This is an embarrassing post for me… So for those of you who actually know me or follow me on Twitter, you might have heard or read me being super stressed out about finding a new venue. You see, when I lost my job before Christmas, I had to really sit down and re-evaluate our budget and how much we could realistically save in addition to what we already had to spend on the wedding. I thought that our original venue, The Sam Davis Home, wouldn't work out, especially with having to rent a tent. I freaked out at our quote for rentals and immediately started looking for cheaper options.
Well we spent like 2 months frantically searching for another budget-friendly venue. We found a few options, including one that offered accommodations for our out of town guests. We spent alot of time talking with this venue (who shall remain unnamed) and we were pretty much ready to book it until they kind of took back their word on an arrangement that we thought we had reached. Basically this put this particular venue back out of our budget range and they weren't willing to negotiate with us. At the end of the day I'm glad we're not having the wedding there because I just don't think or feel that they were all that interested in making our day special. They only had one thing in mind, and I'm sure you know what that is. (Hint: $$$)
After many tears and freakouts I sat down with my mom and looked at our numbers. We got quotes from different rental companies, caterers, etc and just added up all the costs. It turns out… Sam Davis Home is our cheapest option after all. Even with the tent, which if we use a certain rental company we can cancel if we end up not needing it for a reasonable fee. Woo Hoo!
I just feel so embarrassed for putting myself, E, and my family through all the stress. Sometimes you have to figure out things the hard way, or take a longer path to realize what works best. But now we're back to our original plan, which is what we wanted all along. I don't know exactly what I've learned from all this, but I do know that I've figured out that it's best to walk away from people who aren't interested in making their potential customers happy. I'm excited and ready to move forward with planning all the fabulous details of our day. I am such a procrastinator- it just wouldn't be my wedding if I wasn't scrambling at the last minute to figure everything out. 🙂
Thanks for listening and letting me share all the ups and downs with you.