When I was planning my wedding almost ten years ago, I remember there were ups and downs in the planning process. We had issues with the contact at our venue, because he was a general manager and not a true wedding coordinator. So, my concerns weren’t always concerns for him. To this day, I remember telling Tom, “I’m done with him, you have to deal with this!” And, almost 10 years later, I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised when my early planning for the renewal took a downward spiral.
This week, I decided to talk a little bit about disappointments when planning a wedding and how I’m “dealing” with them. (As my husband reads this, he is either rolling his eyes or laughing hysterically…) Anyway, with our “special date” (Friday, September 21st) has come some special issues. One vendor that I knew I wanted to have included in the event is actually going to be IN a wedding on the same weekend and couldn’t be at my renewal. Then, the first venue (we’ll call this Venue A) we researched, visited and really liked had another couple who was holding on “our” date.
So, we moved on to a new venue (we’ll call this Venue B). We took the family for a visit on Saturday and Tom really loved it. I could see my vision coming to life as I looked at the old brick and tall ceilings. We said, “book it!”. At 11:30pm that same night, we found out that someone scooped our date up for their rehearsal dinner. Ahhhhh!!! But, Venue B could do the renewal on the following Friday, September 28th. Hmmm…interesting twist…oh yeah, and that one vendor that I really wanted, would be available on the 28th too. Can you say, “wrench in plans?”
Today, I was notified that Venue A, has opened back up for our actual anniversary and planned renewal date of September 21st. What?!??!!?!?!?
So, as I sit here today, I’m faced with a dilemma….we could have our anniversary date as our renewal date and Venue A. Or, we could have the renewal one week later, not on our anniversary, and have the vendor I really want and Venue B. How important is the date? I’m not sure.
At the advice of some great friends that I had dinner with last night, I’m putting my dilemma to a vote. So, if you think we should keep our anniversary date of 9/21 and have the renewal at Venue A, vote “A”. If you think we should move the event to 9/28 and have the renewal at Venue B, and get the bonus of our special vendor, vote “B”. Just leave your letter (and any comments/advice) below or on the Facebook post. Looking forward to hearing your vote!!
Oh, and sharing a beautiful photo with some details that I want for my renewal!