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    Hi all my partner and i have set a date and are now thinking about what we want we've already decided on a church and booked it straight across from it there is a function centre and I've put a hold on it for the moment but now my partner and i are thinking about just having the ceremony and then after going out for a nice dinner with our friends and family, has anyone else had no reception? Did you regret it at all?

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    We will be doing similar. Having the ceremony and just going out to dinner with those that really matter. We don't have enough to make up a reception and I'm not inviting and paying for people who don't really matter just to make the numbers worth it for a reception.

    I'm interested to see the replies!

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    If I was invited to a ceremony then to dinner afterwards I would love it even if I had to pay for my dinner it wouldn't bother me. Just pick a lovely place and decorate the table really beautiful with fresh flowers and candles etc. it will still feel like a reception but better than one as it will be really intimate as you will have the only people that matter to you attend. I think weddings can be too over the top and people get caught up in trying to impress rather than concentrate on the ceremony and vows to one another.

    Do it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemmajam View Post
    Hi all my partner and i have set a date and are now thinking about what we want we've already decided on a church and booked it straight across from it there is a function centre and I've put a hold on it for the moment but now my partner and i are thinking about just having the ceremony and then after going out for a nice dinner with our friends and family, has anyone else had no reception? Did you regret it at all?
    Sounds lovely

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    It sounds lovely. One thing to keep in mind is that some restaurants will only let you do a set menu if you have a large-ish group of people so bear that in mind when booking. (Just so that you aren't committing people to a bigger spend on a meal than they can afford).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsrulz View Post
    If I was invited to a ceremony then to dinner afterwards I would love it even if I had to pay for my dinner it wouldn't bother me. Just pick a lovely place and decorate the table really beautiful with fresh flowers and candles etc. it will still feel like a reception but better than one as it will be really intimate as you will have the only people that matter to you attend. I think weddings can be too over the top and people get caught up in trying to impress rather than concentrate on the ceremony and vows to one another.

    Do it!!
    Thanks great idea with the fresh flowers and candles, i can't wait now

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    I think it sounds really lovely

    BTW, I think we must be related Ms Jam!

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    We had a ceremony and then just had champagne (sparkling mineral water & juice too) and cake afterwards on the pier (where we had our ceremony). Simple and lovely!

    The next day we went to lunch at our favourite restaurant with a select few! Again, simple, lovely and oh so yummy!

    (Our wedding day was on a public holiday, hence why we did lunch the following day).

    Ppl say what a great time they had at our "wedding". I like to think it was because we kept it simple and did what WE wanted and didn't aim to please everyone and get caught in the whole wedding drama debacle that often ends in a lot of stress!

    Good luck and enjoy it!

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    I think our plan is likely to be something similar.

    People will be welcome to attend the dinner, but not expected to... and it will save us the money and effort and stress of organising a big costly reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleB View Post
    We had a ceremony and then just had champagne (sparkling mineral water & juice too) and cake afterwards on the pier (where we had our ceremony). Simple and lovely!

    The next day we went to lunch at our favourite restaurant with a select few! Again, simple, lovely and oh so yummy!

    (Our wedding day was on a public holiday, hence why we did lunch the following day).

    Ppl say what a great time they had at our "wedding". I like to think it was because we kept it simple and did what WE wanted and didn't aim to please everyone and get caught in the whole wedding drama debacle that often ends in a lot of stress!

    Good luck and enjoy it!
    That sounds really nice!


 

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