(Closed) Apparently I don't know how to make up my mind. So I come here.

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Which one would you choose?
    Boathouse--It's in a beautiful area even if it costs more. : (11 votes)
    29 %
    Theatre--It's closer to you and costs a lot less. : (27 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For me this is easy. If I was torn between two, fairly equally, in the end I’d end up going with the significantly cheaper one. I think what you need to ask yourself, “Is the boat house worth that extra money?” If it is, then go for it. If you’re doubting the extra money, then I think you should go with the cheaper one. They both seem really really nice! 

    Edit: also “The theater is more personal because my FI and I met during an acting class” I’m a sucker for venues that have more meaning to them than “oh this is a pretty/gorgeous/elegant venue”

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I feel like it’s less of a burden on friends to party and then drive about an hour home than for family and family friends, so that makes me lean towards the boathouse, but if you budget is tight, that money could make a huge difference. Have you discussed this with the other people contributing?

    Post # 6
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    312 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Before I became a lawyer, I was an actor. I adore the theatre, but then I’m partial.

    Post # 8
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    4328 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Theater! It’s personal to you, it costs way less, and it’s closer to college friends, who may not have the means to travel because college notoriously keeps folks dirt poor! 

    It’s a win for everyone except your parents, who would probably travel to wherever you wanted to get married anyway.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    One thing I noticed is that the boathouse is bright and open, kind of a spring feel, whereas the theater is darker with a more evening mood.  I think you need to think about what you want the feel of the wedding to be 🙂 They’re both lovely.

    Also, what level of price difference are we talking? Hundreds? Thousands?

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Definitely the theater. I think all of the things you like more about the boathouse will seem much less important on your wedding day. But the things that you like about the theater (it being sentimental, especially) will make the day that much more special.

    Post # 12
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    1240 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @MissHornet:  if you love the boathouse maybe you could have TTD photo shoot there after the wedding, or get engagement photos there if you havent had them done?  I agree also the boathouse does look nice and light but you could do some extra stuff with lighting at the theatre with money you have saved from not hiring the more expensive boathouse venue.  Plus the fact you get the theatre for longer will be a bonus.

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