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Remember my state debate from this post? Well, here’s the follow-up…
Time was ticking away. More and more people kept asking me if we had set a date yet, as their calendars were booking up for next summer. My online search for an affordable spot in California was proving fruitless. More than anything, we just wanted to decide on a place and set a date so that we could give people enough advance notice in this over-scheduled day and age.
So, after much discussion, we made the decision I somehow knew in my gut we would make all along:
We’re getting married in Arizona!
After examining all factors, we decided that having our wedding at Zach’s parents’ house in northern Arizona would allow us the most freedom to DIY and be the most affordable, despite the cost of renting tables and chairs. We talked to his parents about the idea and they were thrilled! They’re happy for an excuse to do more work on the house and give some of their relatives an extra reason to come visit. We’re happy because we know there’s lots of fun stuff for our guests to do in the area, and the hotels are affordable.
I’m already drawing inspiration from gorgeous photos of backyard weddings. The mission now is to turn this:
It’ll be a challenge but I think we can do it! I’m so excited to dance the night away under the gorgeous Arizona stars!
Did anyone else have an at-home backyard wedding? Was it worth all the DIY work?