(Closed) Need HELP from creative bees!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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5400 posts
Bee Keeper

Well I don’t think anyone can tell you what you should do, but I just want to say that you can absolutely have a traditional wedding without caring about seating charts and stuff. You can have a very low key reception. You will have to pick your food, cake, dress, etc but you don’t have to go crazy! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would try to find a banquet facility or something to that idea that would basically provide you with everything and has a list of reputable vendors that they go with.  keeping it small will keep it easy on you.  By going with their vendors, they will know the dimensions of the room and the facility looks.  If they are always doing flowers for centerpieces and decor at that certain location, all you have to do is tell them your colors and size and they should be able to give you examples.  Also if the facility gives you everything then it makes it much easier.  Table linens, etc all included make life so much easier.  Also it’s a lot easier than i thought to put together a table chart, but you dont need to go crazy with this.  If you want to do something simple just list tables and those that are sitting at it.  I wouldn’t go crazy with assigned seating.  If you keep it low key and informal, no one will think twice about all of the formalities being absent.  My friend has a JOP ceremony at the courthouse and had a dinner at a local banquet hall.  It was nice and informal.  They got their cake from the grocery store too. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I totally understand you on this one! I have had a really hard time pin pointing what exactly I want. Especially with everyone giving their input. I was also driving Fiance crazy with my indecisiveness. One day, I would LOVE a venue or wedding concept, and then the next day…totally change my mind. I think what helped me a lot is that we finally sat down and wrote out a list of what makes us “us.” We listed all the things that we love, it went something like this:

1. We love each other(of course lol)

2. Family

3. Art/music

4. We love the outdoors(walks in gardens and beaches) 

and so on….it sounds dumb but it really helped me to focus on who we are and what we wanted our wedding to be. So from that list…we are having an “art” themed wedding. My Fiance proposed in an art gallery so this was very fitting). i was able to find a venue(actually the muti-cultural/center in my neighborhood) that has an art gallery inside. We will be married in the venue’s botanical gardens and the cocktail hour/reception will be in the art gallery. I don’t know what your budget is but this venue was fairly inexpensive in comparison to the country clubs in my area(and I didn’t even want a country club wedding!)…$2000 including a lot of the things that I would need to rent separately if I went with some of the other venues…so think outside the box! And figure out what works for you guys…this is a special day that will reflect you. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Focus on the details that matter to you- the ceremony. Keep your reception as simple as possible. BBQ in someone’s backyard? Brunch? Cake and punch reception? Picnic in the park? Vineyard?

Are there any locations in your town that mean something to you and FI? Darling Husband and I got married and had our reception at any industrial museum…VERY Baltimore, VERY much fit our personalities.

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