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Miscellaneous Wedding Planning Questions
I want to have a chocolate fountain at my reception, but my fiancé thinks it is going to be too much of a mess, and doesn’t think it is a good idea? How can we have one and avoid the mess?
Chocolate fountains are not as messy as you think! If you find a reputable chocolate fountain rental company, they will provide an attendant to take care of things throughout your reception. Surrounding the fountain there will be some chocolate drips on the tablecloth. This just goes with territory! (If you plan to have a special tablecloth on this table, you can purchase an inexpensive, clear plastic tablecloth for protection).
At one reception, I saw a bride wearing an apron she hade made to compliment her gown! If you plan on having a chocolate dipped strawberry or two, this is a great idea! A chocolate fountain makes a wonderful addition to any reception, so don’t let a few “drips” get you down!
Our son just got engaged yesterday to a wonderful woman, who is from out of town. She grew up approximately 3 hours away from Pittsburgh. The actual wedding and reception will be in her hometown. I am not sure how many of our side will make the trip there for the actual wedding. What kind of second reception/party should I, or could I have back here in Pittsburgh? Should it be as soon as they return from their honeymoon? Should she wear her dress, even though I don't think our son will again rent another tux for the day? What kind of place should we have it in? We considered our back yard, which is quite big and flat and renting covers, but don't want it to turn into just a barbecue instead of a wedding party. What do you think? Thank you.
It is very nice of you to do this for your son, his new bride, and all the guests that couldn’t make it to the wedding. Your celebration should take place two to three weeks after the wedding. Your new daughter-in-law will probably jump at the chance to wear her wedding gown again; most brides don’t get the opportunity to wear their gowns twice!
Your backyard sounds great! Don’t shun the barbecue idea, some of the most relaxed and fun receptions are good old fashioned BBQ’s! If you would like, a wedding cake would be appropriate, otherwise the reception should be much like any other party, held to celebrate a special occasion! Have a great time!