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All-inclusive venue or pick your own vendors?

Lynnie, on 27/May/2019 at 09:05 Posted in Beauty

Would you rather book an all-inclusive venue where everything is taken care of, or have the ability to pick your own vendors but spend more time vendor-searching? Which would you rather?



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  • Jasmin
    Curious September 2020 Ontario
    Jasmin ·
    If for the sake of my sanity, I would go for all-inclusive. For the sake of having a unique wedding at a venue that just screams “us”, I’m going through so many vendors, crunching numbers, pulling my hair out etc.! But it’s best to come out with what you and your future spouse sees as priority. For us, it was a unique venue and a dance floor!
  • BunnyBride
    Devoted August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·

    Pick my own. We're not doing a lot of the stuff you would find in an all inclusive - dry wedding, not doing a dance but video and board games for entertainment, etc.

  • Mikaela
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
    Mikaela ·
    All inclusive! FH's dad went totally all inclusive as they just got married in March in Punta Cana and they literally just gave the hotel the budget and told the hotel to spend it where they thought would be best because they didn't want to be stressed with any planning or if something didn't go quite according to plan then they wouldn't really know or stress since they wouldn't know what the plan was supposed to be.. they literally just told them to tell them when and where to show up and make sure the food was good. The wedding was fabulous, no one was stressed (even when the power went out across the entire hotel for like 10 minutes during the dinner, everyone just laughed and made jokes).

    Now I'm jealous I didn't do it that way and just saved myself all the hassle of planning and stressing!
  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
    Nelly ·
    Pick my own vendors
  • Jenna
    Frequent user September 2020 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
    Pick my own vendors!
  • Becky
    Featured September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·

    All inclusive- but would want to see and meet them all before deciding this.

  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·

    All inclusive!! Mine is pretty inclusive, and I love that. We get the venue, event coordinator, food, set up and accommodation. It's a pretty sweet deal.

  • Madisyn
    Devoted April 2020 Ontario
    Madisyn ·
    All inclusive! So much less stress, and I'm happy to leave it to seasoned professionals.
  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
    We got an almost all inclusive and having done it again, I would’ve put the work in and spent less by doing a venue I can bring booze in and pick caterers
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
    All inclusive. Ours was almost just had to hire photographers and DJ (although we didn’t). Oh, and officiant!
  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
    Mandy ·
    Pick my own vendors.
  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
    Pick my own. There were a few vendors we interviewed that we did not click with at all and if they were included with the venue and unchangeable we would have been stressed
  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca Online ·

    Pick my own vendors for sure

  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
    Pick my own, which is what we have!
  • Amelia
    Featured September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·

    All inclusive! I trust our venue coordinator's judgement completely and we've picked a couple of their preferred vendors anyway.

  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·

    I would stick to finding my own vendors rather than trusting the venue. I did that exactly and was happy with all except for 1.

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