African American Weddings
I've already posted this on my local board, but I think my AA sisters could help me out, too!!!
So... I've been looking for a venue (ceremony and reception in one) for some time now. I've found several places that I love love love; However, they are more than I would like to pay, or at least at this point in my life.
Background: I'm looking for a place that is pretty much all inclusive. I don't want to rent linens or get a caterer. I want them to have just about everything. I'm wiling to do centerpieces and maybe linens. AND I want a place that is very unique. Like The Gallery (who is booked on our chosen date.) We also loved Brady's Landing and it was in our price range, but they might be booked on our chosen date by now.
At this point, I'm willing to do the ceremony at my church and have the reception somewhere near. (Went to The Bell Tower on 34th yesterday. Loved it, but they were over $10k.) But I just don't know!
Now, I'm thinking about the Humble Civic Center and I'll just have to rent linens, do all the decor, and find a caterer, but that's really not my dream!
So... should we just push back the date until we can afford what I really want or should I just chill out and leave it alone and go back to Brady's Landing and see if our date is still open? We plan on already being married before we have the big ceremony and reception, so should the date for the big event really matter?
UGH! Sorry so much. Just had to get it off my chest before I present it to Babe. All suggestions are welcomed. I would like for the venue to be under $7k for 150-200 people. (Date and guest list is flexible)
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