So I got on facebook this morning to see someone tagged my wedding planner in a GREAT article.
The neighborhood where my venue is located is petitioning the city to shut it down because of "animal house" behavior (i.e. streaking and public urination apparently). My wedding is in 36 days. They have already stripped us of our rain plan and my planned exit. After I had already booked the venue and sent out our save the dates to almost our entire 200 person guest list (like an idiot) the neighborhood petitioned the city to not allow us to tent in the event of rain. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner portions of the evening are to take place outdoors with the dancing and cake indoors. Guests can wander throughout the house through the night. The venue is a house built in 1915 so the rooms are small and even though it's a "mansion" it's definitely not large by today's standards. I honestly don't have any idea how 185 people (we have only received 15 declines, but all RSVPs are due 9/15 so still waiting on final headcount) can fit indoors comfortably. The contact at the venue swears it can be done, but seriously? I think if 185 people show and it rains there will be people sitting on laps trying to eat. This is almost worse than my wedding nightmares. If the neighborhood actually is able to ban weddings in the next 36 days I'm inviting everyone to the courthouse and buying out an entire liquor store and catering 100 pizzas.
On a lesser note, I purchased sparklers for the exit and a week later found out the wonderful neighbors have decided that is "unsightly" apparently and will call the city if they see it. I'm now doing bubbles, which is fine. But still. Come on! Cut me a friggin break people!
When my planner broke the news I took a deep breath and told her if it rains get me good and drunk and hopefully I won't notice. It's an El Nino year so odds are good it will rain since we are in the South.
Anyone else have something similar happen? Or friendly advice of how to fit 200 people in a small space without feeling like a clown car?