(Closed) Same reception site as brother's wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@shrubfish09:  It’s not a big deal. My reception was the same location as my sister’s when she was married in 2011. I was married in 2012. There were some comparisons (mostly made by my sister) but at the end of the day, the wedding was mine and my husband’s. If you’re worried maybe check to see what type of decorations you can do to put your stamp on it. Maybe try draping or a different seasonal theme. It doesn’t matter who had their wedding there first as long as you and your Fiance love it. 

Post # 4
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@shrubfish09:  Not a bid deal at all! If its perfect there is no issue with getting married at the same venue as your borther, plus everyone already knows how to get to it!

Post # 5
22 posts

Coming from a small town too, it’s not that big of a deal. I can’t count the number of times Ive seen the same church, venue, caterer, cake shop, photographer, etc repeated. There’s only so many places to work with and everyone unerstands. 

Post # 6
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I definitely don’t think it’s a big deal at all, but if you’re concerned, you can definitely check with your SIL first. 

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think it’s a big deal. Decorations will completely change the look of the site anyways, so it will look unique regardless.

Post # 8
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

No, I don’t think it matters that much, especially since there’s a 4 year gap in between them!

Post # 9
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Not a problem at all- sounds like a perfect venue, SIL is fine with it, so book it!

I’ve been to two weddings at the same venue within two years- you might want to consider is doing a little different layout, if possible. Meaning- if your brother had cocktail hour in room A, see if yours would work in room B. Even if you can’t…after a year or so, people forget how weddings were.

Post # 10
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@shrubfish09:  Yes, you are “thinking a little too much into this”. . .you can make your wedding different than your brother’s even in the same venue.  I think it’s a nice gesture to ask your brother & SIL but you don’t HAVE to. . .I mean, they don’t own the place do they?

Post # 11
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think that it is a big deal at all. 

1) it is cheaper

2) it is nicer

3) you love it

It shouldn’t matter if you have your SIL blessing or not (i’m not trying to get b****y here at all).  You love the place and that is all that matter.

I don’t get the impression at all that you are doing it to copy her wedding.  It sounds like you believe that it is the best place to have your weddring reception.  I don’t think that you should have to go someone else that you are not in love with and pay more just so you won’t have the reception at the same place as your brothers.

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