- 4 years ago
I’ve been doing some searching and finding a lot of “is my dress too fancy for my venue” questions, and finding I’m in the complete opposite boat!
Is it possible to have a venue that is TOO fancy for your guests?
Fiance and I live in the city, and things are expensive here, ESPECIALLY if we want a venue that has some sort of character to it and not just another banquet hall. I have discovered a beautiful hotel in the centre of the city that has a ballroom that is exactly what I am looking for:
Because OH MY GOD look at the crown moulding.
The issue is that this is a VERY Expensive hotel: The cheapest room you can get is $190 a night. It is exclusive valet parking, and costs $40 a car which is staggeringly high. I feel to pull this off I would have to find OTHER accomodations and parking options.. because.. woah.
This venue, being right down town and accessible by all transit has hosted a ton of celebrity events and weddings. Visually the room is exactly what I want for my theme, and from what I have experienced so far, with the limited interactions I have had with them, their service has been excellent and completely on point. I am SO interested.
However. Fiance says that some of our guests and family might feel completely out of place and that this luxury hotel is too fancy for them. We are torn on this subject: I work in the luxury goods industry and am a total city slicker. For ME there is no such thing as “too opulent”. Fiance is a small-town country boy who enjoys the simple life and says we could make guests feel uncomfortable if they walk into an upscale place and feel under dressed. I say that even if the venue is ritzy, sometimes it’s fun to feel like a regular person and crash the fancy party. Getting invited somewhere posh is a treat for me, but uncomfortable for him.
I wanted to put it to you bees for thoughts, I know we come from all kinds of backgrounds and walks of life.
Would you be made uncomfortable to be invited to a wedding in a fancy place? I am NOT asking my guests to dress up in a way that they are not comfortable with, but often the venue sets the tone for the event. Can a wedding be too fancy? I have done work for WedLuxe and other wedding publications before, so I am beginning to think my vision of the wedding industry has become a little skewed away from “Real life”.
All opinions welcome! Thanks bees!