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Karen
Just Said Yes October 2022

Trying to decide between 2 vendors!

Karen, on March 15, 2021 at 8:54 AM Posted in Planning 0 10
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Hello all! I am new to WW and have been stressing the past few days over choosing a venue.


We have 2 to choose from - Venue #1 is local to us (and very close for most guests), near the water and the beach, which is where we want to take pictures. We have been to many weddings here - a close friend of mine works here and has also given us an amazing deal for a Saturday wedding. The main thing that keep sticking out to me is that many of my friends have gotten married here - they would not care if I also got married here, but it just feels like the same thing. However, it has always been an amazing time, food is great and my friend will also probably throw in a few extra things for us.


Venue #2 is about 50 minutes away on a golf course, so would also be further for most of our guests, and we would not be able to take pictures on the beach. We have never been to a wedding here before. The place is also beautiful and has great ratings. However, prices are super expensive, so would need to get married on a Friday, which ideally we would not prefer.


I'm having such a tough time - I keep going back and forth - I have a hold on 10/1/2022 for Venue #1 because there are only 2 Saturday's left, so need to make a decision by this upcoming Saturday. I know if we do it at Venue #1 we can make it our own and of course decorate the room differently. I think we'd maybe even save some money and be able to get a band vs. DJ.


Any opinions are welcome!!

Thank you!

Karen

10 Comments

Latest activity by Alli, on March 15, 2021 at 7:42 PM
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    Savvy June 2021
    Annie ·
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    It seems like #1 is the best choice. Who cares if others have gotten married there? You will make it your own
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    I agree with Annie about venue #1. If you're worried about the travel time let me tell you my venue is like 40 minutes from me but upwards of an hour from my guests. Those who want to travel to be there will be there. Don't let the distance sway your opinion.

    Weigh the pros and cons, talk to your fiancé. I would say the first one though since you want a Saturday wedding.

    Best of luck!

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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    Right off the bat, I would definitely say Venue 1!
    Keep in mind you will be decorating it the way you want it to be and serving the food you want and having the itinerary the way you want it to be etc. I think it’s the safest way to go personally. Please keep in mind to, with some of these other expensive venues, they don’t show you certain prices until after you sign the contract like for example how much they charge for decor if they do their own decor, or things that they can or can’t do that may have been forgotten to get discussed before he signed the contract. I think in order to ensure that your wedding is a great day, go with the place that you know you’re going to be happy with and that you already love. I also think it’s going to be a great memory for your couples that have had weddings there. It’s gonna be that much more romantic!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I totally agree! Your decor, food/drinks, and events will be unique to you. It seems to offer everything you want and a better deal helps too!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    #1 sounds like the best choice

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    Liz ·
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    Sounds to me like the only thing causing you to hesitate about venue #1 is that lots of your friends have also been married there. As others have said, you can absolutely make your day your own, even if it’s a venue others have used. And if it is a better financial deal than the alternative, you’ll have more flexibility to put that personal stamp on the day. Venue #2 sounds somewhat sub-optimal for you and less convenient for your guests ( in terms of both travel time and being on a Friday).

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    Devoted August 2023
    Hhh ·
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    Having a friend at #1 to ensure you get straightforward answers and pricing is also so helpful! Vendors that are particularly motivated to ensure you have a great day is worth a lot - I would definitely go with #1. Your guests, vibe and decor will make it your own.
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  • Evelynn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Evelynn ·
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    I completely understand not wanting to have a wedding at venue #1. But it seems like venue two is working against you in every aspect. I would definitely choose the first venue. You’ll save $ because of your friend & that’ll be the best thing ultimately, because wedding planning adds UP!
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  • Tatyanna
    Savvy November 2022
    Tatyanna ·
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    I think #1 is the way to go! Each wedding is unique even if it is at a venue many others got married at. Just means its a good venue for ya!! Save money and make it how you want! ❣🥰
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    Super September 2020
    Alli ·
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    #1 sounds like the better option... but that’s if you and husband can get over the fact that others have been married there.
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