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post #16 of 24
I just don't understand the concept of the outdoor reception to begin with. Have an outdoor patio that's attached to a nice indoor space, but don't make your guests sit in a field in formal clothing. The worst wedding I ever went to was in the summer in the middle of Lexington Common, no shade and full sun. Talk about a sweat-fest. it was miserable.
post #17 of 24
I remember one delivery I did was similar - but outside in the yard/field, not in the barn. I had to do some decorating once I set together the 2 parts; There were dogs running around and when I went to find a tip I had used earlier I found one of the dogs had taken it and chewed it all up icon_sad.gif
post #18 of 24
Yumm! I just want to go to a wedding in a cow pasture with cow patties and tsetse flies landing on the cake and potato salad. And a nice breeze kicking up from the opposite side of the field, blowing over the food.... And dogs running around, licking the serving spoons, and eating off your plate when you turn your back. And get my good shoes yanked off my feet by thick mud. And then have to drive my kids home in a shut up car, all filthy and sweaty, stinking it up. Ooo! Then, when we get home, we can take off our outer clothes in the foyer, and check each other for ticks! Fun times...
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post #19 of 24
Yumm! I just want to go to a wedding in a cow pasture with cow patties and tsetse flies landing on the cake and potato salad. And a nice breeze kicking up from the opposite side of the field, blowing over the food.... And dogs running around, licking the serving spoons, and eating off your plate when you turn your back. And get my good shoes yanked off my feet by thick mud. And then have to drive my kids home in a shut up car, all filthy and sweaty, stinking it up. Ooo! Then, when we get home, we can take off our outer clothes in the foyer, and check each other for ticks! Fun times...
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post #20 of 24
Anna you are soooooooo right & funny icon_smile.gif
But I guess when you are raised on a farm those things just nver occure to you.
post #21 of 24
I think the barn/rustic/burlap look is quite beautiful. That being said, brides need to know that you should have this kind of a wedding in a temperate climate month when the weather isn't blazing hot and the flies buzzing, and the wind blowing. June, late September...early October. Those can be lovely. There are some parts of the country where you can actually have food outdoors and not have to worry about flies! (I don't live in one of them.) I say if you want to have a rustic look then rent an indoor space (with climate control) and decorate accordingly. Do NOT put your food or cake outside. Drinks and cocktails maybe but NO FOOD outdoors!

When my daughter got married on the 1st of May three years ago, we picked a venue that was a lovely old mansion that had a gorgeous courtyard. Signature cocktails and lemonade were going to be served in the courtyard before the ceremony with the wedding being held in an adjacent seating area in front of a lovely iron archway. The reception would be moved indoors for food and dancing and the cake had it's own little room off the dance area. Nice, right?
Enter monsoon season-- continuous storms and flooded streets the week before up to the day of the wedding. Everything had to be moved indoors. Thank goodness we had an indoors to move to! You take such a chance with an outdoor function. But regardless, anyone who has a summer wedding outdoors is crazy IMO. As a cake decorator I would refuse a cake that had to be outside in the heat. And honestly, I don't think I'd want to eat one that had been.

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post #22 of 24
I think I would tell them they would have to pick it up and deliver it themselves...out of your hands; not your problem!
post #23 of 24
Wow, sounds like a nightmare. Maybe they should have made it a potluck and everyone bring a dish to share plus cakes. It would have saved you some gray hairs and saved them money too . Or, have you bring a flat decorated cake - you could even have left it in the pan!
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by gembaker

Wow, sounds like a nightmare. Maybe they should have made it a potluck and everyone bring a dish to share plus cakes. It would have saved you some gray hairs and saved them money too . Or, have you bring a flat decorated cake - you could even have left it in the pan!



Wow, that is super fancy! Lol
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