(Closed) Not a big fan of my reception site…any advice?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m all about going simple and rustic.  Pull that as your theme and it can look really classy.  I think that if you’re trying to pull off a different theme in a place like this, it’ll look out of place.  My orginal idea was to have a beachy wedding.  Our location now is a state park lodge on the edge of a lake (sounds a lot like yours).  Since then, I’ve completely scaled back the beach theme and just moved to highlighting the rustic-ness of the lodge.  I think guests will really think it’s unique.

Post # 5
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

i just had to reply to this post because i’ve been dealing with those same feelings a lot lately – our site has gorgeous views of the city skyline, but it is SMALL for the size of our group and i’m afraid people will complain about it.

fortunately i am less than a month from the wedding, so i’ve been able to tell myself that no matter what people will think, that is our reception site and there is no turning back now! 

but my ‘advice’ to you would be to think about what you would want as a guest – you would want to see a really ridiculously in love bride and groom, eat wonderful food and have fun dancing and celebrating! people will always nit-pick and have things to say, but those are things that will really count.

Post # 6
200 posts
Helper bee

Paper lanterns and fairy lights! Make the place twinkle. I think the lake sounds beautiful. String paper lanterns from the trees and dine outside. ๐Ÿ™‚

Really, I think for most people the great food and dj are the most important thing. I almost never remember the decor of weddings I go to (I couldn’t tell you a single thing about any centerpieces I’ve ever seen except for when they were so tall that I couldn’t comfortably talk across the table!) but I remember the food, the drink and the good time. But different people notice and appreciate different things. (My mother notices the centerpieces and doesn’t notice the food!). Make it about you and the kind of party YOU prefer and let people judge and comment as they will. Don’t stress about it–there is nothing to be done. 

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