For the first time in a long time Chris and I sat down to do some wedding planning! We’re getting married in Las Vegas 10/13/2019. Originally we had planned to get married at Circus Circus, however when I we visited the venue at 09/01/18 I just didn’t like the feel of the venue. Chris and I had fun planning the games at circus circus but the feel of the wedding office just isn’t what I’m trying to convey. Chris and I are on a very tight budget of $6000. We realize this is just one day in our lives we don’t need to impress the world.. however we don’t want to look like we only spent $6000.
Stepping into Circus Circus I felt like 12 year old Shayla and Chris would spend $6000 here and be happy. However I want this be a nice day we both want to recall fondly.. I felt like I was a Chuck E. Cheese at little bit when I went. I’m glad we went to see the venue beforehand. However the problem is.. I’ve told everyone and their mama that wedding is in Vegas at Circus Circus I even wrote a blog post about it!😅 I started to change me mind the minute we stepped foot in the casino. The family ate at Caesars palace on the Vegas trip and we loved it!
We had such a great experience I started to hint at Chris that I wanted to change the venue of if our wedding. To Caesar’s Palace he told me “You know the budget so look it up”
For about 2k you get a pretty great package the things that really stuck to me was the complementary stay on your anniversary!
But 2k… I was ready to risk it allll! I thought “we can totally do this if we just don’t have a dumb reception” the look on Chris’s face when I said that was one like I had never seen before.
Chris is my best friend. I knew something was up by the tone in his voice he said ” This is my wedding too and I want a reception. I was married before and the bride completely took over and I ended up basically showing up to something awful and not professionally catered, my family wasn’t involved. My friends didn’t support it and I don’t want that again. This is OUR day, so I know you want Caesars palace and I know that Circus Circus is not the look you want, what about Treasure Island? I took you there after you you had Christy to celebrate our anniversary and the baby and watch the fight. We have a connection there, why don’t you check there.” So I did 🤷🏾♀️
Treasure Island actually fit our budget better and we did have manny memories tied to the casino.
Chris and I went to Vegas August 2016 after our baby was born to celebrate that I had a baby, our 1st anniversary and Chris took me to see the Connor Mcgreor fight.I had a good time..
That trip we bonded on another level and I never had so much fun.
As much as I want Caesars palace. I know it’s mainly for aesthetic purposes. I love the way it looks! I look the way it feels but honestly it’s not in the budget and this isn’t just MY wedding. This wedding is celebrate the love Chris and I have.
We have such a unique family and love. I can’t let my wants overshadow Chris’s wants for his wedding day as well. Chris never complains. Chris never says a word when I want to do something outlandish or extravagant. He simple supports me and comforts me. So if Chris wants a reception and that means a venue change that can accommodate our budget.. So be it! This is only one day. It’s a very important day! A day that I can’t wait to share with my friends and family, but it’s just one day. We still have to live after that day 🤷🏾♀️ so I want my guest to fell the love of the event and celebrate this moment in my life but I’m not having a wedding for my guest. My guest are their to share in my wedding and celebrate this beautiful Union but I’m not setting out to impress. I want to have fun! I want the guest to look around and just say “wow I’m happy to be apart of this! I’m so glad they got married! I love Chris and Shayla! What are they gonna do next.. where are they partying tonight🙌🏾” that is my goal for my wedding I want to be have fun and celebrate my love! And not be broke after🤣🤣🤣 I think we have decided on venue change. This weekend was so refreshing. I have been married before and it since to have a groom that’s involved. A groom that’s proud and wants to have a reception to show is happiness. I want that for him. I think I’m so happy to finally have my person that I’d honestly marry him tomorrow but I want this be special. We are special… my groomzilla wants a reception well I guess I’ll start researching treasure island and their rates for a reception.. we are 1 year 1 month and 3 days from our wedding.. but hey who’s counting.
Which venue would you choose? Help us out!