- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Today was my first day of absolutely hating wedding planning. This is heartbreaking to me because I really thought with my laid-back personality that I wouldn’t have these Bridezilla moments…stupid me! We wanted a wedding in our hometown and right in the heart of the capital city. We’ve always loved our historical city and didn’t want people to come in and have them in the suburbs. Our two main focuses were a city style wedding and conveniences for our guests. So Fiance and I picked our wedding date, June 23,2012, and were so excited. We always knew that a June wedding would come with its scheduling conflicts…other weddings, family vacations, etc. but could never have seen this coming!
So here we are, about 10-11 months out. I start calling to schedule our hotel blocks. Our AMAZING wedding reception site is in the heart of the city and in the financial district which actually has a cross bridge which attaches to the Omni. Perfect, right? WRONG. 361 guest rooms. GONE. OK, the Marriot across the street? 405 rooms…GONE. There are 2 huge conferences in town (Jehovah’s Witnesses and a Wheel Chair Sports) taking up literally everything in the city. There are no decent hotels to put our 300 guests downtown (unless they want to pay $190 for a historical inn)! So, what we’re facing is putting them in hotels on the outskirts which goes against everything we wanted and having to provide shuttles to get them to all of our events.
I know this is just one hiccup of many to come, but this was so important to Fiance and me. I’ve always hated going to a cool city for a wedding and having to stay somewhere where you can’t enjoy things (and our city has so much to do)! I haven’t lost site of what this is all really about: Marrying the man of my dreams, joining our families, celebrating with friends, but this really upsets me. Our city wedding is just coming up a bit flat and our guests aren’t going to have the experiences we wanted them to have.
The worst thing I can imagine doing is moving the date, but should we consider it? Do you have any advice for ideas we can plan to get the guests together in the city?
Thanks for listening to my rant. It was definitely my first one in the hive and I need the support of my bees to see the fun in this again!