(Closed) Booked same venue my cousin had her reception at *rant/opinions?*

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
2230 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

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marypoppins :  It seems completely fine. Her wedding was three years ago. She seems okay with it. You love it. So…

For a long time, EVERYONE got married at the same place; the family church. I don’t think every wedding needs to be super original to be beautiful. You’ll have other details in place and unless her wedding was EXCEPTIONALLY memorable most of the guests who attended her ceremony will have forgotten most of it anyway.

I say congratulations for booking a venue you like, and run with it!

Happy planning!


Post # 3
938 posts
Busy bee

Congratulations!!!! I think your communication with her along the way was great.  I do not think using the same venue 4 years later is weird at all! My cousins (from the same aunt) were married at the same venue just three years apart, and I felt as though that added sentimental value 🙂 

Post # 4
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s fine. If she doesn’t have a problem with it, do not listen to anyone else, including us.

There are lots of small towns where the choices are so limited that almost everyone uses the same venue.


Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

There is no problem with this. There are a limited amount of venues. I am finding out myself now that there is an even more limited number of reasonably priced venues. If you live near where your cousin lived then it is predictable that you will use the same venue. 

Post # 7
1191 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Totally fine! 

Post # 8
837 posts
Busy bee

I got married at the same church as my bestfriend. The reception was also the same location. The two weddings were very different, eventhough I borrowed some of her glasses and decor.

Post # 9
20 posts
  • Wedding: August 2018

I see no problem with this at all. I have 5 cousins that all got married at the same venue, granted they lived in the country so there wasn’t a whole lot to choose from. It was awesome to see how each bride made it her own… and as a guest it was also kind of nice to know what to expect at the venue (where its located, parking, transportation, facilities). And if the cousin is okay with it then you FOR SURE have nothing to worry about. 

Post # 10
176 posts
Blushing bee

Definitely okay to do this – and congratulations on your engagement. Happy wedding planning!

Post # 11
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Southampton, UK

It was three years ago. I see no problem at all.

My cousin and I had our weddings at the same venue. A week apart. x)

Post # 12
3147 posts
Sugar bee

Totally fine!!

Post # 13
6086 posts
Bee Keeper

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marypoppins :  I didn’t read any of the other responses. This is perfectly great. My friend got married before me and suggested her venue to me and my wedding was the same year. I would have considered it if we hadn’t already booked our venue. I’d be thrilled if a friend booked where I did or website my friend did. We both got an excellent deal and great quality. I would want a family member or friend to get a nice venue for a nice price too. 


Post # 14
1561 posts
Bumble bee

If she doesn’t have an issue with it, then it’s fine. It’s debatable how much of a right she has to object, but that’s a moot point. 


It’s not like you’re doing the same venue across the hall in NYC on the same day a la some romcom whose name I forgot. 

Post # 15
3804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

There isn’t any problem. 

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