(Closed) Is my wedding becoming a carnival?!?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you come to this wedding and think it is over the top?

    Heck No!! Sounds like a blast!

    I'd go but feel really uncomfortable.

    You people are weird.

    Stop adding more things.

  • Post # 17
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Sounds great

    Post # 18
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Can I come!?!? It sounds amazing!

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

    if this is what kind of people you both are then go for it! it sounds like what i would do, if your fun loving and love snacks and sweets and having a good time then hell yes, i would so go to your wedding and love it!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I do think it’s a bit much, but if you’re going for interactive and activites, then you’re there. It’s just not my style and as a guest, I probably wouldn’t partake in much.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @nerdysarah:  I’m just not a fan of people up in groups around tables. I’m all for mingling, but I’d probably stay away from the tables that are heavily crowded or visited. I think the dessert buffet and candy buffett are redundant. Personally, I’d go to the dessert one before the candy one. Is there going to be a cake? If there is, then I’d stay away from both. I don’t know…I think I’m just a party pooper! I’m all for the reception being a celebration, but just not a full-on “party,” but that’s just me. It seems more birthday-party than reception. But, if you and your guests are into everything you’re offering, then do it! I’ve just never been exposed to those elements at a wedding reception.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i’d vote for “other”.  It really depends on the tone y’all set and how everything comes together.  I like everything you have chosen seperately (well, maybe not the hillbilly band, but thats just me;)).  The drinks, dessert bar, espresso bar, candy bar, etc all sound awesome yet I can see how it might not all mash up well together.  If the tone of the wedding is spirited, celebratory & fun, I think you can pull it all off, yet if you are going for an event that is more about old school etiquette its not the best mix.  i.e. it would be weird. hope this helps.  what are you guys looking at for colors & decor?  btw, we are having our reception at an old music pavillon at Coney Island. So we are going to be incorporating elements some carney elements of the park like cotton candy & sno cones!

    Post # 25
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it sounds great, personally!  And the elements you have do not suggest “carnival,” so I think it will be fine 🙂

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I was worried by your title that you were going to have flame throwers, or stuff like that. And I just noticed you have drinks for everyone BEFORE the ceremony- sweet!

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @nerdysarah:  i think it sounds unique and fun. what you have is creative and i think it will be appreciated as a nice depart from a generic wedding (dj, boring venue, bland food, etc) and yes, it is a lot of different elements but in the grand scheme of things it sounds like its all going to come together perfectly with your historic venue, vintage bicycle themed invites & vinatgey lace decor.  i love how you have the barista next to the cake and the candelight at the tables.  I think it will be great, can’t wait to see pictures, and i don’t think it sounds carnivaly (real word?).  

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My Fi wants some of those things ( bottom four) and to set up a jumping castle ( our theme is royal ball) – beacuse his uncle has one. Still debating on it or not :S

    he originally wanted a carnivalle theme- it was much debated. I’ve seen a few and they can be super cute and fun.

    depends on your crowd.

    I think you will be fine as long as you fit it all into your theme

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We were worried that we had too much ‘stuff’ this weekend and we were told costantly that it was the best wedding. From the kids, the best ‘party’. What can I say, we like to have a good time. There is nothing wrong with that. Design the party that YOU would like to attend and it will be perfect. 🙂

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee

    it’s freaking awesome…it sounds great, and i can relate to alot of stuff

    i’m not having a coffee bar, but i am having steel pan drums and dedicated the outside area to photo ops (multiple back drops), having candy as part of the dessert bar and non-alcoholic pre ceremony drinks (church ceremony)…there will be alcohol at the actual cocktail and reception though 🙂

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