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Introducing: The Multicultural Arts Center

Remember last time I was frustrated by not being able to book a venue? Well, that’s changed! Earlier this week I went to check out the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge. Upon leaving, I called James and then proceeded to write a check. That’s right, we’ve booked the venue!

And it’s absolutely gorgeous. Marble floors, high, decorative ceiling, a breathtaking railing that surrounds the entire room. And this is just the main theater area. We also have access to two art galleries in the building, changing rooms for both the groom and bride, the hallway and a garden outside.

This has now made the wedding very real. It’s definitely a weird feeling, and I should probably enjoy it while it lasts and I move onto the next battle. In terms of a theme, we’re going for vintage inspired (and the venue is a perfect fit!), but we’re not elaborating too much because we do want some elements of surprise (plus, as I’ve learned very quickly, most people have opinions – and I’m going to do what I’m going to do – but I still love you all!).

Venue Frustrations, Etc.

It’s time to book our venue. In fact, the venue we ultimately decided to go with (and put soft holds on dates with), told us in June to contact them in July to book. Well, James has been contacting them repeatedly in July (again, by their request), and they aren’t answering us! We both have little tolerance for this. As a result, I will be checking out a new venue in Cambridge this week.

Has anyone else experienced this before? Working in client services, and sometimes in event planning, I know that there is a small threshold of time that you must respond to your client. I would accept the event coordinator being on vacation, but at least have an out of office turned on in your email!

Hopefully by next week we will have a venue booked, a date in place and can start working on a realistic timeline (sure I might have bought my dress early, but that’s the only thing I didn’t wait on!).

In other news, James and I have adopted a guinea pig. Her name is Squeaky and she’s very sweet.

Don’t worry, she won’t be part of the wedding.