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POLL: IF MONEY WASN'T AN OBJECT.....

Would you have chosen a different venue? If so, which one? I honestly don't know if i would have. I may have added TO my wedding, but I was really really happy with Florentine. If I had to choose another, I would have had a destination wedding and paid for all my guests....
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    edited December 2011
    yes, we would have gotten married at Yankees Stadium, said our vows, throw out the first pitch, had the players hold bats up while we walk under them, go into the dugout to meet the players and get autographs and then the CH would follow. 
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    Danes983Danes983 member
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    edited December 2011
    I probably would have chosen West Mount CC.  I know a lot of girls on here are having weddings there.  They quoted me $200 ++ for NYE 2010.  There is no way I could afford $254 a person with a guest list of 235.
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    edited December 2011
    Only if i had alot of extra money, the only other venue i would have switched to would be the pleasantdale chateau...other than that im very happy w/ my venue and how everything turned out...but between having the candy buffet and cigar bar, i had alot at the wedding and very happy w/ it
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    Danes983Danes983 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ditto on Yankee Stadium Brad.  We got engaged there this year.  I called them for a wedding $18K just to rent the place. No food or anything was included in that. WOWZA!
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    edited December 2011
    No - My venue was really out of our range, but we decided to cut back on other things to go there.  I am really excited.  Now destination weddings are an entire different story :)  Not even sure where I would choose to go-  Definately tropical. 
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    edited December 2011
    dana, I wasnt allowed to propose at Yankee Stadium, there were rules
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    edited December 2011
    Loews Jersey. But I'd also have to cut my guest list a whole lot, so I guess that never really would've worked.
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    edited December 2011
    Yes, I would have picked a venue more aesthetically appealing from the outside probably. Something with more grounds than the Atrium.
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    edited December 2011
    No, I always loved and wanted to get married at the Bernards Inn.  
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    Danes983Danes983 member
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    edited December 2011
    Brad- you werent allowed?  Your FI made rules. LOL.  Funny
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    We maybe would have actually looked into NY Public Library (which had I think a $40,000 rental fee, plus it was basically a blank slate that would require extensive lighting, decorations and such), but I don't know that we would have wanted a city wedding either way.Truly no object -- something awesome at a vineyard in Italy or France, and we would maybe charter a jet to fly everyone in (or at least everyone coming from the same area) and put them up in a hotel and such.
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    Danes, in Brad's defense, I personally would have been extremely humiliated and disappointed if my husband had proposed in Yankee Stadium.  Not everyone is into the jumbotron proposal.
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    Angie550Angie550 member
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    edited December 2011
    I would say Florentine.  I didnt really allow myself to look at places that were out of our range so I am not sure.
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    We really wanted the Liberty Science Center ... it's a stone's throw from our church, it has great views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty (nice treat for out-of-state guests), and FI is a science teacher so that would've tied in nicely as well. We had our senior farewell dinner there when I was in college, and so I figured that it couldn't be TOO expensive if our school could spring for that. But to be fair, this was also right before their major renovations. I contacted them and it would've been around $10K just to rent the space, and then $150-200pp+ for food and drinks on top of that.Plus I spent a good deal of time drooling over this photo - how cool would this have been for cocktail hour (butler-served drinks)?[img]http://tinyurl.com/ycqaja2[/img]Oh well. Probably just as well, since they had big budget problems a while back and had to lay off a ton of workers (sucks, I felt so bad for them). Wouldn't want to give them a hefty deposit only to have them close the week before our wedding.
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    edited December 2011
    thanks upperseast, that is twice today Rules were as follows, 1. no jumbotron at yankee stadium, we have season tix, and she boos when she sees the weddign proposals 2. cant be in public, like in a restaurant, or where other people are around 3. I couldnt tell anyone that I bought the ring or we were getting engaged before she knew. 
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    Danes983Danes983 member
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    edited December 2011
    Uppereast... I am not making fun of Brad at all. I just was commenting that it was told to him he couldnt do it there.  Not every proposal at Yankee Stadium is embaressing. I did NOT have a jumbotron proposal. It was quite and unexpected.  The only thing that brought attention to me was the flowers he bought me.
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    edited December 2011
    No, but I would be paying more travel costs for OOT guests.
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    edited December 2011
    I think I would have gone with something like the Four Seasons in HI. It would be the perfect pairing of FI's style and mine.
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    Danes983Danes983 member
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    edited December 2011
    Brad- She seems very specific... I also laughed bc I have rules for everything (really I am so anal) but I did not have rules for this which is odd.  I am sure whatever you did was perfect for the two of you.  Although it does seem cliche since I wasnt on the jumbotron it made it that much more special.
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    grace_anngrace_ann member
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    edited December 2011
    nope - our place (clarks landing) was a bit pricey for us anyways but we fell in love with it but i would add on more stuff they offer if we could
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    edited December 2011
    I didnt think you were making fun Danes, but even more shocking and I am sure it will tear the fibers of the knot in two, when I tell you that in return, I have rules for her dress.  That is right, you heard it.  Can the knot handle this?
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    edited December 2011
    jasna polana in princeton.
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    edited December 2011
    I'd love to hear the rules you have for a grown woman regarding a dress only she has to wear - and only she has a right to pick out!
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    edited December 2011
    this could be controversial too, she picked out her engagement ring..... Danes just cause you kinda inquired, I proposed at sunset in a park on the banks of the charles River in boston, which is her favorite city, I know, the two biggest yankee fans got engaged in boston.
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    edited December 2011
    I picked out my engagemnet ring too!If money was not an object I think it would have been Bonnet Island.
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    edited December 2011
    I think it’s interesting that someone who found a carnival themed wedding so unbelievably tacky would have their wedding at Yankee stadium.
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    edited December 2011
    We would have gone to Seasons but with our guest list it would have cost an easy $12k more. Plus most of our guests are from out of state, they will be blown away by a regular NJ cocktail hour, it didn't need to be so over the top. If money was really no object we would have also flown our immediate family to Hawaii and gotten married there. Also, I picked my setting out...he picked the center stone. I don't think that's controversial.
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    mrsdevilguymrsdevilguy member
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    edited December 2011
    If it money wasn't an object would've gone somewhere more aesthetically pleasing - possibly along the river in Red Bank.
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    mrsdevilguymrsdevilguy member
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    edited December 2011
    brad - I semi picked out my ring. I narrowed it down to a few but I made him pick from there.
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    I also picked out my own ring, pretty much. I e-mailed him a list of about 5 choices, said which was my favorite (the one I got) and he liked it as well so he got me that one. Brad, your proposal was actually FI's original plan ... if my ring wasn't delivered about 2 hours late.
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