Post # 1
Hello lovely weddingbees – just a quick question –
Would you rather have a fancy ( pricy venue) with only selected friends and family or would /should i opt for something more plain and be able to invite all my beloved friends and family?
we are looking at a good venue that’s only going to hold 50-60
however we are expecting 80-90 to come – so i was thinking if i hire the local hall ( good condition and great space and make it my own space and get it catered will anyone care?
I honestly would prefer to have a more casual laid back affair -not something im going to regret the cost of.
So looking back did you care about the small details of the venue or when it comes down to it as long as their is beer wine and food ( yes in that order – its Australia after all ) splashed with some personal details and drizzled with good aussie music will all be happy ?
Ps please dont say if i cant afford a wedding i should havent one- thats not what this is about. Thanks
Post # 3
@AussieBrideToBeeee: I’d want to have all my guests there. However, if it’s your dream to have your wedding in the fancy location, then maybe my answer is different…
Post # 4
@AussieBrideToBeeee: Weddings to me are about professing your commitment to another person in front of the people, near and dear so I would obviously pick the one that fits the most people that I truly care for.
Post # 5
You should do what you really, really want.
My FI and I have booked a small, intimate private venue and have told our families that maximum capacity is 80, and we would prefer 60. We have chosen our own caterer, which was surprisingly affordable for very good food, and it’s a BYO location, so we can choose our own beer, wine, cider and spirits.
I don’t think any one will really care, at the end of the day- it’s not really about the food and drink. The day is about you and your beloved exchanging rings and promises for your life together.
Post # 6
PS. I voted you should have another glass of wine. :o)
Post # 7
Hello Ladies – thanks for your thoughts -I think i was seconding guessing about what i want because i always care about what people think i should do or have for my wedding. But in 10 years time – actually in 1 year time I’m not going to care if the floors match the curtains .What if really wanted was something simple and raw ( if that makes any sense ). Personally although if love the look of the more pricey wedding its just not me or my partner.
We have decide to go to a small Chapel to get married a then go a hall and getting a catering service in to go a buffet menu . Its going to be perfect 🙂
Ps I’m still going to have that glass of wine 🙂
Thanks once again 🙂
Post # 7
AussieBrideToBeeee: I have been to a number of weddings that ranged from fancy venues to the Legion Hall and other modest set-ups. As a guest, I did not care. Was just happy for the couple.
When I was the bride, my preference was to be able to splurge and spoil a small number of guests. If these are people you really want there, maybe go for the larger venue. What I don’t get is the huge, expensive wedding that costs the couple (or their parents) a fortune and a number of the guests are people that they don’t care that much about.
Post # 8
Our venue is very simple.. they only provide the tables and chairs. No linens, dishes or anything of that sort. However.. it’s overlooking our city lake. I’ll take that and have simple decorations and also have the joy of having all of our friends and family there over having a small overly decorated venue any day. The way I see it, not many of them will remember our decor or the small things. All that matters is that we’re all together! We’re also expecting about 80 people.