I proposed some time ago to my girlfriend and since then there’s been a continuing trend of questions about the wedding, mostly about the date, and here’s where the wedding journey begins, and we seem to hit an impass.
I think we should chose the venue before the date, and my fianceé thinks we should have the date before the venue. She wants a date to tell everyone and work to, mainly because everyone asks about a date and seems to place the most importance on it, and I want the venue that we both love before setting a date.
So what’s best?
In my mind I want to find the place for the wedding as during the day the most important things are going to be how well you and your guests are looked after, the drink, the food, and the accomodation, and perhaps not in that order either.
If we head off and choose a date my fear is that we’re forced to find somewhere we both love before we run out of time, and what happens if we don’t? Well we have a date so we’ll just have to grab somewhere that will take us. Okay, I’m being a little melodramatic there, but it could so easily happen, especially the rate we’re going through venues.
So in my head I have it that my fianceé looks at places with her bridesmaid and mother and finds a place she loves, and then I’ll come across with my practical head and thing about photo locations, staff, accomodation, costs, all those things, and if they pass both tests then we have our place. Then it’s simply looking at their bookings, adding our name in and getting on with the rest.
I really am concerned about trying to find the right place before a specific date, because we might just not find it.
So far there have been a few possibles. Royal Terrace Hotel in Edinburgh and Airth Castle not far from Stirling, both very different choices, and in an hours time I’m off to see B Hall which my fiancee has already visited.
I’ll give you a little of the pros and cons of each of the places we’ve seen in other posts, but for now I’ll leave you to consider. Date or venue?