Looking for wedding reception alternatives? Our favorite part about being able to work with couples all over the country is seeing all the creative ways you celebrate your nuptials! From brunches to bar crawls, our team has helped plan all kinds of celebrations. Keep reading to see our favorite alternatives to the traditional wedding reception!
Grab your closest friends and family and invite them to a weekend trip in your favorite city. Spend time with the people you love exploring new places and celebrating your marriage. If cake, speeches, and dancing aren’t your style, this is a fun way to celebrate and it’s easier to keep things intimate. This is also one of the reasons why some of our couples opt for a celebration at an all-inclusive resort!
Brunch and Bubbly
Invite everyone to a weekend brunch with breakfast food and mimosas! Brunch usually has a more casual feel so don’t feel pressured to schedule the formalities you would typically have at an evening reception. For example, swap out cocktail hour bites for a pancake bar, and signature drinks for champagne. Hosting a daytime event also means you can still throw a hybrid version of a reception where you could have your first dance and speeches, but then let guests mingle instead of open dancing. Brunches are probably one of the most popular wedding reception alternatives we’re seeing this year.
An Evening Under The Stars
Plan a late afternoon picnic that transitions into a bonfire under the stars! Incorporate your favorite foods or keep it casual with pizza and wine at the park. With a longer event timeline transitioning from late afternoon to evening, guests can come and go staying as long as they’re able. Celebrate with beverages, lawn games, and s’mores to end the night!
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