Last night Matt and I Googled our hearts out trying to find some more wedding venue options since our Tampa visit was a flop. During this Google marathon a few things popped into our heads:
- This would be A LOT easier if our guest list was under 100. But unfortunately for us we are blessed with huge, loving families and friends that we could never dream of not inviting. Shucks
- This would also be easier if we lived in the city we want to be married in. Venues look very different in person vs online and driving 4hours to Tampa or 7 hours to Miami isn’t an everyday option.
- I am a lot pickier than I thought I was. In the beginning my only requirement was “No banquet hall”. I have spent my life in bar mitzvahs, quincineras, weddings, anniversary parties, dances, etc and would be perfectly happy to never see a banquet hall again. But apparently I am also not interested in country clubs, hotels, certain restaurants, or most indoor options. Yes, I am annoying.
- South Florida summers are actually May-November and since I don’t want a wedding during the holidays I am limited to February-April for the wedding date….like every other bride in South Florida. ugh.
- Buffets are more expensive than plated dinners. My favorite weddings are buffet style. I like to see my options and choose what I want and not be stuck at the table as long. So we agreed that buffet is right for us. I figured this would be cheaper because buffets are not considered as formal as a sit down dinner. I was oh so very wrong.
- Why can’t we elope? No really, why can’t we?
- There is no way to explain to Matt what I mean when I say I want a place that “feels” like my wedding venue and I feel like an absolute crazy person trying to. One day someone will invent a mind reader and I will buy it for Matt so that all of our problems would be solved.
- Some venues consider Jose Cuervo a top shelf tequila. For $30 a person for an open bar I would expect some Patron.
After hours and hours of this, my stomach demanded food so we took a recess for spaghetti and meatballs.
I then snacked on dark chocolate covered pomegranates while trying to explain to Matt why I didn’t want to get married in a casino. Bless his heart. One thing we do agree on is that we want to find a venue ASAP. Once we have the venue we can finally move forward with the other things i.e. FOOD. And I can get back to my usual postings of blurry pics of my feet and ladybugs.
How much say did your significant other have in the wedding planning process?
Are you tired of my wedding talk?
You can be honest because even I’m kinda tired of it. But I could totally talk about this forever too.