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Need Venue Help!

My fiance and I are in the process of deciding on a venue in Birmingham, AL. We have visited multiple sites and have narrowed it down to 2 very different venues. There are multiple aspects from each venue that I absolutely love--like if I could just combine the 2 venues it would be perfect! On the other hand FI has decided on one of them, but I am not 100% sold. His response is that it doesn't matter what his opinion is because ultimately it is my day. I really like that he's excited and involved in the wedding planning so I am not in agreement with him notion that his opinion doesn't matter. So I need some opinions from someone on how to make this decision! One very important question for me: Is a venue that is basically "all inclusive" as far as catering/florals/alcohol more or less expensive/worth it in the long run than a venue who allows outside vendors for these things. Thanks in advance for any of your thoughts!
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Re: Need Venue Help!

  • climbingwifeclimbingwife NYC 'burbs
    10000 Comments Fifth Anniversary 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    I ended up going with a one-stop venue. We're having our ceremony and reception there. They provide everything. The way I looked at it was this: the less vendors I had to deal with, the better. I wanted a very easy planning process and so far, it has been. 

  • NYCMercedesNYCMercedes BOS, NYC, DC. Forever a city girl
    Sixth Anniversary 2500 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    First and foremost is your fiance. We chose all inclusive for the simplicity.
  • It depends on what your priorities are. We chose a "raw space" venue and hiring/coordinating all the vendors was definitely a pain in the ass, but it was worth it to us because we wanted a more casual feel than we could get elsewhere and we saved a lot of money. An all-inclusive is definitely easier!
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