Post # 1
Our original plan was to get married and have our small reception at my parents’ home, which was good in theory and a great saving… but they are being very controlling about things like moving furniture… and this is just the beginning of the process. We don’t have a terrific relationship with my mother as it is I don’t want to get in fights and have bad vibes surrounding the placement of a chair…
Should we change venues even though it will probably end up costing a couple of thousand in the area we are looking at? At this point I am kind of prepared to pay the extra unplanned cost so we can have things exactly as we like them… but on the other hand I worry we won’t be able to find something quite as nice and “special” feeling (#firstworldproblems)
What would you do?
Post # 2
i would continue to look for something not too far out of my budget. maybe a local park or community center and you cant rent a fancy tarp thing if its outside
my cousin airbnb a house super last minute when the venue canclled the day off when the fire marshall arrived and shut everything down.
my friend airbnb a cabin and it was like a destination wedding and she shared costs with her house mates.
Post # 3
It’ll definitely be worth spending the money to have complete control over your wedding.
Post # 4
How special feeling can the home of someone you don’t have a good relationship with be?
She’s essentially doing you a favor and gets to control her own home. Favors often have strings attached. So you need to decide if saving money is worth not being in control of your own wedding and the price of the strings attached. It wouldn’t be to me, by ymmv.