I am getting married in the mountains this July. Our reception was to be at a small restaurant in their private room. Unfortunately we have no contract and the woman who owns the restaurant has been unresponsive. We haven't talked to her since last August when we set up the plans, and now she won't return calls or e-mails. Now I am starting to get nervous that we won't be able to have our reception there anymore. I've called other places but guess what?! Everything else is now booked. We are expecting 30 or so guests, 99% of them from out of state, and now it looks like we'll have nowhere to go after the ceremony. I am really worried now and I am starting to think that I should postpone the wedding, or just go elope somewhere. Our budget is only $5k and we have no help from our families.
I don't know what to do, I just feel like crying. My fiance and I are both doctoral students, so we don't have a whole lot of time to do planning as it is and so far I've felt very unsuccessful - we've changed ceremony sites already and are desperate (the wedding will be in Rocky Mtn National Park).