I got engaged less than a month ago and started planning right away.... but found it very difficult to find a venue for next year! The first few I heard back from were 100% booked every single Saturday in 2014 (what?!). My first choice was to get married in September, but we found a venue we really like, and the only dates they had available were in August, so August 16th it is!
The venue is super flexible and we can basically bring whatever food, alcohol, decorations we want, so that is exciting! Lots of opportunities. It's all outside on a big wooded property, with an air conditioned tent and the nicest porta-potties I have ever seen (seriously!)
Did anyone else have a hard time finding a venue?