I am having a dilemma where I can’t decide which venue to go with. We have a very small budget anyway since we’re saving for our mortgage (at age 20 and 23 - please no nasty age comments!). We‘re hoping to spend around £5k max and my parents are helping us with the dress etc. This is also probably going to be super rambly so go easy on me...
On the one hand we have a venue called Limpley Stoke Hotel who provide a package day for £2,750 which covers everything right down to the DJ for the evening. The only problems I’m having are that firstly, it’s a best western hotel, I’m scared people will arrive and be like “great another cheap and boring wedding”... I don’t know? Secondly, Since it’s very local and very cheap I feel like every week I’m seeing a new picture uploaded to Facebook where somebody I know‘s relative has got married there! I know it sounds a little stupid but I’d like our day to be unique but would that make it less special... I don’t know 🤔
Our other choice of venue is Rook Lane Chapel in Frome, again a lovely venue but it’s very blank canvas. £1200 for 7 hour hire, and £90 per hour after, so again, reasonably cheap. The only things they provide is the bar, the chairs and obviously the venue itself. It’s a beautiful old building with a modern twist and it was exactly what we wanted until we started telling everyone about it and they ask questions like “does it include a MC” - silly little things but they’ve made me think about whether I want all the stress of initially finding the suppliers at the right price and making sure they don’t cancel. Also since it’s all in one room there would have to be a turnaround during the drinks reception and I’m unsure who I can rely on to do this!
My OH is open to whatever I want to do and says that he doesn’t care, he likes both, he just wants to marry me which is definitely super annoying but eh.
Please let me know your opinions im in need of some fellow bride-to-be’s input!