(Closed) Ceremony in church or reception venue?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Where would you have the ceremony?
    At the church : (8 votes)
    40 %
    At the reception hall : (12 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Your out of state family will make rude comments about the area around the church? Why would they care? They only have to be at the church for an hour (or however long your ceremony will last) and then they leave.

    Is the issue that they wouldn’t want to leave their cars there? Could they take a taxi or could you provide transportation?

    I don’t get the problem.

    Post # 4
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m trying to imagine a family that would make rude comments to a bride about the neighborhood her wedding is held in. Are they really that judgy and insensitive?

    Post # 6
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @katsmah:  Well I’m sorry to hear that. I would tell my family to shove it if they had a problem with where I wanted to get married. I know that’s probably not how you want to handle it though. I would explain to them that it may not be the safest neighborhood so they should take a taxi or maybe you could provide a big van for them. Either way, it isn’t like someone is going to come into the church during the ceremony and be a bother. The area really shouldn’t be an issue.

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are having both our ceremony & reception at a hotel. The hotel is downtown in a very pretty area, but the first time we visited our GPS took us through a really unattractive, rundown, unsafe-looking area to get there. Most of our guests are from out of town and I assume they will be using a GPS or mapquest to find the hotel. I don’t think any of them are going to say anything about it, because the hotel itself is really nice and the area immediately around it is nice. However, I do think some of them might be a little worried on their way to the hotel, lol. FI’s family is from a small, quaint, picturesque town in Iowa so it might be a little bit of a culture shock.

     

    Honestly I think a lot of cities (big & small) are like this – a few streets over from the ‘nice’ area is the ‘not so nice area.’ Unless there is actually a lot of crime (such cars being broken into regularly) then I wouldn’t worry about them judging you. What right do they have to do that? But if cars do get broken into a lot in the area then I might reconsider Undecided. I would hate for people to attend our wedding and have to deal with something like that…

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m generally in favor of weddings where no one has to travel from the ceremony site to the reception site… I just think it’s easier.

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