Post # 1
My FI and I were torn between doing City Hall or an actual wedding. We decided for his family we would go to City hall and get married and have a “party” the next day. Finacially we did not want to spend a lot because we were going to try to get pregnant right away and my priorities are saving to own a house instead of a huge wedding. We picked a venue that was outdated because the price was amazing. I was able to get a DJ (old friend from my bartending days) for $500, a photographer (friend of a friend) for $550 (which includes an engagement session too) and we did centerpieces that are the take home presents to kill two birds with one stone. We are keeping this so inexpensive. Now I’m freaking out cause everyone who I tell the venue to makes a crappy face. I KNOW its outdated! Now I’m looking around frantically to see if I can find a more modern place for cheaper but this looks unrealistic. Opinions? Should I just stick with the outdated venue cause its only a few hours? Should I look for a new one?
Post # 3
@GizmoQT1: When I get to a wedding, all I care about is the food, music, and drinks. I’ve been to amazing weddings in people’s back yard. Keep the venue. You and your guests will have an amazing time 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Wood paneling won’t stop me from celebrating the ones I love!! 🙂 Don’t worry about it being outdated.
People can be SO RUDE when you tell them of your wedding plans. What the heck! I mean, you’re only doing the stupid party for them anyway!
Post # 5
OMG seriously? People would make a big deal out of this? Guests should be coming to support you guys, eat, dance, and go home.
Don’t change the venue just because some people think it is outdated. It’s financially responsible of you to find something in your price range.
Post # 6
Ooh, I got the nasty face look too when I mentioned my venue!
Do what you can afford, they will have a good time regardless! If they don’t, it’s their loss!
Post # 7
@GizmoQT1: I can’t believe people make crappy faces when you tell them where the wedding is! Ugh….. in the words of Stephanie Tanner, HOW RUDE!
Don’t change your venue for other people; only change it if you & your FI really want to. But, having been to lots of weddings in my life, I can tell you that the venue doesn’t matter that much. How much fun I have is way more dependent on the general vibe of the event. I’ve been to some faaaaancy venues and had a pretty dull/forgettable time.
Post # 8
Definately keep the cheap venue! The people are what’s important – not the surroundings! And that way you get to save for what’s really important to you!