(Closed) Worried our bbq “celebration” will suck :(

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you be upset if you traveled several hours for "just a cookout"?
    yes, I would expect more out of a wedding celebration : (6 votes)
    11 %
    no, this sounds just fine to me : (48 votes)
    87 %
    other, I will explain below : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think this seems like a great time!

    But, have you spread the word that it will be a cookout? Just because I think many people may think to dress up in suits and heels. 

    Post # 4
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that would be fine! It’s just like an outdoor backyard reception. One girl just did this on Four Weddings and she ended up winning! It’s just a relaxed time to get together with people you care about and celebrate your marriage! Plus, I’m sure people will be fine with driving because they will see people they haven’t seen in a while. Sounds a-ok to me, I wouldn’t worry about it!

    Post # 5
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    46414 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am sure that people will be fine with your cookout. If your invitations spelled out what to expect, and they are coming, it means they want to celebrate with you!

     

    Post # 6
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    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    @sophie85: It actually sounds like a lot more fun than several weddings I have been too!

    But I agree with the PP, you should spread the word that its a cookout, so your guests wear casual attire.

    Post # 8
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Agree with @tranquility:, just make sure people know not to get to snazzy (if you would rather have them more comfy).

    Post # 9
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    They are coming because they love you guys and want to recognize you marriage, not to be wowed with intricacy!

    I mean you did choose to not include everyone on your big day but limit it to close family etc, so Im sure they are not expecting the typical wedding. If they no its a Barbeque type of affair, you should have no worries!! Enjoy the day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    It sounds like a fun afternoon of seeing family and friends.  I agree with PP’s, as long as they know it’s a BBQ and chill, it sounds fine.

    Post # 12
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s going to be fantastic!  You’ve already notified your guests that it’s going to be a casual, backyard gathering…everyone will know exactly what to expect.  Once everyone is there, you will have a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted that I would expect more only because it seems a bit short. 3 hours doesn’t seem like a long enough time to celebrate and party with guests!

    Post # 14
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Sounds like a GREAT wedding. I would LOVE that type of celebration! Even though we are going for a more formal wedding, I love hearing about other brides going the BBQ route.  I think it’s so much fun and what a great way to celebrate.

     

    Post # 15
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    3 hours seems a little short.

    But I would love a bbq celebration! I think it sounds great. What about rum and cokes or margaritas for guests that don’t like beer?

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