- 2 months ago
Let me preface this – I am not engaged, merely curious. My boyfriend has mentioned he’d want a small wedding and that he’d even just want a beach/mountain reception and just going out to a restaurant. I’d prefer something ‘more’ BUT I want to also look into the style he mentioned. Who knows, maybe it would turn out that I’d compromise on that in order to have him compromise on something else.
So my question is for those planning or have had receptions at a restaurant. I LOVE natural light and it always seems to produce such lovely photos! If you do a restaurant reception, did you take a lot of pictures there, and did you like how they turned out? I was just in my brother’s wedding (full venue for ceremony and reception) and we were outside FOREVER taking pictures (and it was cold!!) but it’s clear the pictures are going to turn out great. It was a bright and beautiful day, we were able to use various buildings/settings as backdrops, including a little (fake) water tower, since the venue was kind of western/country. It was all lovely! For that ‘main set’ of photos with the wedding party and families and such, did you do it at the ceremony site only? Outside the restaurant somewhere? Inside? And if you did wedding pics mainly at the ceremony site, did you do a cocktail hour or something at the reception to keep guests happy while they waited for you to get there? I always liked the idea of booking ONE venue for both ceremony and reception so I’m trying to better understand the logistics of two.
I’m trying to get a better idea of how people typically plan that. With how expensive photographs seem to be, I’d want to do what I can to guarantee loving the photos. Again though, I’m in no huge rush as I don’t see us getting engaged for at least a few months! I just enjoy researching and learning.