(Closed) I'm new, and I think I am in over my head

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That’s not a bad distance between the ceremony site and a reception site.

However, you could look into having the reception at a restaurant in your town. are there any wineries/brewery’s? Is the reception room at the hotel out of the picture? are there any other buildings in your town?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t think a commute is a bad idea as long as you send Save The Date’s with the city that it will be in with good notice. That way guests can plan to book hotels if needed and decided on travel arrangements. And if you could, book a block of hotel rooms to get a discounted rate as well…that helps out a bunch to inform guests of what options they will have.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you have any restaurants with private rooms this could work really well. Also if your town has any art galleries, warehouse or loft spaces or wineries this could be great too.

A close friend of mine had her reception at a nursery. They had an empty greenhouse on the property so she rented some tables and chairs rather cheaply and their caterer provided place settings, cutlery, glasses etc. Since she was hosting at a nursery, they allowed her to fill the room with flowers they had on hand and received a spectacular discount on flowers because she hosted there.

Are there any public parks with buildings on site? I live in a smaller town too, but we have an ample amount of city owned parks that have lodges and buildings on the park property that could be used for weddings.

Start asking around town, see if anyone knows about any hidden gems you haven’t heard or thought of. Also is there another town nearby, maybe less than 30 minutes away with more choices?

Good Luck!!

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