A wedding question for everyone who's planned/planning a wedding
DD is getting married in July. We live 45 minutes from my hometown where my Mom & a couple brothers live, also live 1 1/2 hrs from Omaha where my other brother lives & where all my sisters will all be flying into then coming here for the wedding. The wedding is at 3:00 Saturday. DD's MIL to be is only allowing the wedding party & direct family [no grandparents, etc] for the rehearsal. The hotels we booked rooms at is either directly across the street from the reception hall [& 3 blocks from DD & fiance's house] or 2 blocks away.
My SILs were wondering EXACTLY what we have planned for the weekend. I told them either the night before [depending on what, if anything, is going on at the reception hall] we'll try to decorate the hall, the wedding is at 3:00, then the reception is around 5/5:30 then the next morning anyone who wants to come to the new couple's house to watch them open gifts & have brunch & hang out is welcome to & that's it.
"That's it? Nothing else?" I told them there are 3 bars close by the hotels if anyone wants to go out on their own or we may have our house clean & ready if anyone wants to hang out there, the one hotel has a really nice pool area for the kids. They're all very familiar with the town we live in. We don't go to too many weddings especially out of town ones but DH & I went to his nephew's last summer 5 hrs away & we got there a couple hours before the wedding & drove around the town, had lunch, then did the wedding & reception thing & the next day the couple opened gifts at the hotel which we attended then we headed home.
ARE WE SUPPOSED TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND FOR THEM? A Couple of my sisters & their familiies will probably drive back to our home town for a few days to hang out more with my Mom, etc but what am I supposed to be planning for them?