Post # 1
We wanted our wedding to be a destination wedding and in summer 2012, however, weweren’t told no for a destination wedding by my parents and I found out grad school with be goin longer than expected. So now our wedding will besomewhere between November 2013 and January 2014. I had originally planned for a beach wedding with bright colors. Now I will need to change those colors too. I also don’t know if I want it on the beach anymore considering the months and the fact that my mom made quite a long guest list. I would really like to do something low key like a winery or a wedding in the smokey mountains or in Illinois. My parents also live in Florida and would prefer the wedding there. I just need some suggestions on where to have this and colors etc. Any ideas?
Post # 3
My only advice is be SURE to have a coat check!
Post # 4
Im having mine this fall in November in Florida. A lot of state parks host weddings and can be A LOT less expensive then other locations. We chose a state park location and Ive never looked back! I absolutely love it. We’re going with a fall theme which I think will fit perfectly for that time of year. Destination weddings are hard, I was going to do one myself. I didnt wanna go through the hassel of applying for a marriage license out of state and all the extra paper work.. blah blah blah blah.
Whatever you decide, you have some time. And do what makes YOU happy. At the end of the day.. its not their day, its YOUR day. (dont be a bridezilla lol) I spent a LONG time trying to make everyone happy but myself and almost made a BIG mistake.
Happy planning Sister Bee!
Post # 5
We are having a November wedding in Illinois this year. I checked out a bunch of locations in the western/northern suburbs – we chose Byron Colby Barn.
Another good venue is Riverside Receptions in Geneva, Hotel Baker in St. Charles (where we got engaged), Lynfred Winery in the western suburbs…
We are using a dark purple theme with lace, twine, burlap for rustic elements. The guys are wearing dark grey suits, but purple is our main color. There is so much you can do with rich, bold colors in the fall/winter.
Pick whatever you like and make it yours – try looking around at the colors you’ve used in your decorations at home. That will point you in the right direction. Then go to the hardware store and look at the paint chips in those colors – that will help you decide if you want pastels or deep tones. Its cheaper than buying a pantone book and you can stand there and mix and match colors to your heart’s content!