Post # 1
My FI and I have toured three facilities thus far which seemed in our budget. My FI isn’t quite sold on the one that I like (which fits in the budget). But he’s certainly not helping to look for alternatives.
So out of curiosity, how many places did you look at before making a decision?
Post # 2
We looked at three, but those were about the only options that could hold our guest list. I’d just tell him if he can find a better one you’ll consider it and if not you’ll just book the one you like.
Post # 3
Daenaria727: We got info from TONS but we only toured 4, I believe. Two garden venues, one historic building with views over Puget Sound and one horrendous golf course *shudder*. The first garden venue booked our date the morning before we toured (boo), the golf course was out the minute we parked, and I thought the historic building would be in the running because of the views (Mr. S wanted water and mountains somehow – that did it because of the Olympics) but he said no. He was sold on the 2nd garden venue that had a view of Mt. Rainier. Which is awesome because it’s the place I wanted to get married at before he even proposed. haha!
Post # 4
Daenaria727: We toured 5 venues when we were looking for a place to get married. The venue we selected was my fav based on internet searching. When we toured the venue in person we were there for all of 5 minutes before my husband turned to me and said “This is it.”.
What is it that your FI doesn’t like about the venue?
Post # 5
We toured 3 venues. We ended up choosing the first venue we saw.
Post # 6
None! We knew we wanted a destination wedding in Italy and just used the Internet to find our dream location 🙂
Post # 7
i toured about 10 places. i looked at 50 online.
Post # 8
One. We got tons of information from lots of venues, but ultimately only toured one and booked it the moment we toured it.
Our budget eliminated most of the venues we requested information from, and from the ones left we really, really liked the one we picked. The coordinator at our venue also helped to sell it – she’s wonderful :).
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
We looked at three venues, one of which I’d been to as a wedding guest years previousy. We chose the third. 😀
Post # 10
There are two things he doesn’t like. 1) The photo ops in the area aren’t stellar. and 2) He’s afraid that it is too small, which I disagree with.
For me, the only thing that has me holding back on stomping my feet into the ground and saying “this is it!” is it isn’t a full-service venue. I have to hire each person separately (food, chair rental, linens for the table) and then probably someone to actually put it all together. But in the long run, we save a ton of money doing it this way because we can pick and choose what is important to us (DJ is more important to me than pictures outside). 10 minute drive down the road and we will be set for pictures.
The place I like is a historic 1920s chapen with an attached reception hall with exposed wood ceiling. It’s $1,900 to rent (including taxes), and they require we use their bartender. They are charging me last year’s rates which would be $10 for 4 hours of open call-brand liquor… I repeat… $10 for 4 hours of open bar… duh…
Post # 11
I don’t remember mine (1977), but probably not more than 5 – mostly hotel ballrooms. FH was working out of the area, so I visited with my mom. Since I was an only child, with no budget contraints, it was pretty easy. No input from the inlaws – they didn’t care to know what was happening, until they got there. I should have seen it as a warning sign …
Daughter #1 – 1. She saw the (ornate, gold & mirrors) historic ballroom, in a bridal magazine and she said “that’s it.” Her FH thought it was a little “over the top,” but we were hosting the whole thing, so the bride’s opinions had more weight. The groom might have chosen a pig roast with some kegs. I had done a lot of research into local venues, and the only place whose decor could compare – a historic mansion- closed it’s doors, shortly after the engagement.
Daughter #2 – 4, with myself and her FH. All run by the same resort
and within a mile of each other, and included 2 ballrooms in their historic hotel, award winning gardens below it, and the historic theatre in town, where they do the catering. They chose the theatre, for it’s uniqueness. Here’s a photo of the main reception room. (all the furniture will be out of there, for the reception).
Post # 12
We looked at two and booked the first one. I did do a lot of research online first which helped.
Post # 13
I believe 6, and FMIL thought that wasn’t enough.
ETA: I did a lot of online leg work first
Post # 14
My FI was just like yours! We toured 2 venues in person (and I “toured” about a million online) after I had done extensive research and knew they were good for our size and budget. We both instantly loved the second one, but FI wasn’t ready to commit, because he thought we should look at some more. I told him that I had done as much research as I could and that I didn’t think there was anything in our city that would give us the same “wow” factor for the price. I told him that if he could find something just as amazing that was comparable in price, I’d be happy to look at it with him. Of course, he couldn’t (I knew he couldn’t), and eventually, he admitted I was right. We booked the second one a few weeks after we first looked at it.
Post # 15
zero. we are having it in my grandfather’s backyard.