(Closed) Venue Remourse

posted 9 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Can you do something else with the stage? Is it big enough to be your dance floor? Is it too elevated to have the tables for the bridal party up there? Could you make it a lounge area for people who want to chill out and watch the "action" down below?

I don’t have so much remorse about the actual venue, but I sometimes wish we’d chosen a different city to have the wedding in. I’m from one place, Dear Fiance is from another, we live in a third … and now our location is not local to anyone. Maybe it would have been better to play favorites so that at least one group of family/friends would have an easy time coming. 

Post # 4
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2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had major venue remorse because I picked my venue without doing much searching.

I think there’s got to be a way to make do!  You can try putting the bridal party/head table on the stage, or put the cake table and gift table up there.  Don’t give up yet, there are lots of ways to layout your venue to make it not look silly or empty. 

Post # 5
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2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Coleyjean- I agree with Mary-Alice and LatteLove, use it to your advantage.

Put the head table/sweetheart table up there.

Put a screen up there and have a slideshow running during the reception.

If you really want to get hi-tech, get a wireless video camera and have it broadcast onto the screen on stage!

Hang a banner of some sort- maybe even one that guests can go up there and sign as a keep sake.

Do your first dance up there.

There are lots of cool stuff you could to with it.

Post # 6
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2641 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with the previous posts.  A stage is kind of unique.  Not everyone has one of those for their reception.  See if you can use it.  And if your Fiance doesn’t want another band, could you use it for a different kind of entertainment?  Or maybe have a super elaborate sweets table, that is unveiled after dinner.  (Ice sculpture, lights… I don’t know how expensive it is.  But it sounds like you’re saving money on music now.)

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