Post # 1
Ever since i got engaged i knew i wanted a fun, intimate wedding. Nothing fancy or super religious. The closer the wedding gets, the more i realize how much work it will be and how much money will be spent on one day. I really wanted an outside wedding but being in central illinois, its hard to depend on the weather… i googled the average and it says 66 for the high and 45 for the low… as a guest do you think this is unacceptable for an outside wedding?! Also, financially speaking i was going to settle for cold cut sandwhichs and just a cake and punch reception… BUT i feel like im settling alot… and i absolutely hate it. I dont want married in a church because honestly we arent a religious family. No one regularly attends church in either sides, and we are christians… we just don’t go to church on a regular basis…. but i dont know what to do… should we go for it and plan an outside wedding and just have a bbq and cake reception… (which is what i REALLY want!) or… should we settle and do it the “safe” way and have it in the church with cold cut sandwhiches and boring small talk… PLEASE HELP ME! Its a friday wedding btw, probably around 4 p.m… and we don’t have a whole heck of alot of money either so keep that in mind!
Post # 3
Is there a public park that has some kind of club house, shelter, or lodge that you can use? You can still have your outdoor ceremony and have an area for backup in case of the weather.
Post # 5
This is where i AM DYING to have our outdoor ceremony.. we have a clubhouse where my parents live that we could use! AH! Almost forgot about that, thanks for the reminder! 🙂 but what would you as a hypothetical guest rather attend?
Post # 6
My whole wedding is outdoor both ceremony and reception. We are renting a tent for the reception. The first week in October in the South is still kind of hot but that’s what I wanted.
Post # 7
As long as it wasn’t colder than winter coat weather and wasn’t misty/rainy I would be fine with outdoors! But some people are more susceptible to the cold and might find it uncomfortable. I think the seats would also add to the cold factor- maybe you could cover the seats (cushions or blankets) or maybe place blankets out to be used either to sit on or to cover up? Also I would make the ceremony quick- half an hour tops!
I would definately have the reception part indoors.
Your venue is really pretty and would make a lovely fall wedding site.