That’s an immediate “no” if the air conditioner isn’t even running when we get inside the building
Planning a wedding with my fiance has been a tortuous experience. I thought that it would be easy enough to set a budget and then make quick decisions based on that budget. Unfortunately, we learned that you have to make a ton of compromises if you don’t have a flexible or unlimited budget. And when you want to please your partner and give her the best possible wedding that you can both afford, you don’t want to be the bad guy who constantly says no to one thing or another. But despite our best efforts, that’s exactly what we had to do. Between the catering companies, the venue costs, photography, entertainment, decorations and design, and clothing and make-up, I was starting to lose my mind with the endless costs. Since we were planning a mid July wedding ceremony, we opted against a sweltering outdoor venue where everyone would be dripped in sweat. Instead, we specifically looked at venues with good indoor climate control. You have to wear heavy attire in wedding ceremonies, so it made sense to have good air conditioning regardless of the season. I figured this would be easy enough, but the first few locations we checked out were terrible. They felt hot the moment we walked inside to speak with the coordinators that work onsite. That’s an immediate “no” if the air conditioner isn’t even running when we get inside the building. We instead found a place that is a 20 minute drive from our house, but it’s beautiful with lots of windows and a view of the lake out the back. The best part was having the option to take some of the ceremony outdoors if the weather permits on the day of our wedding.