It's not for want of trying though, when we first got engaged all those years ago we thought about all different types of weddings from a traditional Scottish wedding to running away to Las Vegas and getting married by Elvis - we just couldn't decide what to do. Then I fell pregnant with our son and the wedding plans were put aside, 1.) because I didn't want to be pregnant whilst getting married and 2.) because kids are expensive and so are weddings.
Roll on a few years and Logan is now 3 and half years old, we've got our house, the dogs etc and we're now thinking it might be time to approach the wedding subject again. It's not that we don't want to get married, we'd love to do it sooner rather than later. The only thing is I've become majorly fussy about where we actually get married. We've visited lots of venues across Edinburgh and Fife and nothing seems to tickle our fancy, well my fancy more like. The other half rolls his eyes every time I moan about the lack of a good wedding venue in our area. Of the venues we have visited some desperately need updating, some had very 'special' staff, some seemed too good to be true (and after reading reviews they were), and some were so strict a broken glass would probably get you kicked out! Maybe I'm just looking for flaws now, expecting to be disappointed or maybe I'm turning into a Bridzilla already and I haven't even properly started planning anything yet!
Last week however we decided to start a fresh and pick a few venues which we thought would meet our needs so off we trotted to Balbirnie House, my face tripping as usual expecting the worst, and you know what?? It was lovely. The staff were friendly, enthusiastic and polite, the venue is gorgeous with plenty of space in and outside the house and the prices weren't through the roof either. This of course gave us hope that there is a perfect wedding venue out there for us. We just hadn't looked hard enough the first time round.
So we haven't booked anything yet as there's still a few more venues we want to peruse but we both feel refreshed from our experience at Balbirnie and for that I'll be forever grateful.