ ect. Or do a simple party in a back yard? Or any other ideas? We are trying to cap the reception at around $4000.
Post # 3
I’ve been to a few back-from-a-destination wedding receptions and they definitely run the gamut from casual to elaborate, so I think you can do whatever you want. If you want to be elaborate but save a bit of money, you may be able to book a banquet hall on a Sunday afternoon or Friday evening for a better rate than on a Saturday.
Post # 4
We just got back from our destination wedding on Monday, and we’re having a wine tasting reception. We still didn’t want to make it super huge, so we’re having about 50 people at a historic winery downtown Kansas City. We’re also serving local cheese, chocolates and cupcakes. It’s a party in the sense that there are no planned activities, no DJ, no toasts/bouquet toss/etc. (no wedding traditions). However, we are celebrating our wedding and will have photos, so in that sense, it’s a reception. 🙂