(Closed) What to do instead of traditional reception?

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
6122 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“kay, g’bye, we’re gonna go do the nasty now…”




What time is your ceremony going to be?


Here is how our entire day went…

  • 8:00-9:00am breakfast in the lodge
  • 9:30-1:30 went for a hike
  • 2:00-4:00pm got ready in our hotel room
  • 4:00-5:00pm photographer, getting ready shots, individual shots, first look
  • 5:00-7:00pm ceremony, signing, the creative shots around our lodge’s grounds
  • 7:15pm dinner (this was a very lovely lingering 3 course dinner for like 3 hours with champange and wine!)
  • 10:15pm said good by to our witnesses and went back to our room!



Post # 4
6122 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It sounds like it will still be an intimate wedding!  Just at a park, right?

If you do have guests, it is proper to thank them for coming which usually means some type of refreshement (cake and punch) and/or meal.  So I think dinner at the country restaurant (what does that mean?) could be a possibility.

I guess it depends on the time of the ceremony.

Post # 5
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@leporidae:  Make a schedule for the day. Make it fun, list what time you will be arriving at the park, what time you say IDO, etc. if you are going to eat, put that in there 2. Right down where you will be going to celebrate. Obviously you will be going to eat so add that in there. perhaps a picnic in the park would be fun. with wine and champagne and cake. Include in your program/schedule. departure time. 

Post # 6
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We hung around, we got a few gifts even though we specifically said no gifts. My mom wanted to see what they were so we opened them for her. We did a dance that was very sweet and unexpected. After that it was time to go, it took about 2 hours from start to finish.

At our age our family and friends wanted us to leave!


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