Post # 1
I absolutely don’t want to get married at a venue that is more than an hour’s drive, as I don’t want my grandmother to have to travel that far. Although there are lots of beautiful venues within that distance, I am finding it more or less impossible to find one that fits my *dream* wedding. Basically, I was hoping for the perfect rustic indoor reception venue but can’t find anything big enough to accommodate our guests!
I don’t want to make a big deal about it, since I think that’s silly, but I’m still trying to work out how to make more modern or classy venues work. I have my heart set on a laidback rustic wedding.
Do you think I need to sacrifice my “theme” and have a different style of reception, or can I still make it work? Ceremony is not an issue.
Post # 3
Kudos to you for making your wedding about what really counts, family and friends. The way you decorate can easily influence the “feel” of the space. Table coverings, centerpieces, flowers, and what you wear can all reflect a relaxed sensibility. But I’d draw the line at anything that is obviously theme related or better suited to a kid’s party.
Post # 4
@weddingmaven: Thanks for your reply! By theme, I meant style 🙂 I guess I was just wondering whether it would seem out of place if decoration was rustic, and venue wasn’t.
Post # 5
That’s wonderful that you are so considerate of your grandmother. In terms of your style vs. your venue, I would just consider your decorations carefully and maybe ask for second opinions. I saw a wedding on a local wedding blog where the couple used rustic details in an elegant formal venue, and I just felt like the details (mason jars, wildflowers, burlap) clashed with and looked out of place in that venue.