The date is for 2015, I wanted plenty of time to save up so I have my dream wedding (i'm also having my dress made so I need time and money for that). I wanted an outside evening reception, and indoor or outdoor ceremony. It would be better if it was in the same place, but I'm having a hard time finding a place that is under $2000 and allows you to decorate. I'm very much a DIY person, and would love to string lights outside and butterflies in colored lit lanterns (battery candles-I know there's a fire ban) on the grass, stuff like that. I want to be able to decorate the way I see it in my mind (not overdone but it would be nice to use some of my ideas). But finding a venue that's within budget and requires you to use their caterer (my mom's cooking is just fine) and not decorate or touch anything is becoming harder and harder. I almost cried last night because I was so disappointed at the lack of selection in Colorado, I mean it's Colorado!!!! I'm open to suggestions, please help!