- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I didnt know where to put this, so I’m just sticking it here. And its a bit long. Apologies.
I used to want a smallish wedding, with about 50 guests. I had my venue and everything picked out. They had it first where you just rented the place, they provided only things like chairs and tables. It would have been about $400, excluding the catering, photographer and things. Which I was fine with, I already had who I wanted to take pictures, and I figured we could just do home cooked food, since it was a simple place and only close friends and family. And then they raised the prices. Now they only do packages, and it would include their own photographer and catering (though not full meals, just meats and crackers and the like. The cheapest one for 50 guests would be almost $3000, for stuff I dont even want.
Then I started thinking of having a bigger wedding. I sort of want to experience the whole thing, nice venue, fancy dress, actual dinner, dance floor, ect. And then I found this place (or rather they found me, I got a pamplet from them in the mail.) Its SO beautiful, and they literally offer everything.
Looking at their photos on FB from other weddings gives me that “I WANT THAT” feeling inside. But its $5200+ and I dont want to be spending all of my savings for a wedding. None of our family would be likely to help out with the cost either.
Then Alex brought up the idea of eloping. I didnt like that AT ALL at first. I definitely DONT want to get married in a courthouse. I want a wedding. But then I found this place:
Thought it was perfect, I even got teary eyed reading the page. But then my mom started nagging me about it. “Why spend almost $1000 on the place, you can get married in the courthouse for $35 and then stay the night there and it wouldnt even be half that much.” And I have to admit, she had a decent point.
And THEN I found this place.
The offer basically the same elopement package as the first place, for over $500 cheaper. Plus the place is much more “us.” But then I read the next package down, which for about $100 more you can have up to 8 guests.
But then I kept reading and kept thinking. The package for up to 20 guests is $1850. Its do-able. And then theres a package for up to 40 guests and they dont list the price of that.
And now I’m finding myself wanting to call and see how much the 40 guests package would be. =/
Why does this have to be so hard for me? I wish I was the type to be perfectly happy having a courthouse marriage.