(Closed) Which would you prefer?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: You'd rather have
    Option 1: Dinner and a party : (39 votes)
    62 %
    Option 2: Hor d'ouvres and a party : (15 votes)
    24 %
    Option 3: Sunday brunch : (9 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Do you have a lot of people who are traveling in?  I think they would prefer the Saturday night, but could be fine with a Friday as well.  If I was traveling in, I wouldn’t be able to do Sunday at all though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I vote for #1.  I second your FI’s sentiment of “may as well go all out”.  You only get married once… why not throw a big fun party to celebrate?  🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    As a guest I prefer option number one, but as a bride you have to do what is right for you and fits your budget.

    A Sunday brunch will not give you the party feel and depending on how many guests you have will the $10 per person really add up? I know $10 is a lot but maybe you don’t have  something like chair covers in order to make up the difference, just an idea.

    Post # 7
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I mean, ideally I would want the Saturday party. But I would totally be happy with a Friday, hor d’ourves party as well. I would prefer either of those over the Sunday brunch, but that’s just a personal preference. As a guest, I would make my best effort to be there no matter what. If most guests are local, then it seems like either a Friday or a Saturday wouldn’t be too difficult for them. So it depends on what sort of feel you want for your wedding and what you imagine it to be.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think the Friday night option is a great compromise—has the same feel as a Saturday party for your guests, but at a lower cost to you. Make sure, though, that a Friday night will work for the majority of yours guests.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I also voted for #1. Have an all out bash Saturday night :]

    Post # 10
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    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I voted number 1, but I think it’s important to take your budget into consideration.  #2 was a close second to me, and if that’s more affordable and won’t break the bank for you guys, then I’d be happy with that as well as a guest!

    Post # 11
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    As a guest, I absolutely prefer the Saturday night dinner party because, well, they’re usually more fun. But as a bride, you need to do what’s right for you 🙂

    Post # 12
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am torn between either Friday or Saturday.  I choose to do Friday for my wedding but we are still having a full dinner!  Doing it this way our venue’s income guarantee is 4 grand cheaper!  Maybe consider asking this?!? 

    Post # 13
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oh and then Saturday we are having a huge family cookout at my parents house!  Poolparty/cookout/bonfire and everyone is camping out.  Its going to be more of a weekend event this helped sway my decison to a Friday night.  My fiance was all for the Friday night recpetion I wanted to Saturday….but when I found it meant not missing out on anything and then actually allowing us to have a big family party(which is my favorite thing has been since I was little) I was all for it….the big savings helped too 😀 

    Which ever you pick…once you have nailed it down you will feel 100x better!  There really is no wrong choice here as long as you and FI are truley happy!  Good Luck

    Post # 15
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I see nothing wrong with doing a friday night with heavy hour deurves!  The last 3 weddings I have been too have done this (they did specify in the invite that there would be no dinner0  So we ate before we left and I was STUFFED when I left and had equally as much fun as I have had at other weddings!  It worked out well for them b/c they ended up being more partying time this way!  I personally would not love to get up and go to a sunday brunch…I am not a morning person….but this would not prevent me from attending!  But I think that having a Sunday brunch not only will people not be so quick to get up and dance but think of all the things you have to do to get ready!  Its always a mad dash to get ready for a wedding that starts in the evening I would be a stressball in the am trying to get ready!  Just something else to consider

    Post # 16
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    im going agaist the grain here.   I like the Sunday thing. I travel out of town for every wedding since I moved away from “home.” and the Friday and Saturday ones kill me becaue I do not even see the bride and groom except for the wedding.  I think if it is on Sunday, you might beable to see them more over the other two days.

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