- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
FI and I have been trying to re-work our wedding plans for something downscale. As I posted previously, we canceled all of our reservations because my dad has been really sick. He was helping us with the wedding costs, orginially. He has been forced into early retirement, so we didn’t feel it was right to hold Dad to that commitment.
We thought about having the wedding at the family farm, but at 1 1/2 hours away, it was going to add extra cost for everyone involved.
Finally, some blessings were handed our way. My university will let us hold the ceremony on campus grounds at no charge. There is a beautiful courtyard in front of the oldest building on campus. It’s perfect for 75-100 people. This means a lot to me because I will graduate in June, and it has been a very long road to obtain my degree. I am involved in campus leadership, and I hope to return to this school as a professor one day. College administration is letting us use everything for free .
For our reception, there is a small restaurant that will host a dinner for us. I’ve done some PR work, and re-designed their menu over the past year. I have become good friends with the restaurant owner. Now that we’ve significantly parred down the invite list, her restaurant is a possibility. The restaurant is usually closed on Sunday night, so she’ll just open it for a private party. No, FI and I won’t have a full-blown reception with dancing, open bar, and all the other trimmings. But we have a nice restaurant that will give our guests a wonderful meal.
I just feel so grateful to everyone who is making this happen for FI and me.
To the other brides with budget woes. Keep faith. It will work out.
Our new ceremony site. It gray and gloomy in Ohio today, but it will be beautful in summer.