Yes, you read correctly. November 2012. Date is somewhat flexible, as long as it is on a Saturday or Sunday. At the moment I am thinking the 11th.
I am looking for a venue that I can have the ceremony and reception at the same place.
Thing is, its only going to be 15 people, max. including me & the future hubby. I was considering the backyard of his mom's but I'm thinking with the weather and all the renting of things, it would quickly get out of budget. I am fine with somewhere like a restaurant or something nice and cozy, but I just don't know the area well enough to find something.
We aren't going to have a first dance or anything like that, no bridal party, just a simple JOP ceremony and a little celebration afterwards.
We aren't looking to spend a lot of money. If I have to pay for a venue, I would prefer it to be a few hundred ($100-$400). I know that is ridiculously cheap for a wedding, but given how small it is, I just cannot justify spending a large amount on an empty space.
Would love any suggestions.
On the other hand, what does anyone think about the backyard wedding in November? My future mother in law just got her backyard landscaped, has a fire pit and its very nice. She has a pool as well, so that takes up a lot of room, but I think there would be enough room for a large table for 15 or so people. If we did the backyard, I would probably do during the day, like lunch time, so that we can utilise the daylight and I don't have to worry about lighting and whatnot. I'm not sure about a back up plan though, in case it rains.
Also, it has to be in November this year, for reasons I won't disclose, but definitely cannot be pushed back. Even if we had the money, we're not big party kind of people, so some people have suggested a courthouse wedding for now and a bigger reception later, but the reception would only be the 15 people, so it would be silly not to do them on the same day.
I would really appreciate opinions, ideas and suggestions
also, would love anything out-of-the-box - somewhere pretty you know of, a nice restaurant.. whatever!