(Closed) Dream Ceremony or Dream Reception? Or can we do both? Halp!

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What do I do?

    Ceremony and Reception at all-inclusive venue - 30 minute drive from hometown.

    Small ceremony at grandma's, large reception at venue. -45 minutes from grandma's to venue.

    Drastically cut guest list and try to do it all at grandma's.

    Have ceremony and reception on seperate days?

  • Post # 2
    3324 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    What about rehearsal dinner at your grandmas? I dont like the options of splitting up the guest list, and 45m is a pretty long drive between places, so I’d vote for all at the all inclusive or cut the guest list to do all at grandmas. But I think you could do Rehearsal Dinner at grandmas, and then ceremony+reception at the all inclusive place. Easier for guests, less work for you and grandma.

    Post # 3
    9520 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Having both at the all-inclusive would save so much stress with planning and implementing logistics…

    Post # 6
    2942 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

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    gwenchilada :  Everyone I know who had a wedding hosted at a family estate wishes they had a venue instead.  The work of getting all your rentals together, and cleaning up the estate (even well kept farms need brush clearing, parking figured out) is stressful.  

    Post # 7
    34 posts

    30/35 min drive to the venue is not a big deal at all, especially if everything is going to be in that one place. It sounds wonderful. 

    Post # 9
    2796 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

    Rehearsal dinner or Sunday brunch at your grandmother’s, do the rest at the hired venue!

    Post # 10
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I would suggest a rehearsal dinner and not a Sunday brunch if you’re even a little introverted. I was people’d out from the wedding and did not enjoy our Sunday brunch as much as I hoped I would. 

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