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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Are City Weddings Going out of Fashion?

Here's to the Old Dominion!  With the addition of Miss Keswick to this blog, we now have three fabulous ladies getting married in Central Virginia.  

But it got me thinking.  An important reason why I wanted to get married in Charlottesville was because we could do the wedding we wanted to do at a better price.  Both Mr. C-Ville and I have strong connections to DC, New York, and London, and it would have been fun to get married in any of those cities.  However, when we discovered that for the price of Mr. C-Ville's brother's wedding in London we could have the Clifton Inn to ourselves for a couple of days, the decision was clear.  Charlottesville's not exactly a bargain, but your dollar does stretch further there.

Right now, when everyone's trying to get a little more bang for their buck, are city weddings falling out of favor?  Does it make more sense to get married in a small town?  

2 Comments:

Blogger Miss Keswick said...

Here's to Old Dominion indeed! Signor Keswick's family is from central NY, we both went to school at Colgate, my family is from Southwestern Virginia, and now we're in Arlington. Although DC would have been much more convenient for us to play, I was completely against having the wedding in D.C. or a hotel partially because I've worked in hotels and I'm anti having my wedding next to a bar mitvah next to a high school reunion next to another wedding. Also, it would ratchet the cost of EVERYTHING by like 25-50% because space is at a higher premium. Not only are venues hosting weddings, they're hosting galas, fundraisers, auctions, company parties, everything, so they're able to charge higher (not that I'm dissing them for doing so, it's business).

Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Glen Allen said...

To Old Dominion! The popularity of the city wedding is succumbing to the growing trend of the suburban wedding. More and more couples are preferring the look of a mansion-style wedding venue, equipped with gardens and gazebos for lovely outdoor photos. Of course, these will be hard to come by in a city. They are also finding value in the fact that for most suburban or rural venues, their wedding will be the sole event on their big day. No sharing the spotlight, with the 6 other brides down the hall. I know that was a big factor for me. Now, the question: Could this actually be the beginning of a bridal revolution, moving from over-priced city venues in favor of the rural, or is this just a trend, like the throwback cascading bouquets and the currently in fashion '___ & brown' wedding color combinations? Will our grandkids one day look at our suburban, outdoor wedding pics and say, "That had to be 2009, look at the gazebo and those hand-tied bouquets."?

Sunday, September 14, 2008 5:03:00 PM  

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