Now, I know it isn't where you get married or what you wear, but I draw the line at an outhouse!
So it was back to the drawing board. Obviously, I wasn't going to get my dream locale (more on that later) and I was going to have make some compromises. So I made a list of all the things that I might possibly want at my wedding. It was a dream list, if you will, and included things like having Michael Buble serenade our guests live. And then I put it away and came back a few days later and really stared at the list and crossed off things that I thought were silly (like a chocolate fountain. Although a wonderful idea, especially for a chocolate lover like me, at 400 for two hours plus set up fees it just didn't seem worth the money) and highlighted things that I was not willing to compromise on whatsoever. That list? Provided below:
- Outdoor ceremony space
- Ability to house ceremony/reception on the same premises
- Seated, plated dinner
- Ability to bring in our own alcohol, if necessary
Once I scaled back my wish list, I felt a little more even headed to continue on with the venue search. It was a long and arduous task, but in the end we found a great venue, with a wonderful catering director that fit within our very modest budget.
Any brides out there have to scale back their wedding wish list in order to accomodate their budget?