(Closed) Bookstore wedding

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

That’s a fab venue , whish i would have gone with this root.

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Post # 17
3948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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honeylamb:  I hope they give your permission! What an awesome venue that would be…

As for a small ceremony, larger reception – would you be open to just having an nice dinner after the ceremony and then having the reception on a different day? In my opinion, that would be less frowned upon.

Post # 18
1383 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Wow, that looks absolutely beautiful. I never would have thought of using a bookstore as a venue, but it definitely does look like it would be gorgeous. Hopefully you are allowed to do it, would love to see recap photos.

Post # 19
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As a book worm, and lover of beautiful bookstores and libraries, I am super mad at myself for not thinking of doing this…however we don’t really have any beautiful bookstores or libraries in my city anyway 🙁  If only I could have gotten married at the library in Trinity College in Dublin…

I’d love to attend at a wedding there though…so unique!

Post # 20
5360 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2015


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honeylamb:  I really wanted to do a bookstore wedding!! Unfortunately, when it came down to it the number one thing for me was to have my whole (huge) family there and no bookstore could handle that. 

I am all for doing whatever you want on your wedding for it to feel right, so if you need to have a small ceremony and later a larger reception, do it. However- I do need to encourage you to really think about it. My best friend did that – a teensy ceremony with just their parents, their brothers, myself and my fiance – and a couple months later a larger reception. Only one friend said anything about this hurting her feelings so my BFF just thought she was weird. But when it came down to the day of the reception it became clear that people just didn’t see it the same as a “normal” wedding. Whole tables no-showed. Several older family members were very confused about why there was no ceremony and why she had a guestbook photo album full of pictures of her in a wedding dress. Only about a quarter of the guests brought gifts/cards. Obviously, not all of those things would bother everyone, but it did bother her and she continues to mention it two years later. She just hadn’t considered what doing things her way might mean for other people. 

Post # 21
744 posts
Busy bee

117 is a pretty large wedding in my neck of the woods… 

The idea is cute but I feel like it’d make more sense for a small (20-30 ppl) group. I think an engagement photo session (or even wedding day photos) there would be super-cute though.

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