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Having A Poolside Reception?

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We're having a fairly small wedding, it will be 24-30 people including 3 kids. We're going to have a beach ceremony and semi-private dinner in a resort restaurant, but I'm wondering whether it make sense to have a poolside reception. Our guests will all be immediate family, and our two best friends. Maybe it's just that I've never had a DJ and open bar when hanging out with my immediate family that makes it sounds weird to me?

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I'm only have a complimentary half hour appetizers. I think you should ask your family if they feel its important to have a reception or just a poolside thing.

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I think it depends how you envision your wedding day!

25-30 people is still quite a few and having a poolside reception/dance would be fun!  With 5 people maybe not so much :)

 

I am having my ceremony on the private beach, and there is an outdoor palapa (hut) to have our reception and dance in.

I am really looking forward to it but that's me, I couldn't imagine my wedding otherwise.

 

Think about what you want and go from there :)

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Thanks, all.

 

Maybe I'll have the reception, but go with the iPod and speaker setup instead of a live DJ and just ask people for song requests on the wedding website?

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Thanks, all.

 

Maybe I'll have the reception, but go with the iPod and speaker setup instead of a live DJ and just ask people for song requests on the wedding website?

 

That's what I did - I'm asking for music requests from people and doing an ipod set up.  I think we will have 20-30 come to the wedding, but lots of friends and cousins are invited so it should make for a good mix.

 

Then again, our whole reception is only 3 hours long - so once dinner is done (I don't know if we will do speeches) it will only be 1.5-2 hours of dancing.  But we are doing it for the older invites, and then whoever wants to continue to dance and party we will be going to the disco (which is a rooftop lounge at our resort) to continue on.  I'm kind of hoping another wedding gets booked on our day so we can maybe party with another wedding group!

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Thanks, all.

 

Maybe I'll have the reception, but go with the iPod and speaker setup instead of a live DJ and just ask people for song requests on the wedding website?

This is what I'm doing... just make sure you either rent decor to outline your reception area, or do something to make it a tad more intimate and conducive to a party atmosphere, to keep the vibe going (assuming this "poolside" area is big and open)

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