- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Hi bees! First post after a long time lurking. This seems like a really smart, helpful community with a whole lot of varied experiences, so I’m really hoping someone here can help me out!
My fiance and I live across the country from our families (who each live in opposite ends of the state). For financial and health reasons, neither of our families would be able to make it all the way out here for a wedding, so it looks like we are going to have to plan one in our home state. I am open to having it in his hometown or preferrably my home town, but we’re mainly looking at our college town.
Anyway, this situation is starting to drive me a bit crazy, and I’ve only been engaged for about 20 days. There are so many aspects of planning a traditional wedding that I just will NOT be able to do… I’m on a tight budget AND I love crafting and cooking. A big part of my style and my aesthetic would be to do something very casual and DIY and I just don’t feel like I can do that from across the country. I’ve already run through the list of venues I’m familiar with in our college town and am having a hard time identifying anything in my budget and also that I like.
I’m looking for some commiseration and words of wisdom… has anyone else been in a similar situation? Were you able to plan an event without first seeing your venue, decor, etc. in person? I guess it’s like planning a “destination wedding” but I don’t feel like I’m getting a fun vacation out of the deal 🙂 Thanks so much for any help you might be able to provide!