Post # 47
Being of a “certain age”, I have to say that… I get it.
Indeed very Ernest Hemingway-ish… and also made me think of Mad Men a bit in terms of 1960s decor
Question… How old are your Guests?
That will IMO make a BIG difference as well. Anyone who was born in the 50s or 60s, has seen this stuff many times before… Books, Tv, Magazine etc (and a good lot of us knew families / have visited places like this before in real life during the 1960s and 1970s)
The idea of “animals having feelings & being our friends” began with Disney in earnest since the late 1960s, so anyone who is 35 or under, is probably going to have major issues with this venue (in their 20s and you’ll have a lot of Vegetarians who will no doubt freak)
Hope this helps,
Post # 48
Op– just know your crowd. Only you and your Fiance will know how people will react to this. My family/friends wouldn’t blink an eye, but they’re all hunters and older. Most of my DH’s friends also hunt– so we have venison very regularly, duck, and other sorts of game.
Post # 49
The idea of animals being our friends certainly did not begin with Disney. My grandparents were born before the Disney films came out and both of them recalled having loveable pets from their childhood. My grandmother grew up on a farm, yet they were not hunting people, and it’s not just people in their 20s and vegetarians who don’t like this kind of thing.
Post # 50
@This Time Round: Holy baseless generalizations batman!!
Post # 51
i wouldnt want to attend to a reception full of dead animal’s heads… sorry
i mean is cool… to see in pictures, but im really against hunting just for the fun of it.
Post # 52
@Mrs_Amanda: & @mandypop:
Thank you for taking my whole post out of context…
I did not say that others PRIOR to Disney didn’t have these ideas about Animals having feelings… I said that it BEGAN IN ERNEST with Disney (ie the portrayal in films, tv, media etc). That is factual.
And of course people have had PETS for eons… at least back to the Egyptians. But that isn’t the same as giving a human characteristics to say Baloo the Bear from Jungle Book
Also, not JUST people in their 20s are Vegetarians (as you said). I said, that if there are people in their 20s invited, then there would naturally be a higher percentage of vegetarians in the younger age group (also factual)
Post # 53
I do not eat meat so I wouldnt be comfortable there. Honesty I would leave as soon as I arrived.
Post # 54
@This Time Round: I did not take your posts out of context at all, if anything I was in agreement with your post! I voted that if done right and knowing ones crowd… it could be a lovely wedding.
Post # 55
@This Time Round: I think a major factor in whether this stuff is acceptable or not can be the area in which you either grew up in or live at now. Ok some people from those particular areas don’t like it, that’s true, but if I lived in say Alaska I would expect places like this to be in existence. I am from a small town where this stuff isn’t on display much in public. I can think of only two buildings in my hometown that have taxidermy, one of which is my wedding reception, but it’s only three small heads and I’m having my brother cover them so they are not on view. I have a phobia of taxidermy that started as far back as I can remember, and although I know they are there, they are all contained on one plaque and it’s in the front hall so once I’m past it I’m ok. I’ve been in the building before so I know I am ok with it. If it was in every room and wall to wall I would go into panic mode. I can’t describe the feeling but it’s horrible and I have no idea how the phobia started or why. But then I can only account for myself and say that my phobia certainly didn’t start because of Disney. My phobia is just one of many many reasons as to why pepole hate it.
Post # 56
TO – Mrs_Amanda: Apologies…
Not sure what happened there, I originally was pretty sure that I linked the second name as mandypop:
(remark about generalizations… Although I clearly do believe that the difference is a “generation gap” more than anything else)
So YES, you and I do agree.
TO – Irish-bride Well said. You and I also seem to be in agreement for the most part…
Post # 57
@BlondeMissMolly: Regardless of why they may be considered as such, they are a part of history.
Post # 58
Frankly, I’d never go to a wedding at a place like that. Or go to any kind of party at a place like that.
Post # 59
That’s too much dead animal for me for a romantic occasion.
Post # 60
I think regardless of whether you are ok with hunting, or animal carcasses, this may be a pretty distracting venue, in my opinion. You want people to focus on your love, and commitment, and the exciting new future you are building with one another, and I think the large numbers of deceased “guests” may put a damper on the romance and excitement. But of course, to each his own, and it certainly is unique!
Post # 61
TO – Juliepants: for whatever reason (phrasing?), your reply # 58 made me chuckle.