and breathe anna..it's not a big deal....but...
(Also I mean no disrespect to those who love a traditional marquee but I really do not.)
So they finally answered our questions about the marquee, to say there would be tears would be lying but I am close. (I know it would be uber pathetic but it's my party...).
So it appears we have no choice in marquee. This be the marquee we will have. It has been present since the fire and is starting to look a little shabby.
See my problem?
1. I love my grey but a grey carpet? A grey carpet which looks like it has seen better days.
2. I did expect a wooden dance floor, even if it were tiny!
3. Also I would expect tablecloths which graze the floor. Ugly table legs should be neither seen nor heard.
4. Well, certainly no chair covers for us (not a problem!)
5. A rather pathetic excuse for lighting.
6. It generally screams cheap (and checking on the suppliers website, it is!)
However I think I still want to use the marquee. Maybe? Or should I just be satisfied with my lot and cope with everything in here? This is our ceremony cum dining cum dancing room. (Check out the curtains!)
Admittedly, for me, this room is loverly but grumpoles anna wanted the more than one room extravaganza.
Should I just lower my expectations and just get on with it?
Bugger. Why can I not just decide?
We either settle for the somewhat hideous marquee which I fear cannot be made to look awesome (and sort of makes me feel a little queasy) or suck it up and decorate the hell out of the ceremony room after we have said "i do". Yet who do I ask to help decorate?
I am sure I don't want to do it myself and I don't really want to ask others to do something that could have easily been done the night before by myself and others (as per the original plan) when we are meant to be having fun? Also at this point I do not trust the venue to be particularly helpful with regard to decor.*
There definitely will be time for a room layout and decor change around as we shall be entertaining our guests with a "champagne" reception.
Help? What do I do, my gut is being particularly unhelpful.
Also is not getting what I want ok? It means I cannot possibly strive for perfection and will always know I could have had a better day? For me that's a good thing. (Yes my brain is a little screwed up.)
*Oh yes, bitch anna is coming into play now and yes I realise that was a rather tame statement, you should hear my actual potty mouth, not so pretty even in a British accent!