Friday, September 2, 2011

Reception Venue

So last weekend, we went to check out a potential reception venue and we both loved it.

The hall was big with space that gives plenty options for decoration. Also the ambiance was cool, lots of greens, you know garden type stuff, enough spots to take really cool pictures, neat environment, enough parking space. Also because it is a sports recreational club located in an estate, we can rule out people just strolling past and looking for food to eat. The price for the hall was exactly our budget, infact it is cheaper for members of the club and some of my dad's friends are members so we could save about 100k by booking through them. The fiance and i were really excited.

Until we were told we need to patronize them for food and drinks. I haven't gotten a caterer yet, if the food would be good why not? why worry about cooling vans for the drinks, etc. if they can worry about it. and of course they said we could bring in our shayo (alcohol). So we are good yea?

Up until i saw the price list. we'll be paying restaurant price for the food and drinks. and saving nothing for cooking in bulk? i mean 500 people! (we are planning to invite 250 - 300 people and prepare for 500).

When she (the liaison person) sensed my loss of interest, she said she can offer some discounts here and there! she is to bring the revised invoice to my office on Tuesday but i think i better spend this weekend scouting for options.

Happy September! Congrats to Sirius on the birth of her bouncing baby.

P.s i have been having funny recurrent dreams were my bridemaid (a different one each time) refuses to wear their dress on my wedding day! very WEIRD

33 comments:

Fluffycutething said...

LOL @ your dream.....

Good work with the planning. Havent heard you mention aso ebi yet though ;)

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*Sweetly Broken* said...

Thank God you're making progress with your wedding plans. I'm excited for you....even though I don't know you. Ha :)

With God on your side, you'll find favor for all the things you need for your wedding preparations.

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~Sirius~ said...

Awww Thanks!

Na wa o, all this venue wahala....and the weird dreams???

Consolation: It will be over really soon :-)

Blessing said...

Hopefully the discount would be great and affordable since the venue sounds perfect!

Aww about the dreams...I hear it's normal *hug*

All the best with the planning!

Myne Whitman said...

I think the dreams are from worrying about the wedding and may not mean much. Hope you find something that works. Have a great weekend.

Ibhade said...

good you found a hall to your satisfaction....hmmm...the dream, pray about it & tell your mum.

p.s congratulations ~sirius~


eku palemo o!:p

mizchif said...

First of all mummy Sirius what are you doing on the internet ehn?

Lol @ the dream. I saw the dresses for Mercy Johnson's bridal party and all i could think was if any friend of mine chose a stupid dress for her train i would definitely not be on it.

Just choose a fine dress and everyone will be fine.

shorty said...

Thank God there is progress in your preparations. Hope it continues to be easy for you.

That dream is normal, I think its because you're tensed.

Congrats to Sirius.

shorty said...

*with you preparations

Adellemaria said...

Congratulations on your up coming wedding, hope you get a good discount as wedding planning is not easy. your dream is funny but don't let it bother you, as it could be stress from planning the wedding. all the best. ;)

P.E.T. Projects said...

I think the dream is just an offshoot of the planning overdrive mode ur mind is in!

I really do not subscribe to having them cater for the wedding, how are u sure their meals are excellent? Except someone confirms to u how good they are, please get a tested/trusted caterer!

Okeoghene said...

Well done, all your plans are falling into place. Just be prayerful. It will be well

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings and congratulations..
Hope all goes well and within your budgets.

Stay blessed.
Rhapsody
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Amaka's Notepad said...

Congrats on getting a venue!
I scouted for a venue about 5 months to my wedding and it was hell! Went round lagos like these aboki's that sell yam! eventually found one after sooooo much stress.
As for the catering, ask the woman to give you referrals of people she has catered for in the past for you to verify how her cooking is cos, seriously, if u love the venue like u have said u do, dont let it go. It isnt east to find another that has it all.
ABout the dream, i hope u arent anywhere near worrying about it? Cos during my time, i dreamt of all sorts. I even dreamt i wore mini skirt to my own wedding! On a lighter note,take malaria drugs to chase away any malaria causing dreams. lol

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dayor said...

I'm glad the plans are going on well, by HIS grace you'll be fine....just keep praying

Omotee! said...

Happy for you dear and am happy u got a good hall

the dreams? lol. am sure its just u getting bothered

Muse Origins said...

Your dream IS weird. But no worries, i'm sure you'll find a lovely hall

Adiya
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Nonye said...

Its well darling! the dreams are stuff goin on in ur head...dont worry, u'll be fine! All the best!

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Good idea to look for options. In my experience (regardless of country), venues that insist on serving their own food are never a good deal.

I'd interprete your dreams as reflective of anxieties about the planning for your wedding. It's pretty normal to worry until everything is in place.

HoneyDame said...

I'd say find another venue too....restaurant style food ke. I knew there had to be a catch with the subsidized hall fee and all...Ha you better put your bridesmaids into serious prayers..they should better respect themselves and not disappoint. Well, on the flip side, if you can pay half of my ticket fee, I will fly in and wear the dress for you. Is it size 14?..:D..I wish u divine favor with the preps sha

kitkat said...

lol, your dream is WEIRD. wedding preparations can be strenuous but it'll be worth it at the end :)

'Lara said...

you dream is on another level oh, so weird.

The said...

Lol @ your dream

Chic Therapy said...

Lol @ your dream

Sugarcoated said...

wow, sweetie,its been long and you are getting married. And i am not even a brides maid *sad*. lol, im so excited for you

aloted said...

i pray she gives u correct discount.

i also had funny dreams before my wedding..one that the bridesmaids didn't turn up. i was horrified! after that dream i told my bridesmaids if you don't conform i will be fine.. as long as me the bride and groom turn up no shaking..lol..

i am sure all will be well :)

happy preparation!

HoneyDame said...

Madam, hope u arent getting too overwhelmed o...Just try to take things easy...Cant wait to hear the success story

Toinlicious said...

first time here and its good news yay! *happy dance* congrats on the wedding. weird dream tho. hope uv sorted with d real life bride maids

Parakeet said...

oh wow doll...congrats! Happy for ya...hopefully you'll find a good venue within your range soon...xx

Pretty Lashes said...

lol @ your dream!!

Jayjazzy said...

UPDATE GALLL........... hows wedding preps???

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