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Rose Red

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Re: Wedding Day Rain Plans
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2019, 10:55:13 am »
My favorite story was my brother in law's sister who decided they wanted a ranch wedding that would require their 50 guests to do a 30 min trail ride out to a meadow for the ceremony, a ride back for casual cocktail hour then everyone was to change into dressy clothes for the evening reception. Additionally, the ranch only had about 30 horses, so the majority of the guests would go up and wait for the wedding party and the other guests to come up. Thankfully, the wedding coordinator at the ranch convinced them that wasn't a good idea and got them to make that into their optional activity the night before the wedding. Even with that, my sister and BIL complained about how sore they were the next day because they had not been in a saddle for 20 plus years.

Ha Ha. Good thing they were talked out of it. What about guests who don't know how to ride or are afraid of horses or can't do physical activities? If they went through with it, I hope they have the option of motorized transportation!
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Re: Wedding Day Rain Plans
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2019, 11:40:13 am »
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My favorite story was my brother in law's sister who decided they wanted a ranch wedding that would require their 50 guests to do a 30 min trail ride out to a meadow for the ceremony, a ride back for casual cocktail hour then everyone was to change into dressy clothes for the evening reception. Additionally, the ranch only had about 30 horses, so the majority of the guests would go up and wait for the wedding party and the other guests to come up. ...

If they had actually sent out invitations outlining this plan I would imagine that wedding would have had one of the lowest attendance rates in recorded history.   Fodder for Guinness World Records.
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Re: Wedding Day Rain Plans
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2019, 01:33:42 am »
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My favorite story was my brother in law's sister who decided they wanted a ranch wedding that would require their 50 guests to do a 30 min trail ride out to a meadow for the ceremony, a ride back for casual cocktail hour then everyone was to change into dressy clothes for the evening reception. Additionally, the ranch only had about 30 horses, so the majority of the guests would go up and wait for the wedding party and the other guests to come up. ...

If they had actually sent out invitations outlining this plan I would imagine that wedding would have had one of the lowest attendance rates in recorded history.   Fodder for Guinness World Records.

I could see having a carriage or other horse-drawn wagon for non-riding guests, but, yes, some easy access motorized transport would be needed for the infirm or elderly who could not manage the (usually largish) step up into a carriage. Cute idea, not well thought out.
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Re: Wedding Day Rain Plans
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2019, 01:02:43 pm »
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My favorite story was my brother in law's sister who decided they wanted a ranch wedding that would require their 50 guests to do a 30 min trail ride out to a meadow for the ceremony, a ride back for casual cocktail hour then everyone was to change into dressy clothes for the evening reception. Additionally, the ranch only had about 30 horses, so the majority of the guests would go up and wait for the wedding party and the other guests to come up. ...

If they had actually sent out invitations outlining this plan I would imagine that wedding would have had one of the lowest attendance rates in recorded history.   Fodder for Guinness World Records.

I could see having a carriage or other horse-drawn wagon for non-riding guests, but, yes, some easy access motorized transport would be needed for the infirm or elderly who could not manage the (usually largish) step up into a carriage. Cute idea, not well thought out.

If memory serves, they really didn't have anyone who couldn't physically ride a horse and it was a led trail ride so no riding experience needed. (The father of the bride was probably the oldest relative but in his late 70's he was still skiing.) But I know when I haven't ridden in awhile even an hour in a saddle will cause me some muscular pain and quivering thighs. And having to wait around for over an hour while the horses were returned and the wedding party showed up would have been extremely boring. I think the event coordinator also indicated they'd have logistical trouble trying to find places for everyone to be able to change clothes for the reception.