Well ladies and gents it’s official; we chose a location for our wedding and it only took us 10ish months.
I knew planning a wedding would be tough, but I hope it gets easier from here on out. For us the big problem is that our families are centered about 1.5 hours apart, which is just far enough to make it really hard to pick a location. Do you choose something equidistant? 45 minutes is still a fairly long ride, especially for a DD. Do you choose one town and make the other family drive? But then how do you choose one side or the other? And you will upset a person with any of these options, that’s just a fact of the matter. I wish someone told me to be prepared for that one.
In the end money and hotel location made all the difference. The local Elk’s Club is perfect for our budget, and so close to downtown, hotels, and major highways. And added plus is that is it beautiful! I really wanted to avoid places that had fancy chandeliers and designed carpets, because I was afraid they would contrast with the feel of the wedding that I want (rustic). Besides I didn’t want my wedding to feel just like 10,000 other weddings that are held at those kinds of venues. This place is like a blank canvas, with super high, white ceilings that have pot lights and a basic carpet floor. Decorating is probably the part I am most excited about. I even created a whole Pinterest board for it already.Now that, that is out of the way I really hope the rest of the planning goes smoothly. There is still 13 more months to go so there’s plenty of time for a big catastrophe. I suppose we will have to wait and see.