(Closed) After a weekend with the FFIL there is going to be a total venue change…

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

To be perfectly honest, I would go with what you really want to do. My in-laws had absolutely no experience at all with garden weddings or weddings during the day (both of which we’re doing), and they took ages to come around to it because it “had never been done before, except by insane radicals.” In the end, we just told them “This is what we’re doing. These are our reasons why…” and they came around (or resigned themselves to our crazy, hippy wedding plans).

Just go with what you want – it sounds as though they have a ‘vision’ of what your wedding should look like, and if it’s very different to yours, they will most likely keep trying to talk you out of it.


Post # 5
687 posts
Busy bee

Are the photos you posted from the venue you are thinking of booking? It looks gorgeous and I can’t imagine they would have anything unkind to say about the place. If so, tell them your dream was to have a quiet garden wedding but that didn’t seem to suit them and this is your other choice. I really love the stone work and exposed beams. Either way – go with what YOU want because it is YOUR day!

Post # 6
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I can understand it being difficult having a wedding in their field without their help. I think that venue is gorgeous! If you’re worried that they’re going to rain on your parade, I would probably not say anything to them about it until it’s booked. 

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