(Closed) My venue may very well fire me — oops!

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wait – how many people could you fit, and how many have RSVP’d yes?  This should have been figured out before the invites were sent.  And are you sure there are no other venues?  Fire halls, legions, masonic lodges?  Hotels, b&bs, etc?  It sounds from the tone of your post that the HOA will probably not green lite you.  

Post # 4
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1822 posts
Buzzing bee

hmmm… i would not reccomend the flash mob wedding idea. If you are 1 or 2 over it might not be a big deal… but more than that and I would be seriously concerned.

Larger resturants are often able to be booked for weddings, town parks, town halls, I don’t know where you are getting married but I would call the closest visetors center and ask them as soon as possible. It might not be perfect, but you do have to take in to consideration that some places just can not physically fit more people due to fire code and I would hate to get your wedding shut down half way through, that would be horrible!

Post # 6
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389 posts
Helper bee

The 2nd choice will  keep you out of trouble.  Don’t tell them no unless you are absolutely sure you could do the first one with your guests.  HOA’s are serious business and you don’t want to cause a stir.  Good luck.  It’ll work out.

Post # 7
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

It’s pretty rude of your guest to invite themselves. If you love the first venue, tell your extra guests that you can’t accomodate them. 

Post # 9
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1512 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Random, but what’s an HOA?

Post # 12
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think I’m confused.  Did you invite more than the venue holds, or did you set-up a public website advertising the wedding for everyone you’d “potentially” invite?

Post # 14
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

I wish you good luck. Planning a wedding in Seattle, is something that would scare me. Portland has high enough prices, but I think that Seattle is almost double the cost. Sorry, I don’t mean to offend. Seattle is a great place I know, honestly.

Another thought is you could always just elope if it ends up being too stressful or expensive. Then have a reception later.

Post # 16
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think that would be rude at all. As long as you and your fiance are on the same page about it that’s all that matters. If your guests are offended by it they are more than welcome to find you a venue to accompany all of them.

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