- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
So our wedding isn’t for a while, but we have been discussing the reception location. Or rather, type. We live in a small town and the halls are rather ugly (rectangle boxes, I loathe them) and we’re both nature people. So I thought I had a brilliant idea to host the reception at a RV camp ground by the lake. It would be great because for a very low price, we could lock down a small RV site (it’s in September, so they wouldn’t be getting much business anyway). The picnic tables could be re-arranged for the guests and decked up, we could have bonfires, it’s fully outfitted with washrooms, etc. It would be beautiful, natural, and fun. According to me.
He thinks a hall would be best. Mostly for reasons of convenience. I could understand that entirely if we were having a large wedding, but it’s small (50 people) and I know the guests wouldn’t have a problem with the outdoors (I would, of course, discuss this with them).
So my questions revolve around a few things: (1) am I first and foremost out to left field with this idea? Is it bad? (2) I want to respect his wishes, but I have very, very few things that I am firm on about the wedding (I am firm about it being low budget, I am firm on being the one to decide on my side of the aesthetics [i.e., my dress, my bouquet, etc.]), so I really don’t want to give up on this one. And (3) if it is not unreasonable to pursue this matter, how do I go about trying resolve it so we’re both happy (I will not coerce him, but… ugh)?
For you bees who have had similar problems, what did you do? Edit: I am fully planning to discuss the matter, but is there anything you guys did specifically that helped resolving the matter.
I just find it so odd because we’re fine with, and even want, something unconventional. I think a bonfire reception would be nice and fit that bill, so I don’t get the resistance? Our friends and family are certainly the kind of people who would enjoy it.