Adventures in Wedding Planning
This is officially my first post about our wedding, and it’s a doozy. Let me start by saying that if you thought planning a destination wedding would be easier and cheaper – you are wrong. Trying to plan a wedding (a small one, no less), from 10 hours away from the actual destination is turning into a headache, and it started with finding a venue.
We already have a venue in place (mind you, I haven’t seen it yet, so maybe I am a little nuts), and it seems to be perfect. It’s in the Keys, it’s a private residence and it’s free (for us, anyways). Before we officially got word that the venue was ours for the wedding, we went searching online for other potential venues in case this one was a no-go.
We specifically were looking for a private residence because we want the feeling of an intimate setting with a few close friends and family. We found one house that was beautiful – it had its own beach, the price was decent, it was large enough, and several reviews of the place revealed it was perfect for weddings – what else do you need?
So I emailed the guy – and his response was “sorry, no weddings.” Straight and to the point. I was like ok, don’t want to waste this guy’s time – so I moved on.
Fast forward several months later, and I’m seeing reviews, websites, pictures – of this same house that doesn’t allow weddings. So I emailed the guy again, asking if the policy changed and here’s how it all went down…
Innocent enough, right? I’m sure there a slight twinge of annoyance, but professional nevertheless.
Well, things escalated quickly after this simple inquiry.
(Start from the bottom.)
Is this real life?
Kevin Melilli of Southern Diversion, you just messed up big time. I happen to understand marketing, advertising, reviews, keywords, tags AND search engine optimization.
What’s lesson here, folks? Don’t mess with a bride planning her wedding – oh yeah, and one who happens to have a PUBLIC BLOG.