(Closed) Venue having two weddings on same day, mine will be the smaller wedding

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just because someone has a bigger wedding, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be more amazing than yours.

I had a big wedding and I wish I didn’t.  I didn’t even get to talk to most of my guests for more than 10 seconds.  My guests did have a blast, but I didn’t.  I wish I had something more intimate.  And at our reception venue, we were the “biggest” wedding, but I really envied those that had the smaller more intimate receptions.

Bigger isn’t always better.

Post # 4
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s so easy to drive yourself crazy (I’m guilty of it too!) by comparing your wedding to other weddings – thanks internet.  

On the day of, you probably won’t even notice the other wedding; you will be so wrapped up in your day and your celebration.  If the venue is used to multiple weddings in one day, I bet they have a way of keeping the parties separate as well; you can always ask them!  Just ask for reassurance that you won’t be fighting for photo space, that the guests will easily find their ways from point A to B without being confused by the other wedding, etc. I’m sure they will be able to calm some of your fears.

And I agree with the PP – bigger isn’t always better. I was railroaded during the guest list process and I’m dreading having to talk to people I don’t even know on my wedding day.

Post # 5
4998 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What’s the big deal? My venue has two rooms too, one holds 300 the other holds 120, and I have the smaller. They have another wedding that night but they make sure the brides never see each other. You probably won’t even notice.

Post # 6
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

There is another wedding happening on my day too, their reception is in the next room – as in we share a bathroom. I probably won’t see the other bride but who knows.

I did worry a bit that people from that wedding will be peeking in at mine (also a smaller room than the one next door) but I can’t worry about stuff I can’t control. Maybe I will see her and get a photo with her for fun 🙂

You can’t worry about guests seeing the other party and thinking it looks better. Yours is better because all your guests have a connection to you.

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