I'm feeling completely disheartened about the whole wedding planning process at the moment and feel like I've completely lost sight of what I wanted in the first place.
Very quickly after getting engaged me and my fiancé decided we wanted a destination wedding in either Umbria or Tuscany. After spending hours and hours we found the venue that made us stop looking and we were set to book. Then there were two spanners in the works. First we were told we had to limit our guest list to 40 and then we were told that the week we wanted was fully booked (were limited to school holidays because of children and teachers) and none of the other weeks are suitable/rental price doubles because of the time of year.
We went back to the start and narrowed it down to 2 venues. We changed our criteria slightly and thought we should find somewhere everyone can stay together as its more about us spending time with everyone etc. Anyway I am happy to compromise and go with the venue my fiancé loves more as its beautiful anyway but I just can't seem to get excited about it all and my heart sinks when I think about booking it and where I feel like we might as well just go down to the local town hall and save our money.
I think its just because the first venue we loved is no longer a possibility and I was so excited about it. We live in Australia as well and so can't really view venues beforehand which I'm struggling with as I know if I could just see a few in person I would get really excited.
Has anybody else felt like this? Is it a sign we shouldn't book the venue? A friend who is also planning her wedding from Australia (back in the UK) has told me to just book as then we have the wedding to look forward to and focus on and she thinks Italy is what we really want and we're in the process of talking ourselves out of it xxx