Wednesday, February 27, 2008

wedding update

this space is only $300 but only holds 100. you do get 2 smaller rooms along with the school cafeternasuim space (nice stage), bathrooms and a kitchen. there's a bit of lawn too. it shares space with a library so the public uses the same front door to get to the library upstairs, but only from 8-noon. kinda cute bit since i work at a library and my former library boss hooked us up. it has much more availability than the farm so we could go back to a saturday wedding. another plus, since it's cheaper, we can splurge in other areas. downside, fewer people can fit. it's not as close to the house as the barn, but still within an easy distance.
i think the country farm theme would work here as well just not as hoedown-y as with the barn. maybe this could be more of a eastern seaboard theme only neither of us have been to the eastern seaboard. don't worry, i have no shortages of theme ideas.

wedding update

well, there's not much to update. i'm still trying to nail down a venue which will also determine the date. i feel like no progress has been made and that i can't move forward on anything else until i get this step done. i'm such a theme party person that i want to wait for the venue to decide on the theme. pretty nerdy , i know.

so option 1: the green farm barn at denver botanic gardens at chatfield.

super cute right? this site has limited availability in the fall due to other events so we'd be looking at a friday evening wedding. it has a bathroom and a sink inside and not much else, but you do get the outdoor patio plus the lawn areas. they also provide a wedding package for $1300 that gives you this as well.

the polly steel nature center which is a cute little farmhouse that they suggest for your getting ready giggly girls area. full kitchen for warming up things, keep coats and bags in here, another bathroom.

this is the first place i thought of since it's close to the house, and we worked out a down home, country farm theme. potluck reception, picnic blankets on the lawn, fiddlers, drinking tea out of mason jars. bonus is that the corn maze is going on to offer some fun and games for attendees. so a bit pricey but a lot of fun. i like this idea because the fiancee and i come from country farm backgrounds and it's a bit of a homage to our roots. i also love the casual, relaxed aspect of it. the fiancee doesn't mind the cost so much as he knows i am trying to be very budget conscious, but i still cringe at the price tag, espicially when i start adding up all the other things that go into the wedding. my wedding coordinator/gay husband tells me that even with our pie in the sky plans, we are still having a wedding well under normal costs.

so, that's option 1. more to come and as always, comments are appreciated.