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My sister’s wedding was big – her husband is super outgoing and they have tons of friends. Also both sides of the family are big. Their crowd was kind of young and rowdy. Their wedding was on the biggest dance floor in our state. Lots of boots & jeans – it was kind of cowboy rustic, but in the pre-burlap era. (2009) They self-catered and did most of the decor. Their wedding was lots of fun.
Ours was smaller but more expensive. We are quite a bit older than my sister and bro in law were when they got married so we could afford pro catering and paid someone to do our decor. Our crowd was also older and a little more subdued, although oddly we had more people on the dance floor all night – I think at my sister’s wedding, the crowd stayed at the bar more.
Post # 47
My one brother has had two simple, very small, but nice backyard weddings. Maybe 10 people including him and his bride. I wasn’t able to make it to either as even the inviting process was very informa. One would have involved traveling a few hours away, And I couldn’t take the time off work with that short of notice, for example.
My sisters was also very informal and in her backyard. Lots of drinking and having a good time bbqing. I officiated since I’m a notary and she had about 30 people. The coleslaw fell over on her sheet cake in the fridge and we all laughed. No stress.
My my other brother and his wife got married around their pool in the backyard. A very long, pagen ceremony which was cool because I had never Experienced one. I was one of the bridesmaids. We were all in shorts tshirts and flip flops And jumped in the pool after the kiss. There was about 15 people total.
I am renting a huge shelter at a park. Fi’s family is huge. About 100 people. Catering, DJ, photographer, big cake, etc. I sent out save the dates and invites way ahead of them. still keeping it mostly casual,though. People can wear what they want, as the shelter is right near the beach access…no sense in getting all dressed up. No alcohol permitted in the park. We will likely meet up with some of the guests even more informally after we clean up and leave the park for drinks at a beach bar somewhere before we head to our hotel since it will still be early when the park closes. It will be spring break time and should be fun.