(Closed) Ceremony at Parent’s Home

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Could you easily post a picture?  How many guests?

If you have bad weather, you might have no choice. The tent it is.

If you have good weather, I’d say have it outside somehow.  Which has a nicer view?  Which is more easiy accessible to everyone? Can fit the chairs the easiet? Where will the guests all have the best view of the ceremony?  If you choose the pool, just make sure it’s safe.  So that Great Aunt Ida can’t lose her balance and fall in, or little Brian doesn’t push his jerky borther in.

If it’s not a big deal to have separate chairs, I bet your guests will find a way to utilize the extra chairs.  And no one will have to exert hemselves to move them.  But if time space, money is an issue.  I bet you could find people generously offer to help move them.

Post # 5
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It was hard to see with the pictures — but I would think if you’re worried about the heat you would do the ceremony under the tent, then a cocktail hour (doesn’t have to be a full cocktail bar, just some snacks and drinks, lemonade on a hot day would be great) by the pool and on the deck, followed by the reception back under the tent.  While you’re taking photos and your guests are enjoying the cocktail hour the tent can be "switched" from ceremony to reception.  You can definitely have a few close family members do it, or maybe check out craigslist for movers — and you could just pay them an hours worth of "moving" but it would really just be moving furniture around!  I’m sure you coudl find someone who isn’t attending the wedding to move the chairs/tables.  That way you dont have to rent double the chairs and you can hide the tables outside the tent during the ceremony.

Hope that helps!   


Post # 6
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think you’re on the right track to deciding the location of each activity on the property so I won’t bother making suggestions on that.  All I really wanted to add was an opinion about the chairs question.

We’re having our wedding at my Mum’s house, and in between the ceremony and reception, we’re having a two hour cocktail period during which time I am confident the groomsmen will be ok with moving the chairs for us (they only have to move them about 20 feet, and there are only 80 chairs, which means less than 20 chairs per groomsmen…and they have a two hours window to accomplish the task!) Unless you’re really worried about the logistics, I wouldn’t bother trying to get movers or buying twice the number of chairs–IMHO that was money better spent elsewhere in our budget!

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