Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Relief

We have a venue. The non-profit finally moved beyond their fundraiser-focused months and approved our request at their board meeting. We're signing a contract and submitting our deposit asap. As soon as our check clears and the contract is countersigned, I'll give you all an update on the actual location.

We couldn't be happier. We went back to the site again a few weeks ago, just to see if we'd romanticized it and glossed over the DIY challenges and to confirm if everything was truly wheelchair accessible. And it was just how we'd remembered it: imperfectly perfect, and entirely right for us (and wheelchairs.) So we've been holding our breath while halfheartedly researching and visiting venue alternatives around town. None of them felt quite as right, but we were willing to consider them all. And now, we don't need to consider any of them. We just need to get our final paperwork in and get started on the real logistics and planning.

After getting venue confirmation, we spent the next two hours celebrating and starting a monster to-do list. Whereas to-do lists have been horrifically stressful until now, the act of being able to actually define our tasks and timeline is a welcome relief.  Our wedding ideas finally have context and can begin to take on actual direction and shape. Our wedding conversations won't have to hover in that frustrating realm of what-ifs and if-not-that, then-whats.  Our daydreaming has finally become real, and we can actually define the eleven discrete tasks we want accomplish by the end of July and the fifteen more by the end of summer. 

We're getting married on April 3, 2011 in a ceremony that will be witnessed and celebrated by our family and friends. And thanks to this venue, we'll be lucky enough to experience that joy in place that makes our hearts sing too. 

32 comments:

  1. congrats congrats congrats! I know this is a HUGE relief - can't wait to hear more specifics about the venue, and so very happy that it all worked out!!

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  2. I know firsthand what a relief it is to get the venue worked out. I'm so happy for you! Once that big issue is settled, other items on your list become so simple.

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  3. Oh, that's amazing news!! Hooray!

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  4. Fabulous news! Congrats. Can't wait to read more details on it...

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  5. congrats! that sounds awesome and I can't wait to see where/what this place is! fun news!

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  6. I'm glad things worked out!

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  7. Yay! You've been waiting a while. I'm glad you finally signed the contract! :)

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  8. Congratulations! Having the venue nailed down is such a big step.

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  9. Yay! It's like the sun breaking through the clouds. Now you guys have the foundation you need to pull everything else together!

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  10. Woo-hoo! You've got one big piece in place, and the rest of it will fall in line!

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  11. Woohoo! This is such great news. Moving all the hypothetical plans into concrete plans sounds so exciting.

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  12. Phew!!!! And ... congrats! : )

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  13. Honey, huge congrats! You made it through! Now go have a stiff drink.

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  14. What fantastic news! Congrats; now it can be fun again!

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  15. Oh yea! Finally! So happy for you. You'll be married just 13 days before our one year anniversary :)

    Can't wait to hear where it is!

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  16. Thank goodness! I'm so happy for you!

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  17. Yay, I am so thrilled for you that your top choice worked out!

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  18. Oh, thank EFF that's sorted. Onward!

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  19. HOORAAAAAAAY!! Fucking finally! Congrats, guys. You must feel like a huge weight has been lifted.

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  20. Yay, that's awesome that you got the venue you wanted :) I'm looking forward to the day I find the perfect one for us (hoping that day comes, and that I don't have to settle!)

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  21. Hells yea! Job well done!

    April 3rd!!! YIPPPEE!

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  22. Yay!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad to hear it! Limbo can be the worst feeling, in anything in life. And oh my gosh you have a date!!! So excited for you. And for your venue. Because I already know where it is... :)

    Also, I know I tell Jason, but I keep meaning to comment and tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and your thoughtful writing. It makes me feel like I know you and we have spent way more time together than we actually have in person. Hopefully we can keep working on that though.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  23. Congratulations! I know how stressful not having the venue nailed down can be.

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  24. I saw your update about this on twitter, and didn't get a chance to respond - but YAY! I'm so glad the venue you wanted worked out for you two! Finding and securing the perfect venue can be such a challenge. What a relief that you were finally able to get a contract signed.

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