No success on finding Wedding Venue. Please help!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Wedding_2014:  Would you have more luck if you posted this on the local Board?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What if you had your ceremony and reception at two different locations?

Then you could find a church or historic building with gorgeous views, and a venue that’s reasonably priced!

I think a place that offers both of those things will be more expenive than the two seperately!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Wedding_2014:  I also tried to plan my wedding with 8 months notice during a very popular time in my area.  I had to settle for a Friday.  Wedding starts at 5:30 though, so people not in it don’t have to take off unles sthey’re traveling.  So far it hasn’t been an issue/concern from people.  Even if it is, I didnt really have an option. Plus I got a ton of discounts on vendors for NOT having it on a saturday.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Wedding_2014:  it’s not your parents wedding…

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Wedding_2014:  That stinks… Someone will probably have to compromise… Either you give up June, or they give up Saturday Evening, or you give up having a nice view/ true wedding venue, etc etc.  Unfortunately that’s just the nature of shorter engagements!  Trust me, I know!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah, I’d say try the Annapolis local board, and consider restaurants that might not yet be big on the wedding front. I went to a wedding years ago at Windows on the Bay in Pasadena. It’s closed now and has been replaced by Mike’s Crab House. I haven’t heard it mentioned yet about weddings, so it might be worth looking into. It’s right on the water. In general, you might have more luck with water views and prices in the “next town over” vicinities… like Pasadena/Dundalk instead of Baltimore, Edgewater instead of Annapolis, etc. I know the area is pricey. You’ll find something good. 

Friends have recently had or been to weddings at Harrington on the Bay, Celebrations at the Bay, Kurtz’s Beach, Anchor Inn, Top of the Town in Arlington. Good luck, and keep us posted!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Stop trying to please your parents, unless they’re paying they shouldn’t get any say.

And why the rush? I bet you’d find something that’s available in 2015… you’d have more time to plan and get used to each other (being engaged is a bit of a different dynamic) and also more time to save up money. Right now, you’re only giving yourself 7 months.
I mean, it’s do-able, but really it’s not going to be easy – especially if you’re already so inflexible with your requirements.

We started planning imediatley after we were engaged and it was kind of a major mistake – it caused too many fights and too much drama, so we took a break from planning and picked up 6 months later! It really made a HUGE difference.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Wedding_2014:  I think a destination wedding could work really well, especially if you’re moving out of state right after your wedding!!

FI and I are constructing our next place right now and moving a month before the wedding, and if I could have done anything to avoid that I would!
Must you wed before you move?

I don’t think moving the date is going to be a major deal – worst case scenario, you pick a date in 2015 and just come back to your hometown for the wedding.

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