I was recently reading Offbeat Bride Tribe (you have to be a member and sign in to read) and one intrepid couple has planned to host an impromptu surprise wedding party. I think this idea is fantastic! I love it! Love it!
I wish that we had done the same. Of course, convincing people to come in from out of town might have been hard, but I think the idea is fantastic on so many levels. The main one of course, is that it dispels any assumptions, stresses, and meddlings that anyone may make in the planning process. Let's face, no one cares what you do for a party, but when you throw in the word wedding, suddenly everything changes. The budget, the attire, the attitudes and values.
We always think of these things just a little too late, don't we?