- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
so im going to try n explain without making this too long (hopefully)…
FH and I both want to have an outdoor wedding….we’re thinking very casual bbq style along the lines of this: http://www.younghouselove.com/wedding-album/
problem is….we’re having a hard time finding a backyard to do it in….i know some of you will say, how bout just a nice local park….the issue i’m having with this is 1) most of the ‘local’ parks where we live are not nice at all….2)they close at sunset and we wanted to have the party linger into that lets-make-smores-around-the-campfire mode….
now, the obvious choice that FH mentioned early on, was having it in our own backyard….there’s 1.3 acres….the half back portion is all open space….and people could park along the one side (though i still don’t think it’d be enough for parking)….but here are my pros and cons about it….
-easy to plan and visualize since its right there, easy access 24/7
-i can visualize perfectly how everything would be and look, and it seems like the perfect place to do it…..
-saves the hassle of putting the “burden” on someone else (liability and whatnot)
-more flexibility on the timeline (won’t have to worry if say 10pm is too late to still have guests over at someone else’s property)
-scratches location of the list and saves us some stress since we’ve only got 6 months left
-the property is in foreclosure (long story, rather not get into the reason right now) i know we will be here at least until may because of my bankruptcy (again, rather not get into that right now either) but I don’t know when it will be put to sheriff sale…tho i’ve been told it takes forever, not every case is the same and i could always end up being one of those people who get kicked out sooner rather than later….now, i could always make a plan B but still…. :-/ (this is my main worry)
-have to add more money to the wedding budget to spruce up the yard (we’re talking about 1-2k more) which may not seem a lot but for us, in less than 6 months? yea, i dunno….
-worried that there isn’t enough space for parking…..even though its 1.3 acres, the lot is narrow and deep…..so im not so sure how’d it work out….
i’m sure there’s other minor pros and cons that i haven’t thought about but these are my main points…..what do yous think??? should i keep searching and brainstorming?? or should we go for it???
ETA: dang, it ended up being long….sorry!!!!!!