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57 Days Until the Wedding at Bayonet Farm - Yikes!

We are thinking of all the minor details in these last months before the wedding. The countdown is on!

Yes, theknot.com proudly lets me know how few days there are until the wedding, and how many things there are yet to do. I'm grateful, but also a little panicked!

We've got the invites out, the favors are about to be ordered, a florist lined up (thanks, Gen!: Posies studio), and things are really coming together. Except for our house, that is. (In case you didn't know, we're also moving to California - Kevin goes in 2 weeks, and I follow after our wedding.)

We're set for another visit to Bayonet Farm in Holmdel in about a week. Our florist needs to see it and envision some things, and we'd like to check out electrical outlets for music equipment and lighting. There is just one thing I think the folks who run Bayonet should consider, if money ever allows - hiring a person to coordinate all that needs to be done to hold weddings there. Even if it were a part-time or seasonal position, it would be a great help. For instance: we have a caterer who's new to the venue and needs several permits from different township departments, questions about lighting and things like electricity, and other minor questions, and I really feel like I might be a nuisance. Imagine if you were the person in charge of renting out Bayonet and had multiple questions, multiple calls, from multiple brides and multiple vendors of all the weddings to be held there. How would you get any other work accomplished?

Anyway, I'm still really looking forward to having my reception there. It's a perfect location and has all the charm and appeal of a country party. It's just that coordinating everything is turning out to be quite a task. I'm not only talking about Bayonet, but also all parties involved in the ceremony. Who's staying where, and when? How are they getting to the ceremony? The reception? All of this will come together, I keep telling myself. Thank goodness we live in the age of cell phones and email. I know it will all come together in the end! I suppose this is why people who can afford it hire wedding coordinators...

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Nicole Pelillo August 10, 2011 at 03:12 AM
Hi Robin, my name is Nicole and I planning to get married at Bayonet Farm in September of 2013. However, my only concern is that this farm is really a blank canvas. If you don't mind, what catering company did you choose? Was it an all-inclusive, event planning catering company? I was thinking of doing Falco Caterers in Ocean, NJ since that have done weddings at Bayonet Farm in the past. Did you ever look into them? I know I have a lot of questions, but this is the perfect location and I need to make it work. Thanks so much for your time!
Nicole Pelillo August 10, 2011 at 03:13 AM
Also, please excuse the grammar errors in my post.
Gen Cunningham August 16, 2011 at 03:47 PM
Hi Robin, Thanks for the "plug"! Don't worry too much - I know your wedding is going to be beautiful and unique. You have great ideas and it will all come together and be amazing. Thank you so much for choosing Posies and I am so looking forward to helping you with your day! Gen Cunningham
Robin Tully September 28, 2011 at 04:44 AM
Hi Nicole, Sorry for the delay. I've been super busy! I did check out Falco, but I'm not sure they were available when we planned (only about 5 months from the date of the wedding). I think it's a good idea to choose someone who's worked there. There's a lot of permits to get and restrictions and stuff like that. We chose Country Picnic, in Bedminster. This is the first time they've worked there, so it's been a learning process for them, but they now know the hoops they have to jump through for an event at Bayonet. I'm hoping all turns out well on Saturday. Our catering meeting on Monday sounded like it'll be great! Good luck, and congratulations!
Tina Bock September 12, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Hi Nicole, I am having my wedding at Bayonet Farm in August 2013, right around yours... I'd love to chat and share some ideas with you! We booked Demarco Catering in Aberdeen because my Dad is friends with the owner, but I don't think they have ever done a wedding there before... my email is tinambock@gmail.com, I'd love to hear from you.. we are now looking for table and chair rentals which is going to be quite the process and I'd love any advice! Tina


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