I got engaged in February and since then have been planning for a country wedding. There are a few problems that I have run into in my quest for the perfect day.
Issue #1: It seems to me like everything in the "Local Vendors" section is for St. Louis and the area immediately surrounding it. That's great, it really is but I'm from Effingham, IL and with the very tight budget that I'm trying to work with, anything from St. Louis just won't work. Does anyone have any suggestions for vendors around me? I would ask my married friends but they all had budgets that were twice what mine is.
Issue #2: I also have been warring with myself over the alcohol situation. I don't want anyone under the age of 21 at the wedding (aside from RB and FG) but I also don't want to feel responsible for anyone who decides to get thoroughly plastered and then do something stupid such as drive. Do I have to provide alcohol or can I go all-out country and make it BYOB?
Issue #3: I've only been to one wedding in my entire life and wasn't privy to all the planning details. Basically what I'm saying with this is: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING! I've read just about every article on this site and many others but I'm still lost. Any pointers?
I ask a lot, I know I do but things have gotten to the point where I have been medicated to calm me down and even that's not working. Maybe all I need is a little support from others planning their special day too. You never know....