Post # 1
I’m an Australian bee, and I live in a VERY remote town. It has all the basics: supermarkets, a number of schools, some clothes shop, one (very poorly stocked) bridal shop, a hardwear shop.. I haven’t always lived here, FI and I moved here together because of some great opportunities and we’ve settled here, bought a house here, will get married here, it’s our home and we love it.
But LORDY does it make things difficult sometimes.. I rely solely on the Internet for wedding planning and house renovations. It would be to amazing to pop into a whole heap of bridal stores or a new floor shop.. But to that I have to fly or drive 1500+ kilometres..
Sigh. Any other remote bees who can sympathise?
Post # 4
Ah u got it good! Lol i just got placed in rural ireland on placement for school. When i say rural, i mean no cell phone reception or internet providers, closest grocery store is over an hour away. Closest highway is over an hour away… There is nothing. NOTHING! I looked at cottages there to live but i simply couldnt cope with the idea of no internet, or cell phone for a semester so Im living in the nearest town (an hour away if your not stuck behind a slow driver, tractor or horse…) And just drive up. Best. Decision. Ever.
I should add im doing my wedding in Canada in a biggish city, so i Am able to have a selection of nice venues and caterers and my fabulous motheR Is doing most of the leg work, i normally just ok things through skype. I cant imagine planning a wedding here. With nothing.
Post # 5
@Brooke1226: We lived in a properly remote area for like two/three years. No internet, solar power, one school, a church no supermarkets or bridal stores or even a pharmacy. It was like 40 mins over a gravel road to the ‘town that dreaded sundown’ where even the petrol stations would close at 8pm. SHOCKING. We had to move to the city for work and I am glad we are planning our wedding from here – because there are no wedding venues there, no florists, no nothing. I think most people from the area get married elsewhere. I feel for you.
Post # 6
I live in regional Victoria fellow Aussie Bee! Must admit much less rural than yourself, but we dont have a bridal shop at all hahaha. I have to go to Melbourne (or Canberra, made a few trips there as my MOH lives quite close to there) to look at dresses, invites, cakes, shoes, anything! Also, a lack of serious contention for vendors means some pricey items! Im going online for almost everything: dresses, most decorations, inspiration, shoes, etc. etc. I feel your pain!