Help me rise to the challenge. I just received a wedding invite for a family member who lives in a semi-rural place, a handful of hours away. There was a slip of paper in the envelope indicating that the reception will be a potluck, and the guests are asked to bring marked dishes. And no alcohol allowed.
Most of the family guests will be traveling from hours away. There are no places to stay in right in town. Does the couple really expect us to all pack coolers? I'm stumped and a little frustrated. I really would have preferred a cake-and-coffee simple reception to being on the hook for food!
Talk me down? Suggestions?