Post # 1
My Mum was over today, we had a really nice day until she decided to bring up the wedding. I’m currently trying to decide if we really need to hire cars when we could just borrow a friends.
Mum really thinks I should hire cars and says:’I don’t know why you have spent so much money on a reception venue and you dont want nice cars’
I reply: ‘Everyone will see the venue and love it but they won’t see what car I arrive in so it doesnt matter’
Mum: ‘I don’t theink people will go wow when they see it’
Me: ‘What? Why?’
Mum: ‘Because I didnt, I like it inside but dont particularly like it form the outside’
End of conversation, she has left now to pick up her OH before we all get chinese, leaving me to think about what she has just said!!!
I LOVE our reception venue, hence why I spent so much money on it and part of the reson I love it is because I thought all my guests would really go ‘wow’ when they drive up to it.
Now Im having second thoughts, I do still love it but im wondering if it will have the wow effect I was looking for.
Mum also said that maybe it was because she had seen it so much online that she didnt go ‘wow’ but my guests can see photos online on our website and the venues website if they wish
Here are some picture of the venue:
What do you think? am I expecting too much to want my guests to think wow like I did?
Has anyone faced a similar problem?
Post # 3
How is that not “wow”?! Is your mom nuts?! That’s amazing!!!!! My mom didn’t love the idea of us getting married outside. Once she actually got to the wedding and saw everything put together she loved it, but up until that point she really would have rather us gotten married in a hotel or at a golf club. Good thing it wasn’t her wedding 😉
Post # 4
That definitely says “WOW” to me.
Post # 5
Thanks, Im glad im not the only one who hasnt had their mum on side.
She is a little nuts at times! haha.
Post # 6
Lets hope my guests see it that way!
Post # 7
Uhhh… WOW!!! WOULD LOVE to have my wedding there!!!!!
My mom is gonna bitch and complain because mine/ours is higher up the mountains and she has a fear of hights. AND to make it even better, THERE IS NO DROP SHE CAN SEE!!!!! (unless she stands on the back of a porch and looks down….but that’s because it’s on the side of a hill, lol).
Post # 8
Um, how is that not WOW??? I am jealous of your venue!
Post # 9
Thanks ladies, made me feel loads better
Post # 10
Are you kidding me? That’s your actual reception site? Looks like something from a movie.
Post # 11
See now thats what I thought when I first saw it, thats what I still think, which is why I think I was so shocked that my mum didnt feel the same.
I guess I wanted her to like it as much as me but hey ho, if only a handful of my guests see it the way I do then that would be great!
I love it regardless
Post # 12
Just remember that moms don’t spend all their time on Weddingbee! She was probably picturing a typical wedding in a hotel ballroom. Weddings are so creative these days and I’m happy that people can pretty much do as they please.
Our reception is in a vineyard tent and my parents still look like this about it : o_O
Edit: oops, forgot to add my own reaction to your venue. UH. WOW.
Post # 13
OMG, I think your venue is GORGEOUS! I’m positive everyone will be awed by it.
Post # 14
@bakerella: Similar thing happened with my mom and our location (on the pier.) She thought I was slightly nuts. But now she brags about what a cool wedding we had. 🙂
@roberts2b: Your venue is stunning!! Sometimes I think moms (and others) just get frustrated when we don’t want to do the traditional thing that they’re expecting of us. I’m sure she’ll be blown away when everything comes together.
Post # 15
Thanks, thats a good point. Ithink she feels im batting above my station having my reception in a place like that, My family normally have their receptions in a social club so I think she feels im trying to out do what everyone else has. Thats not true at all, I just love the idea of the fort, and she hasnt said that but thats all I can think it could be. Fingers crossed she will like it on the day.
Thank you, I hope so
Yeah I thinks thats it, I guess i just wanted her to love it like I do, but maybe I will have to wait until the day for that to happen!
Post # 16
Your wedding pictures are going to be STUNNING!