Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Doing the Destination Thing

Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately.  Daniel has been going through some stuff, and I've been trying to figure out a bunch of logistical things.  One of the most important things that has come out of this is that I will not be moving back to California in June.  In fact, I probably won't be back until the end of the summer.

This presents a problem for my wedding.  You see, part of the point of having a long engagement for us was having time to look at venues and make a decision over the summer so that we would be able to book at least a year in advance.  Now, that ain't happening.

I'm not 100% sure what to do about that.  Currently, I am planning on looking at a bunch of venues when I fly to CA for my brother's high school graduation.  But if we don't find something then, I guess we're going to have to wait until we get back to find something.

Unless we decide to do this destination-style.  Which scares the shit out of me.  I'm a little bit of a control freak, and the venue is the most important thing to me, so I REALLY want to see it before we book....but the thing is, if we want a beautiful cheap venue, we really need to book early.

I don't know.  What would you do in my situation?  If we don't find something we like while we're there, would you book something that looked awesome on paper or wait until you could look at venues in person?

1 comment:

  1. :( I'm sad you won't be out here sooner. But yeah, I think it depends on exactly how good it looks on paper. To book a venue from off-site, you would first need to have a LOT of contact with their sales manager (email -maybe even on the phone). Also, if you think there's anything the online pictures aren't showing, send a friend or family member there and have them take a TON of pictures. The same room from multiple angles, etc. Then, google the heck out of it. Find other weddings from there, read yelp reviews, etc etc etc. It takes a lot of reserach, but it can be done. Many event planners book venues sight unseen simply because they are working with so many events and don't have the time or money to trave to each and every place. You just have to know the right questions to ask. If you consider this route, we can talk more about it.


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