Post # 1
Our wedding reception was going to be held at the restaurant that is catering our wedding. It’s got a very urban lounge kind of feel, but didn’t provide us with the space to have dancing & it wouldn’t give us the traditional wedding vibe… for awhile now I’ve been bothered by that. I want it to feel like a wedding, not an elaborate dinner party.
So through some searching on google I found a link to a wedding venue that is PERFECT for what I envisioned my wedding to be. Even better are all the perks that come along with it.
For $700 (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?) I get the venue from 11am-2am, I can bring in my own caterer, my own alcohol, they supply a kitchen, portable bar, tables & chairs… not to mention it’s got gorgeous views of the river & surrounding mountains.
The only problem: It books up years in advance, so our summer date is not available! They did give me a date in October that had a cancellation. It’s not THAT big of a deal to push it back 3 months… and my dad just told me he is having his wedding the same day as we’ve been planning ours (July 10). I said I wasn’t going to change my date on principle, but my caterer already said he’s available to cater our reception on our new date & he won’t charge us anything for the change.
Should I change my date & go for this great location? This way it won’t put stress on my extended family as to which wedding to go to… plus I can have a more “normal” wedding this way.
Is this an answer to my prayers or a complete headache? I feel like I need to change the whole feeling of my wedding from a summer wedding to a fall wedding.
Post # 3
DO IT! Sounds like a blessing in disguise! You’r;e only out the cost of some papers
Post # 4
Sometimes when things are meant to be, it’s best not to overthink them and just act! It sounds like an amazing deal and an amazing venue and you get the added bonus of not conflicting with other family events!
Post # 6
It sounds wonderful – Do it!
And you don’t have to change anything! Who said you can’t have spring colours in fall
Post # 7
GO FOR IT!! So exciting!!
Post # 8
TOTALLY book that venue… it’s Beautiful!!!!! I had to deal with my dream venue being booked for my date and I wasn’t willing to switch dates, but if your ok with switching, DO IT!
Post # 9
I’m going to go check out the venue tomorrow w/ my mom… hopefully it’s as perfect as it *sounds* online & over the phone. Apparently the view from the deck is stunning & the venue has a very rustic/mountain lodge feel to it.
After talking with my FI… this place is making more & more sense. Thanks for the support ladies 🙂
Post # 10
sounds like october is meant to be… you originally had oct as your date and moved it forward so i also say do it
Post # 11
Good luck. It looks beautiful. I can’t imagine it’s only 700 bucks. What a deal.
Post # 12
@eloping: my FI was excited about that too, since he had always wanted October. It seems like the stars are finally aligning… 🙂 It’s not 10/10/10, but it’s close…
The only downside is that we’re 3000 miles apart and it’s another 3 months we have to be without each other. Sad. But I guess what’s another 3 months when we plan (and pray and hope!) to be together for the rest of our days!
If I could go back– I’d have never looked at wedding ideas, etc until 6 months before the proposed wedding date. I’ve never been the type of gal to dream about her wedding… I hate all the back & forth! The only thing thats stayed the same is my invites/ and STDs.
Post # 13
Since it already sounds like you have reservations about the first venue, you should definitely look into the new one you found. If you are looking itno the more traditional wedding and not the elaborate dinner feel, then you should definitely go with something that will give you that…because the last thing you want, is looking back on your special day and wishing you had something else.
We’re having a large wedding (300+), so venue searching has been a real chore for me. I had one that i absolutely loved in the pics…The venue was nice, the location was good, the cooordinator was really on top of things, but when I actually went to tour it, I found out that we would have to set up some of the guests outside. My FI and I werent too fond of the idea because we didnt want anyone to feel left out, so we toured a couple more venues, and ended up finding something that we absolutely LOVED and worked in every way!
I agree, I think this was your blessing in disguise. October is a beautiful month…I love those Indian Summers…plus it will be YOUR day, not you sharing it with someone else. If it gives you butterflies when u are visiting it, then its “THE ONE”!
Post # 14
it looks gorgeous! go for it (ps don’t forget to send new stds once you’ve confirmed new date!)
Post # 15
I also vote to take it! It looks gorgeous and sounds like it’s THE place for you. Pls update on how it is after your visit! Sooo excited for you!
Post # 16
I checked it out– the stone fireplace is gorgeous, the views are great… but I didn’t take it. All in all, it would require way too much production. I’m a major perfectionist & I honestly would have parked myself at that venue until the last detail was perfect. It would have made me & everyone else around me go insane. At my original venue everything will be set up for me 🙂
My request for a “normal” wedding was really just a bridezilla moment of weakness. I never ever wanted a blow out party kind of wedding… I always wanted an upscale dinner party, as did my FI. After going to a wedding this past weekend (my wedding will have a similar vibe/feel to it) I was happy I didn’t book this place. I got lost in all the planning & craziness… I’m sticking with my original day. My original plan. And I won’t regret it.
I’m learning to go with my gut & to not second guess my decisions! Thanks for all your support!