- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
FI and I were/are getting married at a beautiful venue that has a very rustic look to it. The venue allows us to accomodate about 100 guests. For months and months I dreamed and planned and purchased items for my dream wedding and was uber excited.
My BFF was married Saturday in a beautiful ceremony at our lovely little church. The reception was beautiful, the food was good, the music was…eh…moving on. To make a long story short, her pictures went longer than planned and she was only able to enjoy the last hour of her reception and the majority of guests had left by that point. (If this sounds familiar to anyone, I posted on the board Monday about this, but please continue reading because I need different advice/encouragement today).She left her reception happy to be married but bummed that she didn’t get to enjoy her months of planning like she thought she would.
So this has been bothering me since this weekend. I’m TERRIFIED of spending money that I have (but really should go towards other things) on a reception where anything could go wrong. Also, FI and I stumbled across some AMAZING property that we’d really like to get our hands on, so now our focus has changed a bit.
I’m 99.9% sure that I am going to give up my venue and do a small wedding at my church. I am ok with this. Our wedding day is going to be special to us, but March 24th (the day after) we will be back in the real world and out of fairy tale land and life will resume as normal.
If I said I wasn’t a teensy bit sad, I’d be lying, but what I really need from you bees is pictures of your quaint little ceremonies and receptions. I need some inspiration please! We are going from having about 100 guests at a dream location to something small at our church, and I just need to see that it can be just as beautiful and magical.
I’m done now. Thank you!
ETA: I left off some important details. We want to make the wedding smaller so we can pay off some bills and my car if possible in the next few months. We crunched some numbers and it is entirely possible to pay off our debt in 5 months so that is our goal. The property we are looking at is a farm and is $$$$, so that is why we want to get our debt paid off.