Post # 1
I am on a very very short deadline. I started planning in February and have only until june. I am also on a very tight budget.
Will you guys please help me gather some idea’s as too where I could do a cheap, sweet, short and, simple outdoor ceremony? (I’m in Grand Rapids, Mi but, it does not need to be specific to my area just outdoor ideas)
I have thought about the beach which requires loads permits and a lot of time trying to deal with city workers.
The city parks want me to rent an in door pavillion for the day for around $400.
I’m really more looking to deal with non city workers.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Congrats! Your wedding is 1 week before mine, and I spent a lot of time looking for a similar ceremony location. We ended up deciding on Johnson Park in Grand Rapids/Walker. We booked the indoor pavilion for the whole day (we are doing the reception in there), but also booked one of the picnic areas for the ceremony. The picnic area was only $60 I think. I’m not sure what parks you have looked at, but check out the Kent County Parks website and all the info is there. I’ve had really good experiences so far in working with them. Good luck!
Post # 4
@agravelyn: Stella Event Design have a full-service package specifically for beach weddings: http://www.stellaeventdesign.com/services.html
I wish I would have found it before we put down a deposit on Camp Blodgett (also a gorgeous outdoor venue, but you have to do EVERY. LITTLE. THING. yourself!)