(Closed) Reception…Who's right, ME or FI??? POLL

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What would you do?

    Pay the extra cash and call it a day!

    Wing it and save!

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    I wouldn’t enjoy being outside all day in mid October, the weather is unpredictable and could be very chilly. I think if those are your only options, I would spend the extra money!

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    It’s not a matter of who is right or wrong, it depends on your priorities. For me, I’d pay the extra $1000+ but that’s because to me, in the grand scheme of things, it is a very small amount to ensure I am less stressed on the weather situation for the lead up. If money is the biggest concern, then outdoor is fine. You really need to weigh up all the pros and cons. 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I enjoy the cold MUCH more then heat, so I would go with the pavilion if it’s fancy. I’ve seen some that are just sad, rusted, and cobwebbed out and I’d be embarrassed to have a party there. If it’s newer and has a fireplace, you could even roast hot dogs & make smores as a later in the night snack. But I’d for sure tell guests to dress warmer and maybe have blankets on standby. And think of the cool picture you could get! My Fiance and myself are planning on an Oct wedding on a toght budget, but where we live, there’s too much of a possibility of snowfall for the whole shebang to be outside.

     Edit: I also voted wrong, lol. Save at cash for the future! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    gijanedoe:  A lot depends on what time of day is your event is. At 63 degrees the sun will be your bff, but at night that could be pretty chilly if you’re in a cocktail dress. Personally I don’t mess around with climate control, I would hate for guests to depart early in the night because it’s cold, so I’d pay the extra for walls and peace of mind.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    October in MD can be pretty chilly. And by pretty chilly I mean too cold to do without heaters of some sort. I think ladies in dresses will be very, very chilly. Guys will probably be alright. If you do a pavillion, fires are a must and not just one! Space heaters might not be a bad option either. The problem with fires would be the smoke and dirt of moving logs and whatnot may make it unpleasant. But you could do warm cider and smores!

    I would do an enclosed area. Blankets will probably not look very good unless you do it as favors. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Id pay up for my guests’ comfort, it should be a priority. What happens if you do all that work for the wedding and it’s cold and/or stormy? No one will enjoy themselves.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Will you have many elderly? The cold could make their arthritis flair up, I’m sure he would want grandma in pain. I can’t do the cold so I would have to leave early. especially since I would also be in severe pain. He should know if others are uncomfortable they might not stay long. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee

    I dont consider 63 to be all that cold, and its pretty early in the day, so I’d probably do the outdoor space with the fireplace and maybe rent some patio heaters (if the park allows it) just for some extra warmth. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    Since you’re having it during the day, the temperature shouldn’t be too bad. Fall weather can be lovely although you never know what it’s going to be until the actual day. Both options sound very nice. It depends on the formality of the occassion. An all outdoor wedding seems likely more casual than one with an indoor component. If you are keen on a low cost wedding, I’d have no problem with the outdoor pavilion. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

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    gijanedoe:  We were originally going to have an outdoor wedding in November but i worried about our guests being cold and being a cold natured person, I didn’t want to make anyone else freeze so we ended up paying for a more expensive venue so it could be inside.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    gijanedoe:  I don’t think 63 is cold at all – it’s only 9 degrees from the “ideal” temperature for many of 72 degrees. I think you’d be completely fine as long as you specified that your wedding is fall casual or something so that people can wear long sleeves and boots. If you want formal attire, though, outdoors isn’t going to work in case it drops down to the 50s and all the women are wearing dresses. But I’d save the money and encourage people to dress warmly. Then I’d book one with a fireplace and roast marshmallows!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee

    I can see my fiancé having the same view as your fiance’s, and offering the same solutions (blankets/fireplace/dress warm.) I would totally veto the pavilion because I’d be embarrassed to tell my guests to dress warm and use a blanket. And I’m having a really informal wedding, so my standards are pretty low! Offering a comfortable space is just a basic rule of having a party. If I didn’t want to pay the money, I’d either move the wedding up to a warmer month, find a different venue, or have the reception last no longer than like, an hour. 

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