(Closed) Masters of Reception

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve tried the last 2 weeks to get into this show, but I honestly don’t find the guys to be that personable or even interesting.

I really, really want to like this show… maybe next week I’ll force myself to watch it from beginning to end without leaving the couch lol.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I feel like it’s fake – i caught a few moments of it and got that impression, and changed the channel.. What do you think?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I watched it too Kate and also cringed.  First time watching.  Their food seems to be good, but the inside of the venue was a bit typical.  Nothing extraordinary.  Nice venue, but seems like a wedding factory. 

I was so amazed at the way the bride cut 1/2 her guest list.

What I would take away and what I DID learn from the show is to never underestimate the importance of having a rainy day plan if your ceremony is outside!!!

Heck.  He should have encouraged both brides to co=op the tent idea and split the cost for the tent.  But then again, if the venue is used to having such rainy weather, they should HAVE a tent for such issues that arise.  That would be professional imho. 

You gotta plan right!    

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I couldn’t believe that someone would cut their guest list tihs close to the wedding!  You know, that’s my one observation about the show–they always make everything seem like it’s last minute.  I have a hard time believing that a professional venue would wait so long to finalize last minute details. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also found it odd that they had one of their staff members work along with the cigar roller to roll the cigars at the second reception.  Hello?  He’s NOT a cigar maker by profession.  Just kinda fake it till you make it for them I guess?

I like detail.  The food looked pretty good, but the rest of the receptions seemed..somewhat dull with regards to decor and originality.  Where the heck is David Tutera when a bride needs him???  He needs to pay them a visit!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

I absorb wedding shows like it’s nobody’s business, and I’m very “meh” about this show. It doesn’t feel since or very personal. Or if there are a lot of personal details to everything the brides are planning, they’re not showing any of it (and again, I know it’s more looking at the catering side of things, not the planning, but still).

The grounds look gorgeous, but it seems like for both episodes so far, it has rained. Makes you wonder how much they are marketing their space because of the beautiful grounds, selling brides on it, and then making last minute changes when it inevitably rains (like last weeks episode – they showed the bride the little chapel that was to be her backup plan, and she obviously wasn’t very pleased. Why wouldn’t they have shown that to her when she first look at the venue? That may have swayed her decision, who knows?)

I actually went to their web site this morning (I was curious!)…and was rather confused. They show the different sites they have, they have different links for galas, bar mitzvahs, etc, but no link with specific details about having your wedding there. They also didn’t have any specific information about the family who runs all of it – what their story is, how long they’ve been doing this, etc.

Ah well. Each and every day I’m thankful for the venue I found and how personal my experience has been there thus far! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree Stiletto! It doesn’t seem personal.  Seems somewhat cookie cutter to me.  I hope I don’t offend anybody.  It has it’s very good points (lovely local) but the lack of detail is what I notice.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I dispise places that are wedding factories.  I mean, yes, the service may be great, but in the end, you’re just another bride willing to fork up the money.

When I have my own wedding boutique I will of course have package weddings available for those brides looking to not think and just do a cookie cutter wedding, but I will discourage it.  I want to make it personal and put attention to detail.  You can just tell when things aren’t genuine, and of all things, a wedding needs to be genuine.

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