- 5 years ago
So I’m not really getting married anytime soon but I’ve been thinking a wedding ideas a lot lately and I’ve come up with a few I think would be pretty fun. I’m not really the most normal wedding lover (would have a small budget, don’t want many venders, no pro photography, wedding food can be really bland). So really I’d want a really casual, laid back, intimate (20 people at most) wedding.
So here’s my ideas and if people could tell me what they would prefer and maybe some things to consider that would be great!
1. Beach wedding- a ceremony on the beach at night, on a Friday or saturday. Simple with with either a few lanterns leading the way and blankets for people to sit on or no decor and people just circling around us (easier to hear). We would rent a beach house close enough so people can walk and have cake and sweet tea (also water of course), prob have some snack food like Chips and dip. No dancing or alcohol just like a nice family gathering.
Pros- grooms family would be only 30-40 mins way, my family would be 1 1/2- 2 hours but could stay at the beach house for a low cost if they didn’t want to drive back.
We would do welcome bags for my family who stays with us or at a hotel.
Since the wedding is at night and on the weekend people could take the chance to explore Charleston on their own (we’ve all been there buts its always still fun to go!)
If we keep the budget low enough we could take the guests out to lunch the next day at the reseraunt we had our anniversary dinner in (good food, great view of river). It wouldn’t be a private room but still, more food!
I’d prob have it in June (our anniversary) so people could go swimming but our ceremony would be late (around 8 or later) so wouldn’t be so hot. Also casual clothes for guests,yay!
Cons- most likely going to be really windy (I don’t mind but my mom brought it up)
Its public so people could come around us if they wanted (though not many people walk the beach after sunset)
Grandparents may have a hard time walking in sand
Not sure what else but there’s pro more I’m not thinking about!
Backyard movie- like a back yard wedding but instead of the normal BBQ, potluck, etc reception we buy or rent things for a back yard movie. Popcorn, candy bars, soda and snow cones are the kinds if things we would serve. We would most likely be showing a super hero movie (bf obsessed with them, and most action movies too lol).
Pros- most people love movies and pop corn, right?
Again it’s wear whatever you want so people are more relaxed
We could have blankets and pillows and people could bring lawn chairs if they’d like
Cons- the only person with a large nice yard is my grandmother which would make it so bfs family would have to drive a few hrs. The only other idea is there is a drive in theater near here but don’t know if they would rent it out.
If it rains then that idea goes right out the window
Bugs- you can put things out for fling thongs but not so much for things on the ground lol
More traditional- my collage rents out places for pretty cheap (they have this small church thing for 250 and would only need simple decoration) I would rent it out and then later go to my favorite restaurant really close to there (by close I mean I’ve walked there before). Again it wouldn’t be private party with any kind of DJ, alcohol.
Pros- the campus is a beautiful place and could be used any time of year without people getting too hot/cold
Be getting an actual full meal lol people would choose off a regular minue instead of two or three choices
The campus has a little hotel on site that looks kinda like a B&B and rates are pretty low (80 to I think 120?)
Gas is less expensive here (3.03 in a gas station right by the school)
Cons- bit over 3 hrs for bfs family go get here, only 1 1/2 for mine. (Though if I had it around lunch time people could easily get home without staying over night
Not much to do around here. Its really just a collage town. Carowinds and charolette is not long of a drive though
I wouldn’t expect people to be dressed formal but more than just casual attire
Disney world- okay this one has been though of but still not really sure out realistic it would be lol First of all I wouldn’t be able to afford there wedding packages and there would be half the people (10 or less) and it would be more secretive. It would be like a guerrilla wedding where we would get married on a small ride (with no one else in our ride/boat/whatever. If its during the morning we would go eat at be our guest for lunch, if its at night I’d like to have it during the fireworks and then invite people to go back to our hotel room for cake. We would pay admission for all our guests to get into the park.
Pros- love Disney! It really is magical and since at lot of our family haven’t been it would be a fun experience for them.
I’d make it as short as possible so people can be on their way to enjoying their day at the park.
Cons- long traveling- 8+ hrs for my family, less for his
Expensive- my bf could get hotel discounts but still with gas, food, and possibly a gift it could really add up for guests
Less people- while I love intimate weddings I’m sure some people will be sad they weren’t invited or cannot come even if tickets are free and its on a Saturday
Hot- florida is hot, enough said. We could possibly do it during the cooler season though
The fact that guests can’t really announce it and theres a chance of getting kicked out if found out
Sorry this is so long, just so many ideas! Also feel free to also say if general what kind of wedding would be most fun for you to go to as a guest!