Recently, I learned of a couple who held potluck-style nuptials in a friend’s backyard. Though the ceremony itself was on the formal side, complete with a traditional wedding gown and a large bridal party, a handful of relatives either contributed dishes to serve afterward or lent a hand by preheating and bringing with them trays of food supplied ahead of time by the couple.
Though this was certainly the couple’s choice to make, I must say I personally wouldn’t choose to have this type of wedding. At our reception, I felt it was our obligation to provide all guests with, at the very least, their meals and non-alcoholic drinks, including soda, water and tea. After all, many of them had traveled a long distance to be with us and had given us gifts, as well. Expecting them to work on the day of the wedding wasn’t part of the plan.
What do you think? Is a potluck wedding a fun way to get everyone involved, or should the couple supply food and drinks for their guests?
(Photo Credit: Alex Neumann Photography)