I have been starting to consider the option of renting a luxury home, or possibly a mansion (not sure how you distinguish between the two exactly), for our wedding ceremony and reception. I heard someone on here say they were doing that in Tucson and renting it for the whole week, so some of the friends/family could stay there and hang out before the big day, and thought that sounded like a great idea. Especially since you can rent a house for a whole week for the same price as some wedding venues for just one night. Any suggestions of good places in or around Phoenix that do that? I have found two houses with potential online, but not much else.
Also, I am concerned that it may be too much to coordinate, since we really would be doing it all ourselves in that kind of scenario. I like planning and researching things, so I think I am up for the challenge, but my mom, FH, and friends think I might be getting myself in over my head with this idea. Is it really going to be THAT overwhelming?
P.S. We want to get married in October 2010, and just got engaged a couple weeks ago, so we've got like 7 1/2 months to plan.