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My venue is booked but it’s more of a reception venue, but I was thinking I would make it a one room wedding (ceremony and reception in the same room) or do I want to go ahead and book my grandmothers church for the ceremony. I guess with the shred venue I was looking to cut decor cost, entertainment cost, venue cost, as well as transportation fees. There are also other rooms available at my venue that I could rent too I guess. But I’m leaning towards just doing the one room wedding. Did anyone else do this? I saw a while back BarbieStylez did the one room wedding thing. Any tips on how to execute this?
This topic was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by msbuddafly.
Post # 2
I am. Our ceremony will be on one side and the reception is the other side. Venue will flip it for us.
Post # 3
msbuddafly : There are several ways it can be done. If there is a foyer, hall, room or outdoor space that can be used for a cocktail hour, the staff can flip the room during that time.
If the room is large enough, you can have rows of chairs for the ceremony at one end of the room, and the tables at the other. The ceremony area becomes the dance floor after the chairs are removed.
I have also been to a wedding where the guests sat at their round dining tables to observe the ceremony. It was fine. Some guests simply turned their chairs for the ceremony.
Post # 4
I am! Our ceremony will be on one side of the room with tables set up on the other side. Once the ceremony is over, the venue will move the chairs over to the tables and the ceremony space becomes our dance floor!
Post # 5
We are doing this too!! We rented a loft space for this reason. I’m really excited about a one room wedding
Post # 6
julies1949 : +1 lots of great ideas! Just don’t make your guests do the flipping and you’ll be fine.
Post # 7
- Wedding: Los Coyotes Country Club
I’ve heard of a wedding that actually took place during dinner. I’m not sure how it worked or even if you’d like that, just throwing it out there. Also I went to a wedding in the same space set like pp stated but I remember being bored for what seemed like a longer time since we didn’t drive or even walk very far to the next space.
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback!
LAlovergirl : That’s one of the things I’m concerned about, I don’t want our guest to be bored.
So because I plan to have dinner tables set up the way my inspiration photo is set, there will be no real transitioning period. Ladies, in this situation what would you have liked to happen during that time you would normally transition to the reception location?
Post # 9
I attended a wedding like the one julies1949 mentioned where we sat at our tables to observe the ceremony. I really liked it! We had cocktails, observed the ceremony, and almost immediately after dinner was served.
Post # 10
Like PP i attended a wedding where we just sat at the dinner table during the ceremony. There was no need for a change of arrangement.
That was actually a surprise wedding. We were invited for an engagement party and we realizec midway that it’s an actual wedding ceremony.