For years, I had wanted our wedding at a hotel overlooking the Detroit river (the place Chris asked me to be his girlfriend and also proposed to me). Of course I had to be responsible and make sure we explored all options, so we received quotes from over 20 venues near us.
Right away, it became overwhelmingly obvious that we were in trouble. My first choice locations were wayyyyy over budget. I’m talking over budget in base fee alone. Of course, that’s not including drinks, bar fees, and all of the other crazy fees. Did you know that there is a fee to play music in a hall in Canada? or a cake cutting fee? I didn’t.
Take a look at some photos of the hall, entrance, and bar below:
Basically, moral of the story is don’t rule anything out. Be diligent and don’t overspend just because you don’t think you can find what you want. Explore many options. Dont give up.
The truth is that if we would have chosen the venue that I was set on, we would have been way over our heads in terms of debt. I don’t regret the decision at all, because in the end…this is all for just one day.
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