At Home Reception Ideas Needed
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:16 PM
I have never been to a destination wedding or a reception type thing where the couple was already married. So I am trying to figure out what would make sense for this type of situation. Such as what time would be a good time to start our celebration since we're only doing appetizer type food? Do we stand and greet everyone at the door or once the majority of everyone is there have an announced type entrance or any other ideas?? Then do we have to or should we do some kind of party favor? What about decorating?
As you can see all these questions are just a jumble in my head right now. We are not fancy people nor are we traditional. I just want to enjoy the evening with friends without having to spend a fortune. I'm not a do it yourself kinda gal either so all those fabulous ideas are pretty much worthless on me.
Anyone have any thoughts, recommendations, ideas, advise?
Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:53 PM
I want it to be very informal, so I'll just be greeting people as they arrive. No planned entrance. No favors, just a picture table with a separate guestbook.
For decoration, I'm just doing gerbera daisies on the tables.
I don't know if any of that helps, but in my opinion, the wedding will already be done, and that's the hard part. This AHR should just be easy, casual and fun.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:09 PM
It also depends on what you can afford.
Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:36 PM
I have been researching for the past few months, me and the future hubby can't make any decisions. I have heard alot of people utilizing their ipods. I have been looking into Friday evening rentals and also check out park district venues.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:28 AM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:40 AM
The Ipod idea sounds interesting, I'll have to see how we could hook that up, that would most likely be a cheaper option! I just don't know much about how that would work and what we would need. Now, after reading your guys' comments I feel a lil better about the limited decorating. I was thinking of having a guest book and pictures from the actual wedding day out, but I still want to wear my dress again and want to see my man all dressed up again. Does that seem out of place? Also, would a wedding cake be out of place?
Thanks again for your comments it is really helpful!
Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:46 AM
I think what you are planning sounds wonderful. Something else that just popped into my head is having a dessert reception. Since you want the cake, perhaps you could do a dessert-only reception! I don't know much about them, but I just read or saw something about it and thought it was a great idea!
Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:28 PM
CluelessBride: Congrats on your engagement! I will be having an AHR for a little more than 50 and it will be pretty casual ( doing BBQ )but I still want the wedding feel. One idea I'm toying with is, instead of buying some little chotsky for people, I want to give them a picture of FI and I at our actual wedding, maybe even add a frame.
I'm still not sure on the timeline for AHR, all I know is I'm having some sort of wedding cake and maybe even doing a cake cutting...mmm...cake..
Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:39 PM
Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:39 PM
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