Adam has lived in Chicago for a little over 5 years now, and I have been here for a little over one year. Chicago is a big part of who we are as a couple, so it is important to us to have our wedding here. Because we knew we'd be competing against thousands of other couples for venues and vendors, we started planning right away, figuring we'd be the first ant to the picnic.
How wrong we were.
I never could have anticipated the number of emails I would get 14 months before our date saying, "Thank you for your interest, but we're already booked on that date." With all the decisions we have to make while wedding planning, I guess it's a good thing that our venue list was narrowed down a bit for us. Now we just have to sift through all of them to find the perfect one for us! No pressure.