Hello to my fellow August 2015 Brides!!!
FI and I are planning an "I Do" BBQ for our engagement party. My apartment building has a huge backyard, and I thought it would be a great informal way for our families and friends to get together for a celebration (40-50 guests). I am marrying into a family of a different ethnicity, and it should be fun to have dishes from both of our cultures represented.
I definitely want to go with "popped the question" style favors. At the top of my list are cake pops, which would also double as dessert. I'm hoping a cake pop party would be a great team building activity with my 5 bridesmaids.
I have two issues:
1.) I live on the third floor of my walk-up building. It was suggested that I rent a port-a-potty to avoid guests going up and down the stairs. Like most brides, I am on a budget, and they are costly. None of the people invited are handicapped. A few are elderly. I was thinking about rotating my bridesmaids on bathroom duty, which would also keep guests from wandering around my apartment.
2.) I want to put a Honeymoon Fund jar on the dessert table. I think it's a bit on the tacky side to have one at a wedding reception, but I think it's totally acceptable for events leading up to the wedding.
I would love to hear my fellow bride's opinions! Thanks a bunch!