- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
so after a very lengthly courtship, I am finally engaged. I’ve been looking around at venues in and around the Westchester NY area. I found and fell in love with the CV Rich Mansion in White Plains. Did a taste testing with the caterers and also loved it. The only problem? My future mother in law, aka the biggest worry wart I’ve ever met. In my life. Ever. I, sure she means well but she is stressing me out insisting that the location is just something my fiancé and I can’t afford. I personally think they are very reasonable but maybe I’m wrong? She thinks I want this bug “grandiose” wedding, and she couldn’t be more wrong. I want a destination wedding, but my fiance does not. So a wedding here with our whole family os what it will be. Unfortunately I have a HUGE family, especially in comparison with his, and my wedding is going to be larger than I want. It just is. My family is offering to pay for the additional relatives they are insisting I invite, which is a big help, but my mother in law is still buggin me (through my fiancé) about how many guests we will have and how my ideal location is just too expensive. I can’t cut my list anymore then I already have, I’ve eliminated the majority of my friends so that we aren’t inviting 300+ people, I just don’t know what to do and she is stressing me out!! So I ask…is there a venue I within an hour driving distance, that can accommodate aprox 200 people that has a cost of less than $100/person including site fee, linens, silverware etc? Because that is aprox what I would be paying at the CV Rich Mansion, and I thought it was a great price…but hey this is my first wedding, maybit there is something more affordable out there for me that I just haven’t thought of, and maybe one of you will point me in the right direction?