Hello soon-to-be newly weds,
So my fiancee and I are starting to look at venues. I've just been booking appointments and we've been showing up and sort of surprising them with the whole two brides thing. This has worked out well sort of because those that were a little rude about it have been taken off the list, those that didn't flinch and have done other "commitment ceremonies" and offered to help find us a officiant have stayed on the list. But I kind of feel bad for spring it on the nice guys who might be surprised, but clearly have no issue with it. I call stating I'm planning a wedding reception b/c I am having a wedding, even if NJ calls it a civil union. My fiancee and I both hate that term and are not fans of "commitment ceremony" either. It's a wedding, we're getting married, she'll be my wife, laws be damned.
How did you all approach making appointments to see venues? I live in NJ so for the most part people are pretty cool, but there's always a dinosaur lurking abouts trying to put a damper on our wedding planning.
Any other gay couple planning their big day in NJ??