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rambl403507
rambl403507
Posts: 1 Skowhegan, ME April 6, 2010
getting married in 2011 and need ideas on cheap hall rentals in skowhegan maine any ideas

Guest May 15, 2013
Most any wedding vendor will give you a discount if:
1. The wedding is not on a Saturday.
2. The wedding date is a few weeks to a month or so out.
3. You ask for the discount.

I do. www.DaltonPhoto.com
Fun casual poses, candids, and elegant, all wrapped into one photographer.

Guest May 14, 2013
Try this link http://fairylens.com

Guest May 14, 2013
I recommend FairyLens.com professional wedding photography. They are professionals and they have many different packages for your special day.
amgau930451
amgau930451
Posts: 1 August 21, 2012
I am looking for an awesome reception hall for a wedding in New Orleans at an affordable price 3,500 or below who allows outside catering. Any suggestions?
rkdph801746
rkdph801746
Posts: 4 July 17, 2012
S_Kreder wrote:
I am looking for a good photographer for our wedding. But our budget doesent allow for the usual photographer prices. Does anyone have any ides on how we can get good photos of our wedding and wedding party while saving money?


Some photographers allow your guests to give toward your wedding package as a vendor whom you are "registered" with. You let your friends and family know that you are registered at Target, Lowe's, Tiffany's, and XYZ photo. They give a gift in your name, and then the photographer lets you know who gave, and how much, so that you can send an appropriate "thank you" note. It works best for couples who don't need the toasters, towels, sheets, etc. and for those who get out the word. If your photographer doesn't, ask if they will. It is a win-win, and no brainer for them. We've done it for years.

Guest June 28, 2012
hey all! im new here but planning a wedding shortly, @ 1 month away. I need some ideas on a place where is relativly not expensive but kinda like has a package sorta thing. i wanna have the ceremony and reception at the same place which im sure will help with expenses. im not into real fancy stuff. very simple yet elegant with southern taste and charm. i live in rome GA, would consider having calhoun be a near by city for location as well. if any ideas or youd like to give me some advice i would so appreciate it!~ text me with ideas if youd like or can help. thanks Karen....southern bride to be. 706-409-7075

Guest June 28, 2012
Would it be a good idea to get a <a href="http://www.ryelimousineservice.com">limo service</a> for the bride and groom? I want it to be a good experience, but sometimes that can get expensive. Anyone recommend one way or the other?
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
Posts: 82 November 14, 2011
kathi.quintana wrote:
Getting married less then a week and still don't have anyone to marry us or a place to have it or the reception in the Des Moines-Ankeny, Iowa area.. on a very tight budget and will only have 15 people max attending.. if anyone can help, it'll be greatly appreciated.. thanks


Call your county courthouse and ask if there are any retired judges or justices of the peace that perform weddings. That's how we found our officiant 23 years ago.

For just 15 people. see if you can find a community room in a local apartment complex you can rent. Call your local parks & recreation office to see if they have a facility. There's also the Elks Club, VFW, American Legion -- they often have places to rent. Hospitals often have a chapel available, or there may be one at a local college that's available. I just married a couple in a library -- they have small meeting rooms you can use if you're a resident. You can also see if a local restaurant has a private room where you can hold both your ceremony and reception. We have several local hotels here that have meeting rooms available to rent -- for your size guest list, you may be able to find something at a local hotel in your area that will work.

Good luck!

Marti Barton, Officiant
http://www.joyfulpromises.com

Guest November 14, 2011
I just recently got engaged with a wedding date for oct 31, 2012. unfortunately my fiance's family is enormous and even if we didn't invite half of them, they'd still show up. i don't want our wedding to turn into an episode of "cops" so we're simply planning to accomadate a huge reception. we're getting plenty of help from family including the cake, cooking/food (what do you think of a "tour of italy" with salad? i love italian food!), plenty of family who have volunteered to be DJs, and finanacial help with my dress. pretty much the largest expenses my fiance and i have to pay for is the rings, venue, and photographer. am i missing anything? and what do you guys think?
DrRonShapiro
DrRonShapiro
Posts: 380 November 13, 2011
Hi Jared,
Have you checked municipal recreation centers, civic groups, colleges/universities, religious institutions? How about summer camps that have dining areas that can be heated? Many of these organizations will rent space for a fraction of what a "wedding chapel/hall" or hotel banquet facility would cost.

