I showed the h2b a video of a couple who has gotten married on the same venue that I'm proposing we get. It was this video:
He got all excited when he saw the gondola.
Then I showed him our venue's website, our venue's photo gallery and showed him more gondola photos and all the more he got excited! He can't wait to show it to his family & friends.
The price is not as cheap as he thought it would be but when he realized for that same amount that our venue's asking we can never have that same very nice wedding here. And he loves the gondola as much as I do (it reminded him of our gondola ride in Venice). So now he's all for it. We just need to decide on the dates and to figure out how we're going to pay the downpayment since we're both in the U.S.
Note to self: Call BPI New York and inquire about opening a checking account.