My invitations went out and I'm excited about the fun time we have planned, but I keep being asked questions like what are we doing since we aren't having a DJ, do we have anything planned. And it's confusing because we are having a super casual wedding ceremony, and it will be very quick because I know long ceremonies can be quite boring. But it is in a house, so I figure we could hang out in the yard after the ceremony, people would like to go swimming (we added swimming to our invitation so people know that they need to bring a bathing suit and a towel), we have changing station setup. And it's all so confusing because these are adults, so shouldn't they be able to entertain themselves and talk? I am also being told that everybody is going to leave early since we're having an afternoon ceremony, and I'm afraid that we are having dinner too late and people aren't going to stick around. After the ceremony ends, we're going to have fruit salads and some cheese platters out until dinner begins.
I wanted to know if I'm just being paranoid and letting people get in my head, or if these are legitimate concerns? I appreciate that all these people will want to come to my wedding, but if they truly have a problem with the day that we've planned, they really could just stay home. I'm just happy the people closest to me will be there. It's just that the people who are closest to me are the ones who are complaining the most, people I work with are telling me it should be fine and not to listen to those negative people. I don't really think we need to spend a lot of money to have a really good wedding, I'm not throwing this wedding for anybody else but myself and my fiance.
my fiance likes games, so we're probably going to set up some game stations around the yard with some card games that are popular with adults. My sister mentioned lawn games, but my fiance isn't really into that so I don't really know how to tell her it's not his thing.
basically, has anybody had a wedding without music, but people still had a good time? I don't see why I have to spend thousands of dollars for other people when we are having the wedding that makes us happy. and also, yard parties are really a lot of fun. If anybody wants to sleep over, we could put up some tents in the yard and make it a real Outdoor Adventure. My sister thinks that's not a good idea, but she likes weddings that are those cookie-cutter weddings and I don't want that.