(Closed) I don’t know what to do. Please help.

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thats hard. Once you have your heart set on something, its really hard to change gears, even if there are good reasons to do something different.

That being said, it sounds like going with the second option would be good for several reasons – financial being one of them, but also for convenience for your guests (you don’t want bad weather to keep people from making it to your reception!) and the experience of the venue. A wedding in the most beautiful space might not reach its potential if you’re dealing with someone who really doesn’t know what they are doing – you might not want to be their guinea pig.

Since you’ll save lots of money on the second space, will you be able to add some fancier/nicer decor elements with the money you’d save? I’m sure you’ll still be able to have a gorgeous wedding in the new space!

Post # 5
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3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our venue is about 30 minutes away from our ceremony (church), but we live in FL and are getting married in June.  A lot of our guests have asked if they should stay closer to the church or closer to the reception. 

Go for the place that will help take the stress off of you.  If they don’t have experience with weddings and you will be doing a TON more work, then its just going to be a lot of added stress, now and on your wedding day.

Post # 6
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322 posts
Helper bee

I agree with caszos, just go for the place that will take the stress off you and your family… the further the “venue shift” is, the more chaos there is going to be on the final day unless you plan on hiring a vehicle to shuttle your guests. Which is an additional financial cost you could do without.

If you think the second space is not that pretty, try looking for more pictures of the location online. I’m sure, with its proximity to the church there must have been a number of celebrations held there. Get a look at how they decorated and improvise.

You know the saying about life, lemons and lemonade… Wink

Post # 8
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2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

sounds like yall might have made the right decision even though it hurts. its hard when you have your heart set on something. but in the end im sure everythign will work out beautifully! 🙂

Post # 9
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with option #2. You said that for the first option no one would be there except your guests and cordinator. Thats kinda scary. What if something goes wrong? It seems very odd not to have anyone affiliated with that particular site not to be there. Im a midwest bride too and I know winters are brutal here! 35 min is kinda far away to drive in the dead of winter. I know you love your first choice but trust me and go with the second! Im sure more guests will attened too!

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