(Closed) ACK! So we saw our back-up location for our ceremony…..

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What should I do?! Backyard outdoor ceremony or Theatre ceremony?
    Stick to your regular plans of having it as a back-up and see that happens with the weather : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Cancel all plans for the outdoor ceremony, have it at the theatre! : (12 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Telling your guests is easy… I wouldn’t worry about that. Personally, I love outdoor ceremonies and indoor receptions. The stage machine showering you with petals is a really cool idea, but something bothers me about having a ceremony in a theater. I looked at the link you provided. If you show us a picture of your outdoor ceremony site, I’d have a better opinion, but my vote is to keep the outdoor ceremony location.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Have you already printed/sent your invitations yet? If they haven’t been printed yet, I would say make the change.  If they are printed but not sent, can you maybe put a little note inside them if you really want to change. Is it going to cause any issues with your FI’s parents?

    Post # 6
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We did that with our location.  We picked one outdoor location and reserved a back up for weather and ended up going with the back up location.  It also has an outdoor area for the wedding, so we didn’t lose the outdoor wedding.  I’d go with what you’re most comfortable with.  If you’ve already printed the invitations, but not sent them (my current project since my wedding is right after yours), I’d add a little card to explain that the venue is changed. I’m doing the same thing for my ceremony time being changed sine the invites were printed months ago.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    hmm, have you printed invites yet?  I’m guessing you have since your wedding is the same day as mine in 8.5 weeks!!

    If it’s too late to change the invites, I think you should stick to your original location.  You don’t want to worry about last minute location confusion. 

    But, if you really think that you could let all your guests know and be confident that there will be no confusion, then go for the change!

    Post # 9
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    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    what does Fiance think? How traditional or a ceremony do you plan on having? I personally don’t really like the theater. Theater seats are annoying to get into, especially if your guests are dressed up nicely. It doens’t look like there is a nice aisle down the middle for you to walk. It’s just not very wedding-y, but that’s MY opinion, and I was a little more on the traditional side (outdoor gazebo wedding). How many guests do you have? If it’s a small wedding it woudn’t be too hard to let everyone know, but if you have 150+ it might get tricky…

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I went to a wedding a few years ago that was in the old Alabama Theatre in Birmingham.  The theatre is awesome but the wedding itself turned out to be pretty tacky IMO.  There were only about 50 or 75 people there and with the theatre holding 1000 or so it seemed empty.  Then the groom rose up out of the floor with the organ etc, it was just a bit too theatrical for me at least  Good luck deciding though!  I think it could be awesome if done right.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If the theatre is what you want, then that’s what you should go with! =) It saves you money AND you like the aesthetics, so there’s really nothing going against it, unless you really want an outdoor ceremony.

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