The barn wedding venue has become the norm - the latest "craze" and is no longer the "outside the box" wedding option. But it wasn't that way and not so many years ago. In fact, my daughter Jill, who got married here at the farm 14 years ago was certainly more of a trailblazer as she announced her wedding plans. I am sure that she was not the first "farm wedding" but it was virtually unheard of. The internet was around back then but you had to scrounge around to find any sort of picture. The only pictures that we ever saw were where they used a small barn more as a backdrop or prop rather than a ceremony or reception area. Jill's reasoning was to have her wedding in a way asto reflect her and her upbringing. Anybody who knew Jill knew that she was a farm girl - a country girl who loved the land. Beyond that, she envisioned ways to make the logistics work and I give her great credit for her "out of the box" ideas.
There is often a debate about whether to serve beer and wine at your wedding. Some think it isn't a wedding without serving alcohol of some sort. Some realize the expense and complication of it or are trying to be respectful to a family member or guests. Here are a few things to consider while pondering this choice.