First I gotta say, this website is AMAZING! So many helpful articles and people, so thank you all in advance!
I just got engaged last week and we plan to have the wedding August 16 2013.
Because it's only 4 months away we understand the urgency of booking things quickly, especially the venue(s). Obviously we can't really continue with our other projects until we have the venue picked out. Like sending out invitations ASAP is a must because it's going to be out of state.
Ugh, anyways... we need HELP please!
Our budget is low... $5,000 for the wedding, total. But we also don't wan't to get married underneath a bridge lol.
The other thing is that we would really like to have alcohol at our wedding. We won't be serving cocktails or anything. We plan on getting a couple of kegs. So the location would have to allow for that as well. We don't plan on serving dinner so a catering requirement is definitely out, unless they will only force us to serve cheap appetizers.
The ceremony we plan to be small (immediate family only) and the reception is where everyone else would be invited. This of course can change depending on the location, and we are more than willing to use 2 locations if it ends up being the best option, financially.
We are open to any ideas/suggestions. Outdoors would be preferred for the reception and could go either way for the ceremony. Thank you all so very much!!
... btw does everybody else have one hell of a time getting venues to freakin' CALL YOU BACK?! Good lord, I've called 6 specific venues every single day since Monday and only 1 person has called back. One place I actually spoke to a person and she told me she would email me all the details within an hour and confirmed my email address... she blew me off, never sent me an email or called me back lol. I just don't get it! Isn't this a large part of their business? Why would I trust them to host my wedding if they can't even return my constant phone calls / follow through with agreements. It's insane, is this :seriously: what planning a wedding is all about?! This alone should be reason enough for people to never divorce and re-marry! rofl!
Jason & Vanessa