(Closed) Vote! Reception Advice – Which One – $$ Issue?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Option 1 or 2?
    More expensive, but nicer venue ($5-$10 K more expensive) : (22 votes)
    44 %
    Less expensive, but less nice venue ($5-10 K less expensive) : (28 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 18
    Member
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    I picked the more expensive one, because it sounds like that’s what you really, truely want. You only get married once, and if it’s important to you, then it’ll be worth it in the long run.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    For me venue and good food were top priority. We are spending more than we initially wanted to, but our venue is beautiful and my ideal wedding location. We also know that our caterer will be provide great food and service.

    I would seriously consider what you will get at each place. The first option might really be worth the money.

    Post # 20
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hi wsparkles! Well, I’m not from PA and I’ve never seen either place in person, but I googled them and they BOTH look gorgeous. So my vote would be for the second (less expensive) venue. $8K is a big difference and to me, the first place was not THAT much prettier (from the little I saw on their websites). Plus, in the end, you may appreciate being able to pick your caterer. What if you didn’t love Jeffrey Miller anyway? I would spend some of the money you save towards getting an AWESOME photographer…and maybe the honeymoon!

    Post # 22
    Member
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee

    Given everything you’ve posted I’d go with Venue #2 – but you have to remember this is coming from someone who is all about budget for her wedding.

    Post # 23
    Member
    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Venue was really high on our list, so we were willing to spend the extra money.  I felt that the location and food can really set the feel for the night.  I would consider cutting costs elsewhere where it won’t be noticed as much. (favors, invitations, rehearsal dinner, etc)

    Post # 24
    Member
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I noticed you spoke more of the things you like about the first one….how it was “middle of nature, rustic, and the exact type of venue we love”…..The second one all you could say is how many people it would fit, how there was consutruction next door (even if you can’t see it), and how much cheaper it was.  If money is not an issue, then it sounds like you prefer #1…but thats just limited opinion based on an online blog 🙂

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