Ugh, why do weekends always go by so fast? Why??? I’m sorry I’m being a bit whiny today. It’s just that I’m not such a big fan of being an adult lately. Anyone else have those days (or weeks or months)? I’ll admit it, I miss having spring breaks and summer breaks. Is it too late for me to become a teacher?
One of the upsides to being an adult though is that you get to have a wedding : ) This weekend, I started the search for my dream wedding venue which led me to the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Columbia, SC. I know what you’re probably thinking…A zoo? Really, Stacie? Hear me out, the wedding and reception would be in the botanical gardens which is across the river from the zoo, so no gross elephant smells!
This is the actual ceremony site which is so gorgeous. They hold their weddings right around sunset which is the perfect time to me. I also like that this venue is a pretty much one stop shop. The catering is handled onsite and with views like this decorating would be a breeze. The only thing that worries me about this venue is the size. The ceremony space seats 150. Right now, I have around 200 on my guest list (rough draft). But aren’t you supposed to send out more invites? Not everyone who is invited will come…how do you gage this?
This is the reception space. I loved the floors and the outdoor patio. I would have to do some hardcore praying for good weather! I still need to get a proposal from the catering manager for food and beverages to make sure this venue is within budget (99% sure it will be). I guess, the biggest thing I have to consider with this venue is the size and unpredictability of booking an outdoor venue. I can already tell from my meeting that the staff at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden would be a dream to work with!
I’m looking at a few other venues and hope to visit another one this weekend. Let’s see…other wedding related news…not too much honestly. I think the only thing that we have 100% set in stone is who are bridesmaids and groomsmen will be. I will be sharing that soon once everyone has been asked.
Let’s see, what else happened this weekend? I did some spring cleaning. Boring, but had to be done! Zac got to go to the Master’s. The only way I would forgive him for going without me was if he brought me one of the famed pimento cheese sandwiches and something from the gift shop.
My take on the world famous pimento cheese sandwich (I’m not exaggerating, it really is)? It was pretty good. Being from the South, I’ve had my fair share of pimento cheese over the years. I can honestly say that my friend’s grandma makes the best I’ve ever tasted. The Augusta National needs to give her a call! Then again, I’ve heard that part of the charm of the sandwich is eating it on the course with a cold beer in hand. Maybe next year I’ll get to try it as it’s intended to be eaten. Hear that Augusta National ticket people?
Ahhh, a girl can dream!
What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about being an adult?
Did you do anything fun this weekend?
My married friends, is there some secret formula to figuring out how many people will come to your wedding based on how many invites you send?