I think we have a venue for our reception. Yay! I haven't seen it in person--only in photographs. Fiance and parents went to look at it and loved it. It's an old house that is currently a museum. It has beautiful hardwoods inside and a great porch. I am so excited. It seems pretty perfect. We really wanted outdoor space, but didn't want to rely on the weather too much. If the weather is good, then we can make extensive use of the porch. And, if it's raining cats and dogs, we just move inside. Perfect. Plus, we really really wanted to avoid a banquet hall. We wanted something unique. And I think we have found it. I will post more once we have signed on the dotted line and paid our deposit.
In other news, fiance was skeptical about an earlier reception. He decided he really wanted dancing. So, we are back to an evening reception (wedding at 4pm, reception from 5-9). This doesn't really change our concept, except we are adding more food--stations instead of just passed hors d'ouerves. Oh, and we don't have to get up super early to start getting ready.
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