Post # 1
OK bees, down the road from me is this gorgeous house with a gorgeous yard. It is just to die for. I Can just see my wedding ceremony taking place in that beautiful spot. I however don’t know these people and have never see anyone outside to be able to tell what age or if they may seem fiendly or not.
Would it be rude if I just went up and knocked on the door and asked if they had ever thought of renting out their yard or not? I’m sure it will weird them out but should I ask or just give up on it?
Post # 3
i dont think it would be rude, but they may be weirded out. I know i would if someone asked me that.
Post # 4
Would you really want your wedding on a neighbors private property? What about the bathroom situation? Or parking? It would be a lot to ask of strangers…
Post # 5
I don’t think it would hurt to ask. Maybe they’ve done it before!
Post # 6
What’s the harm in asking?
Post # 7
@MsMindle: They have a beautiful side yard that just has a fence around it that everyone could park in. I would only want the ceremony there and the reception would be held somewhere else so people would only be there a max of maybe 45 minutes if that.
Post # 8
I highly doubt they would ever allow complete strangers to have a wedding with even more complete strangers on their property. But hey, it can’t hurt to ask.
Post # 9
I think it’s weird. Of course you can try, but I know how I would respond if a perfect stranger rang my doorbell and asked, ‘Hey, your place is gorgeous – can we host our wedding here?’
‘Uh, thanks, um, that’s very flattering … sorry, I didn’t quite catch your name? … Alright, and when is your wedding? … Sorry, we’ll be busy that day. Thank you for asking.”
Post # 10
@Bryant2be: So, you’re assuming they’d be cool with dozens of cars parking on their grass?
Post # 11
Seems like you really want to do it there so I say ask. If you are uncomfortable knocking or think it might catch them off guard you could write a letter tell them about your self and ask and put your contact info? Maybe reading it will allow them a chance to think about it?
Post # 12
I think it’s WAY too much to ask.
Post # 13
@UpstateCait: maybe for the right price 😉
Post # 14
Having a wedding at a private residence is a huge undertaking. The bathroom situation alone was enough to scare me off of it. Most residential septic systems can not handle the waste load of a wedding-sized party. Things get dicey fast in that respect!
Post # 15
I’m gonna go ahead and vote don’t do it on this one. Sorry OP but if that happened to me I don’t know if I’d even know how to respond normally. I think it’s very weird.
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Nah just plan it all, send out the invitations, and show up in their yard the day of in your wedding dress. j/k
If you think it’s worth asking for then do it but if I were the neighbor and I didn’t know you I would be a bit weirded out by it.