Hey all you ladies!
So last week me and FI took a week long trip to MI where we are planning our wedding. We went to spend tie with family but also to hash out some really big things for the wedding. I Also have to tell you all how much I love my family, because they had some surprises for me that were very generous.
1. FI saw the reception venue, and we signed the contract, we are sending in the refundable deposit next week. We are having our reception at the hall of the Catholic church that my Aunt goes too. Even though me and FI do not belong to that church they were wonderful to work with and were totally ok with the fact that we are not members. This place is blank slate. We can bring in any caterer's we want and we can provide the alcohol ourselves. The biggest surprise, my aunt came with us, since she knows the people there and then once we agreed we were going to use the place, she decided that she was going to pay for the rental of the hall, as a wedding gift to me and my FI. SQUEEEEEEEEEE. My aunt is the most wonderful person in the world!!!
2. Me and FI decided on a Ceremony spot!!! There is a park/ Golf Course right around the corner from my Grand parents place. It's beautiful with lots of trees. And it has a bridge that crosses the river on the grounds that I'm going to be using as my entrance. They're letting us do it for a very small fee. The park, which used to be a golf course, just got handed over to the neighborhood association and they have decided to keep it a park, and they're letting us use the clubhouse to get ready and everything. We'll be the first couple to get married there since they did the hand-over. SO excited
3. I met with the florist that has done the flowers for my grandparent's house for years. I've seen their work and its absolutely beautiful. We got a super reasonable quote for the flowers for the ceremony, WP and Reception, and they gave us a military discount since my mom is retired Navy and my dad is a retired Marine. Came it at under $600. Which made me extremely happy. Then when we leave after agreeing to meet with the florist in January (the next time me and FI will be in MI for wedding planning), to hand in the deposit and everything. My wonderful Nana announces that she is going to pay for our flowers! Again I LOVE MY WONDERFUL FAMILY!
4. we got a quote to rent linens and looked at rental places for chairs and tents (in case it rains).
I feel so accomplished and am super excited. I also am incredibly grateful to my family for choosing to help us pay for the wedding after me and FI had decided to foot the entire bill ourselves.
So ladies, sorry for how long this was, but how are your wedding plans coming? What things have you accomplished this summer wither school/ wedding/ or life related?