Okay, so I should start by saying that its NOT a destination wedding for us. We live near Galveston TX, and that's where our venue is. Our wedding is on a Sunday and about 95% of our guests are flying in from around the country, and one from Japan. They're pretty much all getting here the Friday before, and I hate for them to feel they came out here for our wedding and not entertain them. We're doing a beach party the day before the wedding, and the rehearsal dinner that night (my parents say I have to invite everyone who came in from out of town), and maybe a welcome thing on Friday night? So two questions-
1- if you were a guest would you feel okay with all that or would you want time to yourself? And
2- what are some ways I could feed people that aren't too expensive? I'm of course supplying the rehearsal dinner, the beach party lunch, and the wedding dinner but I dont want my guests to feel I'm being stingy, as I know a lot of them have spent a lot to be here. Buuut we arent made of money and have worked really hard to save for this wedding so I want to make sure it stretches since I didn't plan for people to fly in so early!
Wedding is october 13th and there are 51 people invited total.