- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2015
So my wedding is coming together a little more each day. I think we actually have a date and plan now. Our ceremony will be on the beach and reception will be in our hometown. I picked a local restaurant in a historic building. It’s really pretty and they have great food, along with a very nice private upstairs room free from noise.
They have been super helpful and sent me the menu and everything. I asked if the upstairs was handicap accessible and turns out, it’s not. 🙁 my wedding is very small and only really important and close people are invited. This would mean my grandma and best friends mother couldn’t come to the reception for this reason alone, which isn’t really an option for me. The restaurant apologized if it caused a smaller guest list, which was nice but it really may be a deal breaker for me. My grandma is my grandma and my best friends mom is such a sweet lady. She hosted my family for a Christmas lunch and secret santa celebration this past Christmas and is always making us stuff. My parents, being cheaper, got them the bottle of wine they liked as a combined gift. She bought every single person in my family something, and not cheap stuff either. She has to be there, she deserves it. I’ve emailed them back to see if I can rent part of the downstairs instead of using the upstairs party room but I’m not sure if they can do that they was it’s set up. It’s in an old car mantainance shop, so the layout is odd and has a lot of lifted areas to eat (meaning more stairs).
It looks like I’ll need a backup plan though. I’m just not sure what to do. There aren’t many local restaurants where I live that are in budget, most of them are really expensive and in historic buildings (my town is old) meaning not handicap friendly. The ones in the town my ceremony is in I’m not familiar with at all. I don’t want to try somewhere new. I had my heart set on this place, which I’ve learned not to do now because of constantly changing plans. But I’m not going to leave out two important people so I can have the food I want. I really don’t want to go back to just cake and punch and I deff don’t want bbq or pizza. I don’t like the bbq where I live, we are having pizza for rehearsal dinner, and cake and punch just seems so not special enough.
I posted before about chain vs local and many bees say to stay away from a chain restaurant, but now I’m wondering if I should take the chance. Any ideas or advice?