- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
Hi bees. This post is painful to write, and I’m embarrased that I’m making such a big deal out of what should be a simple decision.
Fiance and I have not officially reserved our reception site. We toured several after getting engaged and didn’t fall in love with anything. In December, we toured a private estate and fell in love.
This place is fabulous – – It is in the middle of the woods (winter wedding!) and has bedrooms, bathrooms, allows outside catering and alcohol.
However, since deciding on the space, I have had some major doubts. I am a sales manager at a hotel, so I know what goes in to weddings logistically. This venue includes NOTHING. We have to rent everything (tables, chairs, linens, china, buffet tables, bar set up, etc.) It is 35 minutes away from our ceremony site, which worries me when we are getting married on New Years Eve in the midwest. The rental is VERY high – I mean, rentals and venue rental is about 40% of our budget. Also, this place has only done 1 wedding. Once everything is set up, all of their staff leaves. There would be no one on site except the guests and my reception coordinator.
There is another place, right across the street from our church. It isn’t nearly as pretty, but allows outside catering. Alcohol is flexible, and we would still have to rent some items, but not on the same scale.
Fiance has had his doubts since touring the space – – he thinks the owner doesn’t have enough experience to handle the kinks of such a large wedding.
I don’t know why I am taking this so hard! I feel like such a baby, but I think we have decided to go elsewhere.
Thanks for reading – – I think I just needed to vent to someone who might understand a little more than Fiance.