Well Ladies, I just added up again how much this wedding is going to cost. I have been pretty ...
So the other day I posted that the whole planning process was getting to be too much for me. FH and I talked and we decided to just limit our guest list to about 85 (including us and our bridal party) and have it at a smaller venue.
I am completely happy with this and feel even more at ease! Plus doing it this way we can move the date up even more and splurge for other things like our honeymoon and new furniture lol.
Now i'm just researching more intimate venues around us and I think I have found one that would be perfect! It's the Prairie Avenue Gallery (formerly The Keith House) in a historic district in Chicago. It is even near a beautiful park with a great fountain and old trees for us to take pictures. I just emailed and called the coordinator there and hopefully she calls me back in the morning.
Really happy that I made the decision to cut the list down and minimize alot of things. I know alot of people will be upset, especially since I won't be inviting anyone under the age of 18 so alot of my cousins and 2nd cousins won't be invited. The only underage people who will be there will be my 9 year old sister and my two boys who will be 2 and 1 at the time and their babysitter will pick them up after the ceremony. So if people are upset, I at least hope that they will understand and still come and support us anyway. If not oh well, the nuptials will still happen! Lol
Now I'm trying to convince myself to not add blue to our colors. But black, purple and blue sounds really pretty right about now lol