Hi Everyone! Congratulations on your engagements!!
My wonderful fiance and I were relocated to Harford county Maryland this month for his job. He is originally from WI and I am originally from NH; we relocated from RI.
We are in our mid-twenties and have been dating since June 2010. We were engaged on Labor Day weekend this year! I am so so so excited to marry him, but I'm already so overwhelmed by this process that I'm growing weary of planning and we haven't even started yet!
I am totally clueless about venue spaces (and everything else) in the area and would deeply appreciate any guidance. Here are the broad details:
We aren't sure about our date... anytime from May 2013-October 2013.
Fiance wants outside wedding with a waterview if possible, and we are not religious at all.
I'd like to have an inside reception, and because we have all out of town guests and hope to have an open bar, onsite accommodations would be preferred.
Our guest list is 200, but due to making EVERYONE travel, we anticipate 100-125 guests in attendance.
My parents are generously contributing ~$15,000 but fiance and I are able to save too. We have a professional photographer and makeup/hair artist in the family, so those are pretty well taken care of!
I looked at The Oaks and loved it, but can't seem to get a handle on pricing there. We are going to the Aug 5 bridal show in hopes of inspiration!
Can anyone provide direction in terms of venue space? I think that if we can nail that down, that'll help us pick our date and we can go from there. Much appreciation!