- Miss Fish
- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Okay, I’m extremely type A. I like things to be organized and neat and proper and in their respective places. I’m high-stress. All the time. And that part of me feels compelled to be traditional and hold my reception in a large banquet hall with elaborate decorations where I can control every last detail. Plus, Fiance comes from a large Italian family and that’s what they’re expecting.
And then there’s the other part of me. The part that loves the fluidity of water and the wind and the absolute escape of nature. And that part of me really, REALLY wants to have an outdoor wedding with a few strands of white lights strung from the trees and a beautiful lake as the backdrop.
Enter situation: We’ve found a few venues that meet the traditional hall criteria. They cost between 20-40 per person. And those are the cheap ones.
We’ve also found a beautiful lake park that will give us the entire park to ourselves, with a beautiful wedding deck over the lake to have the ceremony and a reception hall for dancing. I don’t have any specifics on the price yet, but my friend who works there says it’s, “WAAAAYYYY less than that.”
So. Convince me that controlling every little thing isn’t worth it. Show me rain isn’t the end of the world. Please post your photos of your outdoor wedding ceremony or reception!