(Closed) Anyone else have venue commitment-phobia?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a waiting bee but I thought I’d chime in with my 2 cents. I understand how intimidating putting that deposit down has to be so I’d be kind of phobic too.

I read that etiquette it to send out save the dates 6 months in advance minimum so I can’t imagine announcing the date and place much later.

It’s sounds like you’re wishy-washy on the choice to do a destination wedding. Personally, I wouldn’t want to have to travel to my wedding venue, especially just to look at it! I would want it no more than 30 mins from my house so I could go back there often for a pre-staging or tasting and what have. Plus travel is so tough so planning from a distance then having to fly there just to be at the wedding…I would collapse.

The only way I’d have my wedding anywhere but my town is if it were in my home town and my mom was organizing things and sending me pictures.

If you’re really dead set on not having a local wedding, I’d try to give the travel advantage to the people who think it would benefit most for health reasons or financial, etc.

To answer your question, most people I know locked down their date within a few weeks because they didn’t want that perfect venue to slip through their fingers!

Post # 5
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was having a similar problem…it’s SO MUCH MONEY.  So I kept looking for other places, and found one that is about 7% of the cost of the one I had originally chosen!!!  The problem is that we have to wait until January to reserve it…and our wedding is in June.  EEK.  But, it’s only $150, soooooo.

So what I suggest is either take the plunge or look around for a cheaper venue.  I realize now that I was hesistating to commit because the amount of money was not sitting well with me.

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