Eh, it was ok. They made food for 150 people, but only 20ish showed up. I found out that she wanted to have it at that time b/c she figured a lot of elderly people from their church would come, and that they would want to get home early. They never did show though, so she was a bit bummed. It was nice though- I took a few pics I'll have to upload to FB. She made a 2 layer lemon cake (DH's fav), and there were lots of cupcakes and sweets, plus turkey, ham, stuffing, and green beans buffet style.
It was super casual/informal, so no dress- it would have looked incredibly out of place, plus it was cold and I didn't want to get it dirty. I did visit it at my parents though- first time I saw it after getting it cleaned. It looks good. No alcohol either, b/c the firehall they had it at is a community room, so no booze allowed.MIL specifically told people they did not have to bring gifts (thank goodness, b/c it prob. wouldn't be from my registry, and Iwe have no more room in our apt.), so we got some cards. We did receive a handmade afghan though that is beautiful. It was nice and low-key overall.