- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I finally made it to bumble bee!!! I am so excited, but the same time, even more overwhelmed than ever about my wedding planning.
My fabulous fi and I have been engaged for 7 months now and I don’t feel like we’ve made very much progress in that time. We’d decided on wedding party, set a date, picked bridesmaids dresses, and a color scheme, but that’s about it. The main problem is that we’re still waiting to confirm our venue.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to get married at my parent’s incredible lake house in Northern Michigan. It’s the most stunning place, it will look amazing in August, it’s outside, on the lake and it’s home.
Logistically it’s hard to get to, and with almost all of our friends and family travelling from out of state and out of the country, it will be tough, but that’s where my heart is set on. While logistics is an issue, the biggest has to do with the economy.
There is a chance that my parents are going to have to sell our house. They aren’t sure yet, but it’s definitely a possibility. I’m struggling to decide what do to. We’re stuck in limbo because we can’t make a decision about where to have the wedding, because I don’t feel ready to give up on my dream wedding at home. But I know that I still need to book a photographer, band, etc… and time is flying by, we’re almost at 10 months. We’ve set an early August date!
There are other places where we could do the wedding- my grandparents house on Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan, which would be a beautiful beach wedding & the same place where my parents got married is an option. There are also a few other ideas, including getting married in England (where my fiance is from) but that would create even more visa issues than we already have.
I guess I just need some advice from the Hive… what would you do in my situation? My parents say that they will know about our house within the next month (even though they said that in June too!) and that is definitely where my heart is set on. Do I wait and risk photographers & local vendors being booked, or do I move forward with a venue that isn’t exactly what I want, but I’d be able to start planning now? My parents house is about 5 hours away from the closest other venue options… Thanks Hive!!!