Ron
Roanld G. Shapiro, PhD
Education by Entertainment
jared774285
jared774285
Posts: 1 November 13, 2011
i'm getting married in April 2012. I need to find a place to get married at somewhere between bothell and arlington wa. it needs to be an inside location and allow outside catering. i will have about 150 people there. i'm so lost on how to go about finding the place. i have looked at so many places everything is so expensive. can anyone help?
busyn774174
busyn774174
Posts: 1 November 13, 2011
I agree thats the cheapes most affordable way to do it. HoweveT, My sister got married at a close venue club in her town it was only 50 dollars. She only had close friends and family there about... 30 people there it was nice to know everyone!!! everyone brought food just like a potluck. They had there cake made cheap and we all pitched to decorate the hall.Also, her and her husband downloaded there own music on to the laptop and everyone pitched in to downloaded or uploaded there music of choice. She hired a minister justice of the peace to marry them, also had other to take pictures and video tape the whole reception. Her budget wa super cheap spent most of the money on rings.
kathi773733
kathi773733
Posts: 1 November 12, 2011
Getting married less then a week and still don't have anyone to marry us or a place to have it or the reception in the Des Moines-Ankeny, Iowa area.. on a very tight budget and will only have 15 people max attending.. if anyone can help, it'll be greatly appreciated.. thanks
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
Posts: 82 August 12, 2011
If you can't find any place local, try 1800flowers.com. I've used them for many long-distance flowers and arrangements for gifts, and they've been great. You can also order wedding flowers online. Check them out....
dc.gr723078
dc.gr723078
Posts: 3 August 12, 2011
Anyone know of a inexpensive floral shop for a wedding bouquet in Brookings Oregon? the wedding is in 7 days thanks ahead of time!!
teach726592
teach726592
Posts: 1 August 12, 2011
I am planning my son's wedding reception in November and I can't find a venue. They are getting married in Mexico and my husband and I cannot afford to attend. We want to host a reception when they get back. I live in the Tulsa, OK area. If anyone has any ideas on a tight budget please let me know.dunno
exqui688411
exqui688411
Posts: 37 August 10, 2011
a1squeak wrote:
S_Kreder wrote:
I am looking for a good photographer for our wedding. But our budget doesent allow for the usual photographer prices. Does anyone have any ides on how we can get good photos of our wedding and wedding party while saving money?


Where are you located? I have a photographer/videographer whom I highly recommend.
dc.gr723078
dc.gr723078
Posts: 3 August 6, 2011
that's a really good idea, most country clubs have beautiful picture backgrounds too! Thank you =)

landmarkevents2010 wrote:
I would suggest contacting your local country clubs in your local area or the area you have chosen to get married in. Most couuntry clubs are open to the public for receptions and in most cases have an onsite garden area for cerermonies. If you shop around enough I'm sure you'll find a venue within your price range. Most country clubs also include linen and chair covers in their price packages. I would suggest to stay away from hotel banquet rooms and offsite ceremony locations if you're on a budget, you don't need to be spending for transportation between those locations...

I hope this information was helpful.

We are a event and wedding planning company located in Los Angeles, CA. If you have any questions we would be more than happy to assist you. Give us a call at 562-445-4864 or visit us online at www.landmarkeventdesigners.com

Landmark Event Designers Team

Guest July 27, 2011
Check for wedding packages...Most of them include ceremony site, reception, photography, bouquets and more. Also, you can search for destination packages which include ceremony, reception AND you're already at your honeymoon destination. smile Good luck!
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
Posts: 82 July 27, 2011
Congratulations on your engagement!

