#WeddingWednesday - The Venue Process

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

So, today I am so excited to share that Ben and I finally have found the perfect place to celebrate our love. The venue process was extremely stressful for me and I was very surprised that this is actually one of the hardest parts about planning your big day.

In the start of planning, I thought that finding the venue would be super easy. Well, let me tell you, it's not. I pretty much toured every venue in and around Charlotte and fell in love when I toured Alexander Homestead.

I want to share some tips on how we picked our venue that could help all you bride to be's in making this decision. First off, if you have a dream venue still go out and look at other venue's. Alexander Homestead was not even on my list at first and was the last venue I toured. Second, listen to your heart. Even at my dream venue, I didn't get an instant feeling when I toured except for the fact that is was so beautiful. When we starting touring here at Alexander Homestead, I was standing where I would meet my dad for him to walk me down the aisle and I literally starting crying right then and there. Everything just felt right. You will know when you find the perfect place. Lastly, work on your time. Do not let others pressure you into making a decision or rushing to find a location so you can get married sooner. Ben proposed in April and we secured our venue in August. You and your beau will be so much happier finding the perfect venue on your time!

On top of it all, I also prayed consistently. Asking to be lead in the right direction and for him to show us a sign when it was right. It all fell into place within our own timing and we couldn't be any happier. So, September 2017 I will get to marry my absolute favorite person in this world.

Next on the to-do list is getting our engagement party together and nailing down a photographer. I will keep you updated along the way. I am so excited to take you all on this journey with us and to be of any assistance to future bride's. This process is so fun and very stressful all in one! Feel free to leave me a comment below or shoot me any email if you have any wedding questions or need any advice. I'd LOVE to help!