Frustrating picking a venue!!
So I found a beautiful venue on an Air Force Base here in San Pedro, CA....fell in love until we got the price quote! $16,200 :( WTF??? The food was like $8,000 something alone! Why do these places charge soooo much for food!~ UGH~! so then we checked out Cabrillo marina (beautiful with a hotel next to it), but just trying to figure out if it's right for us (way cheaper price like $3500 for the spot with reception). Then looking at a church..which is the cheapest and a nice view for only $1800...it's not really what I had in mind, but it's very good for the price and my friend said we could turn it into what I want. Found another beach front for cheap like $1,000 bucks, but downfall is the food will costs about $8k ..uuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggh!
Just frustrating.. sucks...if anyone has tips on how to pick a venue like how much you are expected to spend vs. how much you can save please offer. I am stressed and only been engaged for a week and half!