I answer the phone jovially and say "Oh, I meant to call you–we need to firm up the menu selections". She says, equally jovially "We have to move your wedding to another location."
Okay, so that was paraphrased, but the gist (how do you spell gist?) is that they are having some sort of permit problems with number of guests or some hullabaloo–and it would be a great help to them if I wouldn’t mind relocating the wedding to the sister location down the street.
Now, if the wedding were in July, I would leap at this opportunity–it’s a beautiful Japanese garden setting that is stunning when in bloom. But seeing as it’s two weeks away it all just seems like a giant inconvenience. Dino is leaving town on business on Thursday, so he won’t even be around to see the place and help me decide. I would have to send out new direction cards to all 40 guests, PLUS call them all to let them know of the change–guess that’s better than calling them all to let them know the wedding’s off. Aaaand the room is twice the size of the room I’ve planned and budgeted decorations for.
So friends, I call on you to, number 1, help me to "Keep Calm and Carry On" as Etsy seller SFGirlbybay suggests, and to, number 2, give me some suggestions on economical and fun decorations! HELLLLLLLLP!!!