Okay, here’s the deal. We have decided that we like the Bellhurst and if we did it anywhere else and had it catered, it might be just as expensive if not more for what we are doing. BUT, every Saturday from July through October is taken. We liked Labor Day weekend, but that Sunday is taken also. So no matter what we do, I am looking at a Friday or Sunday wedding. How does everyone feel about Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 (which is Labor day). It would make for a long weekend for everyone and the day is available. Plus, either way you look at it, people traveling would have to take a day off (either Friday or the follwong day after the weekend). This wouldn’t affect anyone back at home though.
The plan is this: We could use the entire weekend to get things prepared. Sunday would be a huge rehearsal dinner picnic with all attendees of the wedding invited. We plan to have a pig roast (which I believe David’s family said they will cover) and David’s mom (with David’s help) will do a lot of cooking. This way we might get a little of the Puerto Rican culture intermixed through the food! I thought maybe my family, David and I, could possibly splurge for clams to do a clam bake, we could do hotdogs, and everyone could bring a dish to pass. We thought this would be a lot of fun for everyone involved (not to mention cheaper than having everyone to dinner somewhere). Then Monday would be a late ceremony (undetermined where as of yet b/c David is not confirmed, so possibly at the Bellhurst unless confirmation doesn’t matter to be married in the church) and followed by decadent horsduevres and cocktails in their new ballroom.
What does everyone think? I don’t want people traveling to be upset, but at this point I am kinda limited on dates. Please let me know what everyone thinks, because we would like to book as soon as possible.