(Closed) HELP! Reception Plan A, B, or C-what would you do?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which option would you go with, if you were in my shoes?
    A-Catered sit-down, open bar, at hall close to the church, would mean pushing wedding date back : (11 votes)
    44 %
    B-country club, 35 mile from church, smaller space, would cut guest list down,but keep date : (7 votes)
    28 %
    C-church basement buffet reception, NO BAR, but can now have a photobooth/candybar, can keep date : (7 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I guess it’s all a matter of what you prioritize as the most important aspects of a reception. If it were me, I’d push back to have what I really want, but that’s just me because #1 I’m not attached to the 11/11/11 thing #2 Alcohol is a must for us and #3 live entertainment is also a must for us. I’m biased though, because we postponed our wedding in order to use our savings to buy a home. 

    I say sit down with Fiance and put things in order of priority

    -availability of alcohol, candy buffet, etc.  Another thing to consider-is cutting the guest list (as in option 2) going to create problems or will it be a blessing in disguise? 

    Why don’t you combine option 1 & 2–> do the venue for option 1, then cut 50 people off your guest list to minimize the expenses so that you don’t have to push the date back? If you really love option 1 but can’t afford it…look into ways to cut the costs so that you don’t have to postpone (cheaper caterer, skip dj/band, do a fauxtobooth)

    Post # 4
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    923 posts
    Busy bee

    I vote for otpion A for a few reasons. 1)Its what you really want, and that is important. Although changing the wedding date is an annoying thought to you right now, in the end when you get to have the wedding you both dreamed of it will be all worthit, and esepcially since you’re going to save up the extra money you won’t go into debt which is important. 2)the no alcohol thing for option c doesn’t sound appealing. It’s a party… why shouldn’t you have alcohol if you reall want it. 3)If I was a wedding guest i would nto like to have to drive 35mi to the reception. Plus having to cut down the wedding guest list is really hard. I know because we had to tod it to fit into our venue.

    any option you chose will work great I’m sure. Let us know what you decide!

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