- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I am trying to plan a wedding in the los angeles area (but will go to the valley, south to manhatten beach, and inland) in 2013. Since it’s already February I am feeling the pinch. I want to keep the reception/ceremonty to around 10k and have 50-100 guests. I also would love it if it were all inclusive. Since this is a small budget my fiance and I are very okay with the wedding ending up at 50 people. We would love to have a garden wedding feel although it doesn’t have to be. There just seems to something wrong with every place I start to look into…it’s too expensive, you can’t have a wedding past 9 pm, it’s tacky, etc. I really want it as inclusive as possible because I’m overwhelmed by the thought of having to coordinate all the vendors myself…let along setting up and cleaning up.
The places that I have been most interested in so are:
The French Estate – Orange (I have heard you have to be done there by 9 pm) super cute
Mawell House – Pasadena-ish. I really like how it looks online but it seems like you have to bring in outside vendors and there are added costs for insurance etc.
Marquis – whittier – Really out of the way and I don’t like the idea of having a ceremony there (only a reception). Also if we scale it back to family only, I may not end up having a large enough wedding that it makes sense to have a wedding there.
Eagle Rock Center for the Arts – love this but don’t love the idea of having to do the catering, vendors set up and clean up etc.
I have looked into the wedgewood and it just seems so generic and flavorless and I didn’t see great reviews online about it.
I’m a little discouraged about how to pull this together. I hope I don’t sound too glum. I’m super excited to get married..it’s just this process is starting to get me down a bit.
Does anyone have any ideas/places that I may not have looked into yet? I would be so so grateful.