(Closed) Epic Fail Reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Is there any reason you CAN’T have the tent in the school’s field?

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

((HUGS)) being a vendor have you ever worked with vendors that rent tents?  they sometimes may be willing to give you discounts because your work would be featured in places that they normally wouldn’t, for example your blog, your photographer’s blog, etc.  i love the idea of a tent or even a barn?  have you seen martha stewart’s green wedding?  i even love the idea of you doing the tent in the school yard, that would be so quaint and fun, can you imagine the pictures?!!! i am thinking of daniellemybelle’s pix that were adorable in teh school house!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

It’s worth asking!  I bet they would let you!!  Are there any other parks or gardens in the area you can find?  What city are you in?  Perhaps post on the local board and see if anyone has any ideas.

Post # 7
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1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could be a trendsetter!  You might as well try and see if it’s feasible.  At least you could get around having the wedding in a ballroom which seems to be your last choice.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would totally ask about using the school.  If you’re already having your wedding at their church, maybe they could cut you a deal to also have the reception there.  It never hurts to negotiate.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you have any conservation areas or just public parks that will let you put a tent up! Everyone that I talked to if you rented the park for the day it was free as long as you cleaned up afterwards.

Do you have any local colleges or universities they usually rent out their grounds for wedding receptions also! And historical properties?

And it doesn’t hurt to ask about the school?

Good Luck

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i’d drape the heck outta that tent and it would look like a completely different room inside (btw totally agree with you on lighting!)

Here’s what I am thinking and with the lighting it could be completely transformed…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If the school ends up being your best option, don’t worry about the ugly building right next to it–there are bound to be lots of other spots that will be great photo ops for your pictures in the area, and for your guests, think of it as a kind of Through the Looking Glass–boring old buildings outside, jaw-dropping, glamorous Wonderland inside in the tent! Embrace the contrast!

Post # 14
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

If you are friends with your coordinator or a few, they could all coordinate and move the tables for dancing, etc.  Trust it can be done!!!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@klp: definitely agree!!

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