Go for it if you’re looking for affordability + the opportunity to set up a killer DIY mimosa bar. Keep in mind that you’re going to have a severe time crunch the morning of getting ready, which is the major downfall to this format.
Pro’s & con’s are much the same as the Brunch Wedding – see above. I LOVE the idea of doing a cocktail reception, then moving into a small, intimate dinner with only your closest family & friends!
Holiday Weekend Wedding
A long weekend gives guests more time for travel. This is primo for hosting a multi-day event, like a big welcome party, wedding day, followed up by a brunch on the day after.
The not-so-good? Expense + availability crunches happen over long holiday weekends. Plan well in advance.
OK, this one is quick + easy + gives time to save for a larger wedding celebration down the road. The downside is missing out on the tradition + fanfare, but for some of you, that’s exactly the point. Round this out with an intimate celebration afterwards, like a wedding day brunch or evening dinner with your closest friends & family.
If John and I renew vows and pretend to get married all over again, look for us in the islands! A destination wedding is easy to plan. You’re banking on a built-in vacation with your closest friends & family. My favorite creative wedding idea by far!
Downsides will be expense for your guests, and availability due to travel schedules & weather. Do your research & make sure you don’t get stuck in hurricane season (those were the cheapest dates for a reason!!!)
I hope you enjoyed today’s episode, and got inspired by some alternative wedding day format ideas!
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