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Marlie
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Anyone having a non traditional wedding?

Marlie, on January 20, 2021 at 1:30 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 10
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Weve gone from 250 guest to 40.. we've lost two of our venues due to covid. I don’t even know how to plan this wedding. I was thinking about having an Airbnb wedding but everyone I message says no. I was also thinking about a dinner party at a restaurant. But restaurants aren’t even open for indoor dining.


How are you doing your reception?

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Latest activity by FELICHA, on January 22, 2021 at 3:20 PM
  • Biaani
    Expert May 2021
    Biaani ·
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    I said after planning my wedding with everything going on I can really be a wedding planner lol thank God our venue is still hosting events. we just went from 120 guests to 50, which I really don't mind. Worst case scenario we would just host it in FH parent's backyard.

    Where are you located? Most likely by November restaurants will be open. Wishing you the best !

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  • Marlie
    Beginner April 2022
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    In Sonoma County, CA.
    I hope the do open!
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  • Katie
    VIP August 2020
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    Hi Marlie, a lot of couples in my area had beautiful backyard weddings. Depending on your location, white tents, heaters, lighting... it could be incredible! One girl I know lost her venue 48hours ahead of her wedding- moved it to her parents backyard. The florist we shared redesigned it. They ended up loving it!! Hope this provides inspiration ❤️
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  • Marlie
    Beginner April 2022
    Marlie ·
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    Thank you! I love the idea of a back yard wedding. I just have to find a place where I can have it Smiley smile
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  • ArizonaDreaming
    Devoted September 2021
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    Have you considered doing a picnic style reception? If you know someone with a gorgeous backyard, you could do it there also.

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  • Tone
    Devoted July 2021
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    Some of my friends have had a small picnic receptions at public parks they’re really beautiful with blankets and pillows (others have had them at parks with picnic tables and those are cute to) The outdoor element helps keep people safer in these times, family units can sit together and the picnic blankets can be places 6ft apart to meet cdc regulations. Hope this helps!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    I've seen others do a backyard wedding.
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  • Megan
    Devoted May 2023
    Megan ·
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    I've been invited to a few weddings via Zoom this last summer... those who attended in person were immediate family members and all were outside.

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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tee ·
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    I’ve also heard of some people getting married at National Parks (if that’s your thing). That’s our back up plan. And having more of a twilight/picnic reception.
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  • FELICHA
    Savvy July 2021
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    I don’t know what is offered at city parks in CA, but here in WA you can apply for a permit to use a park for gatherings. Most of the time they only ask for donations, but they do want details on what you are planning. Time use of the sites are usually for a few hours. Hire a mobile food co and you’d be set.

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