Post # 1
Hello Bee’s! We have a venue in mind that has two options for the reception area. It is at a Vineyard, One area is what is commonly used for events which is covered in gravel. We don’t think that space may be big enough for our wedding. The other area is what is usually used for parking, which is just a big open grass field. The grass would be mowed. We will be getting a tent for either site in case it rains. I was stuck on a venue that had cement, but it’s looking like that place will not work for us because events must be over by 10pm and our guests will definitley not want to go home before 10! lol I’m worried about having it in grass, I personally have never been to a wedding on grass and don’t know the pro’s and cons. We will be renting a dance floor. Any info with previous weddings on grass will be helpful! Thanks! Wedding will be April 2017 in California!
Post # 2
If it’s the rocky/road gravel, I’d say no. If it’s the fine/landscaping gravel, like pea gravel, it’s okay. Otherwise, I’d prefer grass. My husband is disabled, so can’t walk on any uneven surfaces, without risk of falling. When he attended an outdoor wedding a few years ago, we asked that his seat be next to a sidewalk.
Post # 3
If you have a dance floor I wouldnt worry about it. I would however warn your guests by word of mouth and on the website to avoid stilettos!
Post # 4
I would pick grass over gravel. Gravel chews up the fabric on your heels. Just ensure that you communicate that it is on grass, so women make appropriate shoe choices- wedges over stilettos.
Post # 5
I say pick grass over gravel. Grass is a little better to stand on and you can’t kick up grass.
Post # 6
beanerchic69: Gravel might be kind of hard to walk on for attendees who are wearing heels.But if I was planning to wear flats, I’d probably go with the gravel. I’ve been to a couple farm weddings and the grass was cut, but not raked. So there were grass clippings all over my shoes when I left.
Post # 7
I don’t wear open toed shoes, but for those who do gravel may make it’s way into shoes. That aside I’d much rather stand on grass than gravel.
Post # 8
Also grass. But I would make a note of it on your website just so people are aware (either way, gravel or grass).
Post # 9
I’d prefer grass. And ITA w/ scissorgirl: –put it on the website so someone like me knows to choose her heels wisely.
Post # 10
I went to a wedding where the cocktail hour / ceremony were on grass. They provided these little plastic heel protecters for high heels, they protect the shoe and help you not sink in the grass, I wore them and they worked really well.
Post # 11
I’d definitely pick grass over gravel. Easier on the feet.
Our at-home reception is going to be on grass. I’ve made that clear on our website and I’m trying to just spread via word of mouth that heels are probably not the best idea.
Post # 12
grass over gravel for sure! ive been to a grass wedding, and honestly they are pretty cool! grael i dont see being comfy if someone wanted to take off their shoes 😉 plus its def hard to walk in when you have little sandals or heels
Post # 13
Both our cocktail hour and reception were set up in areas with grass, and we didn’t have any problems. As long as the field is relatively level I think it will work out fine. We let our guests know through our website and by word of mouth and everyone came with appropriate shoes on. I wore wedge high heels and walked around comfortably all night. The only advice would be to make sure that there is plenty of lighting from the area where the tent is set up back to where people are parked, so that especially older guests can see the ground as they are leaving.
Post # 14
definitely prefer nice flat grass over gravel!
Post # 15
Definitely grass! Just make sure you tell guests either by word of mouth or on the website!