Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)
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Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, I’m sure there are a few more newly-engaged couples to join in on the wedding planning conversation. Congrats, by the way!! Before we venture into more options for your upcoming nuptials, let’s quickly recap my original “Planning a Wedding” post: 1) Andy and I are finally “taking the plunge” this year; 2) our guest list was over 400 people; 3) I shared my favorite findings regarding where to purchase a dress, rent tuxedos, and amazing bakeries for that perfect cake; and finally 4) for those who have an extensive guest list (such as mine), I shared some great venue options that can accommodate very large gatherings. Yes, yes…I am sure that most of you reading this blog are waiting for me to explain what I meant by saying “our guest list was over 400 people.” The key word is “was.” After all these years of planning our big day around trying to make everyone else happy, Andy and I have decided to compromise – a lot. It was a difficult decision, but all-in-all we just want to finally get married. We have ultimately decided to cut the list down to simply our kids, parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters. In total we have narrowed the count down to 25 people from over 400. Now that I have explained our new guest count, let’s look into other venue options for those who have a smaller guest list: SMALL-MID SIZE WEDDING VENUES Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation has a plethora of relatively inexpensive venues! One of my favorites is the ever-so-popular Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne. This venue is a beautiful setting for intimate weddings, and they can also host your reception. A few of my other favorite gorgeous venues with Fort Wayne Parks & Rec include: Lakeside Rose Gardens, the Bridal Glen at Foster Park, and the Wells Street Bridge. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Museum in Auburn is a romantic destination with a classic feel! Besides a great indoor venue, you can choose to share your nuptials on the grand staircase if desired! Baker Street Station offers an amazing historic background and detailed scenery for your big day! This former rail station is located in downtown Fort Wayne. MUSIC I am going to take the chance to brag on the musicians that we have booked for our “big day.” Ken Preston plays guitar and Linda Kummernuss plays the violin. This magical duo from Auburn plays all original music in harmony together. Just a couple weeks ago they came to our home and played for us in person, and I had tears in...

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