(Closed) Hypothetical – You're invited to my wedding, which would you prefer?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which venue would YOU rather be invited to
    Venue 1 - relatively formal afternoon/evening affair with a sit-down dinner (in 4 star hotel) : (123 votes)
    72 %
    Venue 2 - fairly casual daytime event with a buffet lunch (only hotel is a 3 star) : (49 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    #1, but I wouldn’t be thrilled with a 30 minute drive to the reception.

    Post # 4
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Thanks for the invite!  What is this “hypothetical” of which you speak??  IS THAT YOUR THEME???


    Post # 5
    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am thinknig who wants to wake up early on a Saturday (you included…imagine how EARLY you would have to get up!!) , get in their Sunday best, drive out into the middle of nowhere, and sit out in the blaring sun all day. It sounds nice, but in practical terms, my friend had one of these weddings and everyone was hot and cranky..even in the shade.

    ETA: if you werent sure…I voted number one. 😀

    Post # 7
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted #2, but then I’m not a fan of hotel receptions. Too stuffy…I think the idea of a casual relaxed afternoon of family and lawn games sounds awesome. Besides, if it’s in early November, it probably won’t be hot

    But that’s just me.

    Post # 9
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I say #1. From my ceremony guest also have to drive 30 minutes to the reception. Our apartment is smack dab in the middle. 15 minutes to the ceremony. and 15 to the reception. So we chose something that was close to us. We have already had people complain about the drive. But the way I see it, then dont come! save me money!

    Post # 10
    8438 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Personally I would love yo go to either but my preference would be #2. But it is normal where I am from to travel 1-2 hrs to a ceremony/reception site! I don;t think the accommodation matters much in regards to option #2 because the festivities will be over early (3, 4 or 5pm?) so an hour drive to the hotel wouldn’t be a bother! And most guests wouldn’t get too tipsy for a lunch wedding!

    Post # 11
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would personally prefer #2.

    It sounds like a nice day, and being less formal you can really enjoy yourself instead of feeling couped up in a hotel ball room.  But then I wanted a small wedding of under 80 and my guest list has balloned out to 239 thanks to my Mother-In-Law. I vote that you get the wedding youve always dreamed of which sounds like option #2 from the little things you are saying.

    Post # 12
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would like #2 because in a buffet style I can pick and choose what to eat and I love to play games!


    Post # 14
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i prefer evenign events to be honest. i dont like spending lots of time in the sun and also not a big fan of lawn games at all. for the second wedding id stay long enough to be polite…particularly if it was over an hours travelling

    i say 1!

    Post # 15
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Where is the wedding? I agree about the daytime heat. I don’t do well in the sun and being outside in a dress all day might not be fun if it’s hot and sunny. Will there be any shade like a tent? 

    I don’t think it’s a problem though for accommodations. There’s a 3 star hotel 15 minutes away? Sounds good to me! 

    Post # 16
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I like #1.  Although I do like the idea of lawn games.  Driving sucks and you might have guests without cars/licenses?

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