Just in case you were wondering or even cared, I haven’t posted anything on my wedding lately. That’s because the Fiance and I have not really been working on it. My last wedding update already told you that we decided to put it off until next year so we can save more money for the wedding, on top of the emergency fund.
Well, we finally started working on it again this past month.
First of all, we kind of have a date. Now, if you know the Chinese, you know that we’re kind of a superstitious group of people. My friend (and one of my bridesmaids) had her mom look up our “lucky” days, and she told us that our lucky day would be in July of next year. Next, we cut down the number of people we can invite. We are now only inviting 150, instead of 200. Finally, we hired a celebrity wedding coordinator! OK so I could’ve saved some money by not hiring one, but I’m saving my sanity with this move. Plus, she’s definitely in the know so hopefully she’s got some connections to help negotiate better deals. And since hiring her (it’s only been days), we already think it’s a good move. The fiance and I are HUGE procrastinators, and we know she’ll help kick our butts into gear…in a nice way of course. Next, she recommended another location, which I have to share.
The Fiance and I could walk over to this location. So on a hot, muggy, slightly smoke-tinged (the fires are still not out) afternoon, we checked out the Figueroa Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. It’s decorated in a Moroccan theme.
It’s gorgeous, and it’s sooo reasonably priced. I think we can get away with doing this wedding for $125/person, including everything. And from what the staff at the hotel tells us, most people don’t even need to decorate with a lot of flowers because the hotel staff fill the space with candles and gorgeously ornate lanterns. So I would only really have to pay for a photographer and a DJ. And since this is in downtown Los Angeles, it would be close to our rehearsal dinner/wedding banquet location. The only downside? The Fiance and I are obviously not Moroccan, we are not familiar with Moroccan customs, and we’re not even big “Casablanca” fans.
Nothing about this place really screams us. Does that matter? Is the Figueroa Hotel the beginning of a beautiful friendship or just another beautiful location meant for some other engaged couple?