I tell ya, this is the way to do it. For Kendall & Josh's wedding extravaganza they chose a night-before dinner instead of an after-sealing luncheon. I loved it for many reasons:
1) We got to meet (and actually get to know and enjoy) all those new family members before sharing such a special event with them the next day,
2) a little less stress for moms & lunch-planners so they could focus on the important things,
3) LOTS more time and less stress for after-sealing photos (those are coming, stay tuned.)
Everything about this night was perfect; photos don't do it justice.
I had to post my favorite picture first even though it's out of order.
Mmmmm Chevy's and homemade desserts.
My parents have a gorgeous yard. It was breathtaking.
You've gotta admire the view we had from the dinner deck.
My own little nut job.