My (basically) fiance and I are planning on getting married in December of 2013. He's in the Marine Corps stationed in Japan right now and won't be back in the states until then. I'm going to visit him in March, and that's when he'll officially propose (and we'll tell people), but we want to get started on plans right now because the sooner the better, of course.
The plan originally was to get married in April when he came back to the states, but with all the paperwork and rules with marrying the military it makes more sense to do so in December. We wanted the whole outdoor'/barn/rustic theme, but with how much snow we get and everything like that it's not plausible for December.
So, really all I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for venues and what not in December that could still pull off the rustic theme and what not. We're looking for more Central Minnesota area, including the Twin Cities possibly, or maybe slightly up North. Honestly we're open to anything MN/WI/IA area so long as it fits our budget (~$10k) and what we're looking for.
We don't want to settle just because the military complicates everything! Thanks in advance, by the way.