Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Location Option

This is our #1 choice for our wedding location. This gorgeous house was built in 1924 and is a fairly popular wedding venue in our town.

It is gorgeous. GORGEOUS! Reminds me of the north (where I went to school), and reminds D of Pride and Prejudice and all those deliciously romantic novels of yore. I also love it because it is a close walk(two blocks) to the 'hipster' downtown area, where we will be blocking out rooms for the hotel. So, our drunky drunk friends can stumble their way back to their beds without me worrying about DUIs or accidents on my wedding night.

Hold on for a second, while I step up onto a soapbox--

Honestly-- that one issue (drunk driving) is a big deal to me as I was hit by a drunk driver a few years ago and am still dealing with it. Also, I find it irresponsible when brides just assume their guests can 'figure out a way to get home'. If you are having an open bar, or free champagne or whatever-- I think it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to have cabs, or a bus or something to get the people you deem close enough to attend your wedding a safe ride home. I think a lot of big city brides probably don't have that problem. Most major cities have reliable city transit that most people use on a daily basis. In Texas, though, (big cities included) you drive everywhere. In my hometown, on an average Friday night 1 in 3 drivers are drunk, not tipsy, not 'just a beer' but legally over the limit. ONE in THREE.

Okay, soapbox done.

Sooo, I have successfully frozen my computer 3 times trying to load more photos, so I will have to do it at a later time.

But yes-- we are scheduling a tour soon! More photos after my computer stops acting like a whiny 5 year old.

3 comments:

accordionsandlace said...

Amen. We felt strongly about our venue being a) accessible by public transit and b) being a short walk away from where folks are staying. Plus it's in an area heavily populated by cabs. The mister's brother is permanently disabled thanks to having been hit by a drunk driver back in the day, so we get riled up about this stuff too.

girlshapedlovedrug said...

I agree on the soapbox!

Even if you are not paying for additional rooms, to at least offer reduced price accommodations would be the responsible thing. Also having cabs available (even if you pick up the bill) would show your guests that you care enough about them to have them arrive safely at home.

Now about the venue, its frickin' beautiful. Can't wait for pictures!

futuremrsj said...

it's beautiful, very romantic. and great that you're thinking about your drunken guests. this is something i've always worried about when i travel out of town to weddings because i don't drive (i'm a nyc girl) and usually have to rely on someone else (who might have been drinking) for a ride. your guests will thank you for it after they sober up.