- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Ok, so a long time ago, early our relationship FI and I realized we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and started talking about weddings (usually while we were drinking) and one night I mentioned that it would be awesome to get married at his family farm… Well he liked that idea so much he started to tear up a little! Granted we had been drinking but he loved the idea.
Fast forward a year and we are now engaged and need to figure out where we want to get married… However, I’m starting to see that having a wedding at the farm would be a logistical nightmare and not really what I’m envisioning.
You see, the farm is really just a plot of land with what was originally going to be a temporary manufactured house that is now permanent… Don’t get me wrong it’s a great place to go for the weekend and relax, shoot guns, fish and drink beer. But it’s not really the back drop for the “elegant” wedding I envisioned… And the property is just a blank canvas so we would have to bring EVERYTHING in from out of town ($$$), including bathrooms for everyone and generators to bring electricity out to the field… And there isn’t a good place for everyone to get ready at the farm, and I really wanted everything at one site. On top of that the small town that the farm is in doesn’t have much lodging for out of town guests (which all of them would be besides his immediate family) and there is no nice place for FI and I to go for our wedding night and quite frankly a small town best western doesn’t really do it for me. And if we had it at the farm we wouldn’t have a rain plan besides renting a tent (more $$ and not what I envisioned). Not to mention the texas sized spiders and scorpions that like to come out at night. I just don’t see how we can make it work with our budget.
Well, apparently FI hasn’t forgotten what I said before on that drunken night because we were casually talking about caterers and he mentioned how one of them could easily come to the farm if we got married there… DOH!
So ladies, I’m wondering how I might be able to bring this up without breaking his heart… As much as I would LOVE to get married there (if we had an infinite budget and could build on the property, the pictures would be AMAZING) and know that it would mean alot to my FI… I just don’t think we can pull it off.