- 6 years ago
As I had mentioned in a previous post, we were having trouble with our previously reserved venue in Narragansett RI. We started looking at another venue, owned by our caterer, in East Greenwich. That turned out to be not so great, and we decided to stick with the original plan. Then, while away on a romantic, NWR weekend on the Cape, we remembered why we’re getting married, and why we’re having a wedding, and our vow to each other since day one: “We will not buy into wedding excess. We will not get sucked in to the wedding machine. We will not go into debt. We will not stop living our life together just to save enough money for what is ultimately just a big party to celebrate our commitment to each other”
So, we found a new reception venue. The owner is super nice, very accomodating, easy to work with, undemanding, flexible, and totally love us! It’s my Dad!! During one frustrating time, I said “Sometimes I don’t even want to do this whole wedding thing, it so crazy. I just want to get married in your yard” I was half joking. Then I called him, and asked for real. But before I did, i rehearsed in my mind how the whole convo was going to go, with me attempting to allay his every fear and concern about logistics and whatnot. Convincing my dad turned out to be not so hard. It went a little something like this: “Hi Dad, i know we had joked about it, but Mr RP and I were wondering if we really could have our wedding in your backyard?” and he said, “Sure, i don’t see why not”. HA! Awesome, and so it began.
Next we had to secure tent/tables/chairs/etc, check with all our vendors, manage the new issues with logistics, guest list shrinkage, hotel blocks, rework invites and other stationary, find a ceremony site, and cancel our original venue.
Now, we can relax (kinda), stop working so much damn overtime, enjoy more time together, do fun things, and save a TON of money! It’s awesome!
Tomorrow I’m having all my BMs over for a girl’s night/info session that I had planned way before any ideas to make changes had been talked about. I can’t wait to share all the great news and changes with them!