(Closed) Reception Debate

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Depends on a couple of things….is it normal in your area to drive 30- 45 min to an event?  If so, then just have it in the place you like best.  If your guests are balking at having to drive 30 min to your ceremony, then I would have it back in your hometown.  Also, what about your guests drinking at the reception?  Are you concerned about them driving home afterwards?  If you have it in-town, can you arrange a group bus or are there at least taxi’s if needed? 

Post # 4
254 posts
Helper bee

I dreamed of an outdoor wedding my whole life.  I knew for sure it was what I wanted, but when I was actually engaged I luckily realized very quickly that having an outdoor wedding would turn me into a stressed out nut job.  I literally would be watching the weather every minute for weeks leading up to the wedding and would likely have an ulcer by the time it was all said and done. I know how worked up I get when they are predicting rain the night before a big ride I’ve been training my but off for goes  – and thats peanuts compared to my wedding 🙂 

I would say – if you are a more laid back type (and not getting married in April) it could work otherwise save the stress for all the other stuff that hits you leading up to a wedding.

Post # 5
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m a tad confused.

Are you debating between having an outdoor reception AT you ceremony location vs having a reception elsewhere with an indoor backup?

We started venue searching with the intention of a outdoor reception. But towards the end we leaned more towards indoor reception. Logistically it’s A LOT easier! 🙂

Post # 6
254 posts
Helper bee

oops, I did miss read that I apologize! So you are having outdoor ceramony and are debating a reception place?  Surely a reception could work as a back up ceramony location right? I would absolutley have an indoor reception planned or at least a really good tent or something.

Post # 7
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me I would rather drive longer to the ceremony and be closer to home for the reception.  At the end of the night, that’s a better option for me.  So I would choose the in town indoor site.

You may be able to use that location for a ceremony back up as well if needed.

Good luck!

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