- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I’ve asked pretty much the same question before, but I still havent made a decision.
We’re renting only one space from our venue. Before we had planned to have the ceremony with the tables all set up and going straight to the reception, no cocktail hours. Its only 5 hours from ceremony start to end, so I dont think thats a big deal. But then we realized theres not enough space to have the tables set up with enough room for both me and my dad to walk down comfortably.
Our options right now are either to have the chairs set up, then have the guests go to the main area of the venue (which is a house museum) and have them confined to the main area. We could have some small tables set up with some cooked finger foods. Simple things like fruit, veggie and cheese trays. The ceremony space would look similar to this, but of course with our own decorations. Plain and simple, but not ugly.
The other option is to have the ceremony at the park next door. Its a very nice park. We’d have it under this (trellis?) semi covered area. I say semi covered because the top isnt covered, but its covered with plants, so it looks covered. FI would be at the end of it, and then we’d walk down it. Guests would have to be standing though. Its absolutely GORGEOUS. The biggest negative thing about it is that its not private.
This is the covered thing. Isnt it beautiful? It wouldnt even need any decorations. Maybe just some rose petals or something.
This is the end of it, where FI would be standing.
This is where I’d be walking down.
And just for fun, heres a picture of me and FI in it.
The pros about the park are that its literally just a minute walk to the venue, its beautiful and we would be able to go straight from there to the venue where the tables and food would be all set up and ready.
The negatives about the part are only that its not private and there would be no seating. But we’re not having any older guests or handicapped people, so thats not a huge deal. It’ll be a short ceremony anyways.
The pros about the venue are simply that its in the same space. Really, thats the only good I can come up with.
The negatives about the venue is that there would be the extra set up time guests would have to wait, we’d have to pay an additional fee for the guests to mingle in the museum part, and it would shorten the day for at least an hour.
What would you bees do? Would you, as a guest, find it odd to have the cermony in a park, no matter how pretty the area was?