Post # 1
So far, the only reception site I’ve seen that I’ve liked and may be in our budget I think is where my fiance’s cousin had her reception a couple years ago.
Is this a big no-no? I don’t want her to feel like we’re “copying” her if we choose that place.
Post # 3
Dont you even worry about it! Your wedding will be completly different than hers. Just dont pick the same decor or color combos as her. There are only so many venues in a given area so you are bound to run in to others that have had there wedding where you will.
Post # 4
I would be like, “oh my gosh, I totally see why you had your reception at xvenue! they were amazing when we talked to them, and their prices are great. We might very well end up there too!” and see how she responds. Hopefully she won’t mind. 🙂
Post # 5
Hmm I’m having same thoughts… I love the venue my So’s cousin had her wedding at its where we shared our first dance and have pictures taken there, which would be sweet if we had wedding there too, but it would be weird to have “shared” a venue and have similar photos
Post # 6
i dont think it matters. using the same event hall as someone doesnt mean u’ve copied them cos otherwise after a few of ur friends get married you will run out of event halls in your area!
Post # 7
I also really don’t think it matters. Her wedding was her wedding and your wedding is your wedding. If you think she will have a problem with it though, you could let her know that you are considering it because you love it so much. I am sure she won’t mind. Just because someone has their wedding/reception at a certain venue, that doesn’t make it their venue exclusively. Venues would go out of business if that was the case.
Post # 8
It’s been so long, it’s totally fine! 🙂
Post # 9
Even if she had her reception there yesterday it doesn’t mean you can’t have your reception there. If it fits your budget and can fullfill most of your wishes then you should use them. Besides your wedding will be different than hers and so it will have a different look and feel. On the plus side too, you can talk with her and see how she liked working with the venue and if she knows about any hidden fees or policies that can help you out. Good luck!!!!
Post # 10
That’s a long time and if only one person got married at each venue the venue’s wouldn’t make much money 😉
I know it’s different because she is family but really I think she is so far past the wedding now she won’t mind at all but you can always talk to her if you are worried about it!
Post # 11
Our reception venue one of my bridesmaids and groomsmen got married at… I say go for it! 🙂
Post # 12
Our reception will be at the same place that my FI’s cousin had hers. He enjoyed his experience as a guest there, so why not?
Post # 13
My FI’s cousin is getting married after us. Honestly, if she asked if she could have her reception at the same place as mine, I would be so excited! I think everyone should get married at that place I picked because it’s so pretty and affordable. FI and I would be regulars! Okay you get it… Go for it! And if you think it would be a problem, then ask. I doubt your FI’s cousin would have a problem.