- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I’m really counting on some input to help me out here. I’ve looked at six venues and have narrowed it down to two. One of which is a golf club, the other a hotel and both offer ceremony sites. My fiance is catholic, and I’m luthern however neither of us currently belong to a church so we were going for an all in one venue.
I LOVE the decor at the golf club, earthtone colors, LOTS of wood trim, etc.. very warm and cozy. The chairs are nice wood chairs no need for chair covers, etc.. There is an adjacent patio used for the ceremony as well as cocktail hour, etc.. The downfall is there is not a hotel nearby, they’re not far (about 5 miles), the ceremony space is small and not much of an aisle. (my music would be just getting started and I’d be down the aisle) I’m a little worried about it being a bit packed too. This is also the more expensive venue.
The hotel…I prefer the ceremony site here, nice and long aisle. I LOVE the fact that it’s a hotel very convenient for guests and bridal party. There is also a nightclub with dance floor in the hotel so if we want to continue the party we can. The downfall, I am NOT a fan of the ballroom. I had initially wanted a rustic wedding but the only barn venue nearby is too small so a ballroom is quite the opposite of what I wanted. The other part I dislike is if people want to go out for air (or smoke), they have to go out in the hall, down the stairs and then outside so they’re completely removed from the wedding.
THEN to add to all this I’ve started thinking about possibly doing a church wedding. The pros to that, I can stretch out my day longer. If I had it all in one, the ceremony would be later so that I have cocktail hour and then right into dinner. I’d also be able to go take pics somewhere besides the venue and I don’t have to worry about either ceremony site. I’d also be able to eliminate the expense of cocktail hour and appetizers. The cons…finding a church and worrying about my guests being without something to do or somewhere to go in between.
UGGGH I’m just no good at this wedding planning there are so many big decisions to be made and it’s hard when your decision effects 200+ people! PLEASE HELP!