Hi! I am lost...we are planning a Wedding Fiesta to celebrate our Mexico nuptiuals but I am having trouble...we want a semi-casual backyard fiesta (tent, tables, cocktail tables, bonfire, slideshow, etc.) where guests show up around 5pm, dinner starts at 6ish (taco bar with all the fixings, dessert bar, margaritas, beer, wine, soda, etc). Sounds all buttoned up, right? But my problem is I don't want all guest rushing the buffet and 6PM when its ready--I want it to be a casual, a more open house feel, but I don't want to say "open house" b/c people tend to think it's optional then...I am requsting RSVP's, to have a solid head count for food, but how do I make sure guest understand it's not a formal/seated meal. We are not going to have seating for all 200 guest...so I want it more of a mix and mingle. I plan to have a lot of high-top/cocktail tables so guests can use those too, but how to I make sure it is properly communicated? Through our website or tell our closests family/friends the vision and they can eat later and spread the word? Or? Help!
I have the invite wording figured out:
Stephanie & Keith tied the knot on February 1, 2011 in Los Cabos
Celebrate in Minnesota the vows shared in Mexico
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Eat, Drink, and Be Married~5:00pm
Join us at the ABC123 home
All night, outdoor delight. Rain or shine it's wedding fiesta time!
Your suggestions are much appreciated! Thanks so much! Stephanie