- 7 years ago
I have been having some serious difficulties deciding on a venue for our reception, even what country we should get married in even! 🙁 We have booked a church and reception venue in Norway. It’s very pretty, here is a pic of the church in Norway:
It doesn’t look like much, but we were there and it is amazing! It is, the pictures doesn’t do it much justice to be honest. But we are not very religious, and the priest is of course mandatory in the church wedding, and it’s not very important to us, nor to our family/friends if we choose a church, all though some might, considering it might be in Ireland instead of Norway.. I myself am from Sweden. I do not have pictures of the receptionvenue in Norway, I have not even been there yet. My Boyfriend or Best Friend booked it through his dad, cause in the city where we are getting married, are not alot of choices when it comes to venues (only three), and not the personal, intimate ones, more the regular, unpersonal.. (I don’t wanna hurt anybody with this, but it’s true!). It was a request of my Boyfriend or Best Friend to get married in that church if we were ever getting married in Norway. But then I showed him a reception venue here in Ireland that I totally fell inlove with. I think he has refrained from the church-wedding aswell, he is still halfhearted, but leaning more on getting hitched where we are now (Ireland). Here are some of the pics on the lovely reception venue I found (Sorry for the huge uploads, could not find any smaller..)
The picture above the conservatory. We were talking about having the weddingceremony here.
Below is one of the bars:
The only thing is. This will mean we would have to postpone the wedding abit, cut down the guestlist from 80 to 50 for the ceremony and reception dinner/dessert and invite the rest of our friends for cupcakes, cocktail drinks (guiness and smithicks by the bar for the lads of course) with snacks and mingling. We do not want a big big wedding with a dance party all night long, my Boyfriend or Best Friend suggested an Irish singer songwriter band to perform through the evening, or more traditional music from Ireland. We met here in Ireland, and it feels totally right for both him and I. We are just scared how his and my family will react, if they might go all no no on this.. Can we actually change venue/country? This would also mean, we would have to postpone the wedding ceremony at least 6-7 months if we are lucky to save up more money, but in this way, we save on not paying for the church, all small costs, decorations.. etc etc… We have not paid any deposits yet, so no loss on money. But I think BF’s dad might get pissed/sad/disappointed if we decide on not getting married in Norway, since he helped us with booking the venue that is kinda sought after in Norway, and we really don’t want issues with making alot of the bigger arrangements such as dinner etc etc. ourselves. With the pretty wedding venue it costs more but it’s like a package deal, we just need to show up for the big day basically, and I can still do my DIY projects. Please let me know what you think? I really need help, cause I am so not wanting to get married in a church because I am not religious, but out of respect for my bf, I would consider it but without hurting people with what we choose to decide if we decide to get married in that beautiful conservatory instead! 🙁 I am going crazy right now..