- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
This is my first time on these boards. I’m not sure how everyone elses wedding planning is going but so far mine hasn’t been going the way I thought I would.
I am one of those types of girls that has dreamed about getting married since the day she could play with Barbie Dolls.
Ever since I met my boyfriend 5 years ago, I dreamed about what our wedding would look like, where it would take place and how romantic it would be to share our love in front of family and friends.
When I was 12 my mother passed away. She was my best friend. I knew the day would come when I would be engaged and she would not be here to share this with me.
Here’s the issue so far for why I am so depressed during the engagement period, which should be the happiest time of my life…
My fiancee and I thought we had an amazing Idea, to rent out a campground for an entire weekend (cabin camping) and have our wedding like a mini destination one.
Well… Me being the complete dreamer I am went researching all these campgrounds and places north from us (we live in new hampshire). I visited 10 different places and fell in love with one. I thought it was in our budget, well it turns out that the woman that heads up the weddings at the camp is so horrible to work with! she keeps adding all these extra fees and things that we cannot afford.
It is also difficult because we cannot afford to pay for everyone to stay over. They would have to pay us for their nights stay. A campground is very different, they do not take “reservations” for cabins. Instead they make the bride and groom rent out everything and guests must pay the bride and groom. There is also a 100 person minimum for the weekend for guests to stay over.
Bottom line… we can’t afford any of it.
I feel like my dream wedding of a campground atmosphere and a fun destination wedding has been shot.
I’ve been trying to figure out other low budget places that are similar but still nice and everything just doesnt compare.
UGH! it is so depressing to think you had an amazing idea for what you wanted and to not have the money just makes you want to give up and just elope!!!
any thoughts or comments…. im looking to be unique and different and very non formal. I dont want to have it at a regular campground, i loved the idea of cabin camping…
My friends and family keep trying to steer me away from the idea completly. They want me to get married on a cruise ship or a nice hotel. I am not fond of a hotel wedding for my fiancee and I, its just not us……I have sometimes considered an INN but it does remind me of a hotel too much. I just dont like the conference room setting…
Super depressed and sometimes think about not having a wedding at all….