Post # 1
DH and I got married at the winery in a resort community where my parents have a home. Every time I go up there with them for a weekend, we end up going to this winery at least once. Now, granted, we don’t often go to the back room where the wedding actually occurred, but it’s still kind of strange spending so much time at the place where we had our wedding and reception. All the wait staff that worked my wedding work at the winery. The venue coordinator/wedding planner lady is always around and I’ve said hi to her multiple times. The slide show they have constantly playing to advertise their wedding space includes two photos from DH’s and my wedding.
And, of course, we’ll oftentimes be sitting having a wine flight when a bride will arrive all dressed to the nines, ready to have her own wedding there.
In MY venue.
Because it’s mine, you know.
Yeah, I definitely feel this little pang of possessiveness whenever I see wedding parties showing up. Don’t they know I own that winery and nobody can get married there except me??! I especially get the pang whenever I see a photo in the slideshow that isn’t a photo of me and DH, but is pretty much an exact replica of a photo we took. Because of course everyone’s going to pose the same way with the big doors and everyone’s going to pose in the gazebo and STOP STEALING MY WEDDING, EVERY SINGLE BRIDE THAT GETS MARRIED THERE! I INVENTED GETTING MARRIED THERE!
Anyone else a frequent visitor at their wedding venue? And if so, does it feel a little weird to you to know that your special place is also special to so many other people?
That winery is basically a whore, is what I’m trying to say.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I got married in the Wynn in Vegas, and my parents and I love the sports book there, so we will go back now and again for that reason. Or the nightclub. Now the hotel will have more sentimental value, obviously.
Our reception was at Magianno’s italian restaurant and we LOVE the food. I’m sure we will eat there often when we are in Vegas, and we go to the location closer to home now and again.
We met in the Planet Hollywood Resort in Vegas, and we always go there for a drink or two when we are in Vegas. I kind of find this place more sentimental than where our wedding actually took place :/
Post # 4
@iarebridezilla: HA! a total whore!! Yes happened to me too. We had a DW on the beach on a Monday spent the rest of the week at the hotel relaxing in the sun and guess what? I was cheated on Tuesday through Sunday by that bitch! and I was forced to witness each tryst from my balcony!
Post # 5
@iarebridezilla: Well we got married in Canada so it’s almost a 1000 mile drive. We plan to return on our 5 year wedding anniversary (2017) and stay at the lodge where we married and visit all the other things we couldn’t fit in during the weddingmoon.
Post # 6
Ours is in a different state and they don’t really have a restaurant so when when we are in The area we don’t really have a reason to go.
It doesn’t really feel like *my* venue because my old high school hold a charity ball there every year and practically everyone I know has been to a wedding there (besides mine).
I do know what you mean though about certain wedding things feeling like *mine* though lol.
Post # 7
@iarebridezilla: We got married at a Catholic church in the same town we currently live,and then had our reception at a big beautiful hotel on Santa Monica Beach. Both are within walking distance (5-10 blocks) of our house, so at the very least we pass by them all the time!
Post # 8
@Birdi: Terrible!!! I usually take my anger out on the brides, even though it’s really the winery’s fault. But the brides are strangers, and I still have feelings for the winery, so it’s much easier to direct my rage at the brides. I mean, it takes two to tango, but those bitches better watch out for me.
Post # 9
Well the hotel where we got married is undergoing renovations (it’s a historical hotel built in 1927. You can google Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach if ya get bored) until 2016. It was sold right before we got married and the new owner decided to renovate as opposed to demolishing it, thank god. So we won’t even be able to go back until at least 2016. But maybe once it’s done, we might go have lunch there or stay a night or something. It’s a beautiful hotel!
The hotel where we stayed the night of our wedding (same hotel but there were 2 separate buildings across the street from each other) is being demolished and new towers are being built so we’ll never be able to visit that one again. However, I don’t give 2 craps about that one since it wasn’t where the actual wedding was.
Post # 10
@iarebridezilla: Darn biotches stealing your venue!! I return to the hotel I had my reception in maybe once a year because they have conferences in it. I haven’t been in the same room yet. I don’t know how I’d feel–probably more nostalgic than territorial, lol.
Post # 11
If your venue was a whore, ours was a virgin. My husband and I got married on the veranda of our inn in Antigua. I’d booked it about four days earlier. We didn’t know until we got there that they no longer conduct marriage ceremonies in the court house. You just tell them where! Luckily the hotelier and his wife came up trumps agreeing to us marrying there, being our witnesses, and photographers! (we’d forgotten about that too). It’d never been used for that purpose before.
Post # 12
@megz06: Hmm, I wonder what that would be like — seeing the room you got married in, but instead of it being all weddinged out, have it be for some boring work conference with podium and long tables and chairs and all that. Would it be like seeing an ex who has aged badly and gotten really fat?
Post # 13
Not married yet, but our venue is our house. If I walked outside one day and saw another couple getting married in our backyard…yeah, I’d be pretty concerned. And then I’d yell at them to get off my lawn.
This also kinda reminds me of one of FI’s friends who got married at the naval academy chapel. There were 3 wedding ceremonies throughout the day in the same chapel. It was like a damn wedding factory. We arrived early and freaked out a little because we saw guests leaving a wedding and we thought we got the time wrong. It was a little weird seeing strangers get married an hour before the couple we were there to see.
Post # 14
Our ceremony space is a historic home.. they do big community christmas parties and things there so it would be super easy for us to return.
I wouldn’t mind returning & getting all fancied up each year for photos, though.
Post # 15
I go back to our venue at least a few times a month. My husband is the technical director of the theater we got married in. We’re always going down there for cabarets and shows, and I just hosted my dad’s 60th birthday in the bar attached to the theatre. I’m weirdly possessive of the space. We are still the only people that have gotten married there!
Post # 16
@Bette_Noire: that’s awesome!! We were among the first couples to get married at the winery, as they had JUST opened the wedding space, but yeah, she definitely got pretty slutty after that. We must have really hurt her, as she had to rebound and rebound and rebound to get over us.