Regretting my wedding decisions – venue regret

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
Member
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What DIYs are you trying to do? Our ceremony is in a local park and we’re doing TONS of DIY stuff.

Post # 4
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608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont regret our venue (our yard) as it means so much to us that we are getting married in our home & garden that we have put so much work into…what I regret maybe is that we have invited just about everyone to come to both the ceremony and the reception which will be held at another place…I am starting to worry about if it rains, where everyone will stand, they will probably want to come in or look through our home (as most of them havent seen our home)…we will be having a bunch of people stay at our place who are having to bring their dogs…omg it is going to be a zoo!

Post # 5
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855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@tiredanonabee2:  If it’s the backyard feel that you’re wanting, are there parks with ballrooms or convention rooms that you can rent for your wedding? Or, since you’re saving money on venue, can you use extra money to pay for some of the stuff you’re apprehensive on? There’s a discount to be had for just about everything. I bought 300 invitations for under $200 with a 30% off coupon. Maybe you can do silk flowers instead of fresh or look into boxes of flowers from Sam’s Club (very inexpensive and BEAUTIFUL) or Costco. Look into your local trade school and employ some students who are getting a floral design degree. Think outside the box!

Post # 6
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@tiredanonabee2:  Do you have anyone crafty in your family or your FI’s family? I never knew how creative my MIL and SIL are, but they really really REALLY helped out with all of our crafts at the last-minute.

Also, maybe go through your list of DIY projects and decide which ones aren’t necessary. I had some DIY fails and just decided to skip those things altogether, but I’m still really happy how our wedding turned out! We didn’t have too much decor, just floral centerpieces and strings of Christmas lights, but the whole place felt romantic because of the mood, and everyone had a great time.

Post # 7
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am going through the same thing but maybe not as badly as you. I am regretting trying to do too much myself and getting burnt out. DIY stuff is hard and time consuming lol I wanted to get married on a beach in hawaii but went for the garden wedding at my parents farm. I thought i was going to save money… ha! Looking back i would have rather spent the same amount, did less work and been on the beach! its too late now so i am now looking forward to the honeymoon on the beach 😉

 

Post # 9
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tiredanonabee2:  That’s about what we’re doing, too (invitation suite, all decor, etc. etc.). I would skip the aisle runner, though. It’s really not that bad, though it depends on how much you have done vs. how much you need to do in the next ~11 weeks. I did my stuff over the course of 18 months, but the majority of the projects started in the last 3-4.

Post # 10
mswallabyBee
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@vorpalette:  +1. I would skip the aisle runner – if you really want something you can buy freeze-dried rose petals months ahead of time and sprinkle them along the aisle, it’ll look beautiful and so natural, and it only takes like 5 minutes of prep time! (We bought a box of rose petals for ~$50 from Flyboy Naturals and I loved how our aisle looked – it wasn’t in a backyard but it was along a lawn, in front of a tree.)

You could also skip the favors, most of the time they get left behind at weddings. Or if you really want to give out favors, choose something simple and edible that’s pre-packaged, like little boxes of truffles or something. Just display them on a table or in a basket, and bam – done! 🙂

For flowers, have you looked at any local high-end grocery stores? Whole Foods has gorgeous floral arrangements and it would end up costing about the same to get pre-made bouquets there, as ordering flowers bulk online and trying to do them yourself. I would save yourself the stress of trying to go DIY on that one, with everything else taht will be on your plate the week of the wedding, and buy some pre-made bouquets. 

Post # 11
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@tiredanonabee2:  Ya, I hope selling it isnt a huge pain… ha! 🙂

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