Hi everyone, my name is Meg and this is the first post I've made on any boards here on The Knot. To be honest, I never saw myself getting married and now I'm starting to feel a bit in over my head! My fiance and I are engaged since last Friday, and we decided to have our wedding this August. Smart, I know. I guess what I need help with is finding a good park or other area for an outdoor ceremony and reception. I can't emphasize how much of an anti-bride I feel like I am. I'm not having a bridal party, I won't be spending any money on flowers, my family and I will be preparing the food ourselves. We basically need a nicer area to set up a large tent, that will allow us to have booze and not kick us out as soon as the sun goes down. Ideally, we are looking in the Ann Arbor area, but anywhere in the Metro Detroit area is up for consideration. Our budget is low, a free park would be perfect, but we are willing to spend a few hundred on the site itself, not counting the tent rental. I looked into some Metro Parks in the area, but I have yet to venture to any of them myself, and their policies on alcohol and closing times aren't usually clear. Looking for suggestions, you ladies seem to know all there is the know about weddings!
Thanks a bunch in advance!