Post # 1
Hi Hive! Would it be awkward if FI and I had our ceremony/reception in a place where one of his friends was recently married? We were unable to attend the wedding – it was in Wisconsin, we are in Massachusetts – due to monetary reasons. I feel like it would be awkward for us to do this, because we were not there, and would be inviting them. I would be worried that they would think that their wedding was better because the same space was decorated differently, or things like that.
Am I being weird?
Post # 3
How close are you to the couple? ie: can you ask them if they care? If it were me, I’d be delighted a friend wanted to get married at the same venue! And, your wedding would be completely different than theirs.
Since it gives you pause, if you are close to them, then ask. If they are casual friends, I say – go for it (without asking).
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s weird but maybe you could check with the other couple first.
My parents friends used our location. My parents found the place and told their recently engaged friends about it. They went to check it out and liked it so much that they decided to use it too. Their wedding was before ours and a handful of people would be attending both weddings. They asked my parents if we had a problem with it but I just saw it as a compliment, someone else also thougth it was a beautiful place to get married! As a bonus, we got some tips from them after their wedding about some things they wished they’d done.
Post # 5
If there is a limited number of nice venues (with smaller towns that’s a problem) then what else can you do? I am sure that your friends will understand. now if you were decorating it exactly the same and serving the exact same food THAT might be a problem…but otherwise..I say go for it.
Post # 6
Thanks! That’s what FSIL says too. She told me to just go for it 🙂