Hi all! I am new here, and I am sure this has been asked a gazillion times...but bare with me!
This is my FI and my second marriage. We don't have a hard date yet. Just basically looking for the best place and then going with their availability. I am bouncing a dozen ideas back and fourth and none of them are WOW'ing me!
My FI really wants water...but I want to stay in this area for family (and the kids), so that may be out.
Our budget is not overly tight, but I will always have a hard time spending thousands and thousands for a few hours. I did that once!
I want a place that I can really "dress up" with amazing linens and flowers and decor. I would say I am more rustic chic!?!?!
Ideally, its a one stop shop. We can get married there. Have a small "party" with lots of awesome food and drinks and music. I don't really want to micro-manage the process. Almost just show up and get hitched!
I only think we will have about 50-60 people attending. My FI is absolutely the love of my life and I want to incorporate a lot of personal touches for our kids and us...but still get a little loose and have fun!
My first wedding was so stinking formal and "staged" that I really want a place that we can make "ours" and truly just have a super decked out party! Like a super fun cocktail hour that may continue afterwards in some local pubs and bars. Send the kids home with the grandparents and just party the night away. That's totally us!
I have checked out most of the places on the knot...so, if any of you have out of the box suggestions, I would love to hear them.