One of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to head to your local library or bookstore and pick up a book on planning your wedding. You'll find a wide array of choices, including planners to help you keep organized, books on budget-friendly weddings, wedding crafts, etc. Pick the one(s) that seem to suit your own situation. Books like these can be an invaluable resource and will help you get a handle on the process.

Your wedding may be the biggest and most complex event you'll ever plan (until you plan your daughter's!), and having access to the kind of professional guidance available just for the price of a book is the best investment you can make if you don't choose to use the services of a wedding planner.

My second most important piece of advice is to enjoy the process, not stress over trying to make everything perfect. Perfection is impossible to achieve, and holding yourself and everybody else involved to that standard puts undue stress on everyone.

I tell my brides that if, at the end of the day, you're married, you've accomplished your goal. And when things go wrong (and they will), those are the things that make great stories to tell to your grandchildren!

Best wishes!

Marti Barton, Officiant
Joyful Promises
http://www.joyfulpromises.com
charm717912
charm717912
Posts: 1 July 27, 2011
i live in brooklyn nyc and i am getting married in 7 months don't know where to start i know my budget but its kind of hard not knowing ur next step and around that time of the year it still be cold help!
moraz716724
moraz716724
Posts: 2 July 25, 2011
Thanks
moraz716724
moraz716724
Posts: 2 July 25, 2011
I am in Houston, but looking for a venue/ hall to host a bridal shower in New Orleans, around the Westbank. PLEASE let me know if you can help!!
danni688537
danni688537
Posts: 1 May 24, 2011
Looking for outdoor venue like a campsite with a lodge. to do outdoor wedding in marietta ohio.
mander33
mander33
Posts: 8 May 23, 2011
If you still need help with this wedding let me know, I am willing to help you out for a small fee since I am trying to start up an event planning business in Maine! email me at my business email: amanda.allyouwant@gmail.com
Grew685111
Grew685111
Posts: 1 May 17, 2011
I'm looking for a soloist of some flavor to play a brunch in stuart,fl on June 5. Contact me at grew@itascaboca.com if you can help
chema639010
chema639010
Posts: 2 March 2, 2011
chema639010
chema639010
Posts: 2 March 2, 2011
I'm getting married June 18th 2011, I need help finding an Officiant to perform the service. I have most of everything else figured out at this poi.
Shell591254
Shell591254
Posts: 10 March 1, 2011
Hi i am in alberta canada and I am planning my wedding in fernie bc. You can find smaller halls that are not the trendy places and they cost a lot less. I am ordering my flowers (silk) from budge bride. They are very reasonably priced. Have you checked out michaels for decorations etc. I did buy an arch there and if you use thier coupons it saves alot. I am just finding that being organized has helped alot. There are also many rental (local) stores that you can rent just about anything affordably. good luck and congrats

baby_vie wrote:
shummel89 wrote:
Hello, My fiance and I are getting married this August and I still have alot of planning to do! I'm reading through all of your comments but I'm noticing everyone is posting in the states! I'm looking for places and flowers ect.. in CANADA can anyone help me out?!


hey i'm in canada if you're in alberta or anywhere for that matter look in small towns around you at the prices of renting their community halls or arenas most places rent them out for pretty cheap in the country.
jasmi633336
jasmi633336
Posts: 1 February 28, 2011
The first step to finding a place would be to determine a rough idea of the guest count. Many venues can be eliminated based on capacity. The 2nd way to cut cost would be to consider a Friday wedding. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see just how many places are still available for a 2011 wedding if it is on a Friday. Also most places don't charge a hall charge in addition to catering if you choose a Friday. Try and look for places that provide the hall and catering in one, since that will usually save you $ as opposed to bringing in outside caterers, unless you already have a cheap caterer in mind.
If you're still having a hard time locating a venue, try searching for caters, and then look at locations they usually cater in. This can also help out.
ABETTERDJ
ABETTERDJ
Posts: 29 February 28, 2011
MyBelovedWed1 wrote:
fanwh55 wrote:
hi i'm getting married in Aug 2011 and i need so help on finding a cheap venue for the reception. i'm on a tight budget and most places is charging 900-2000 for a rent any advice in Denver CO

Posting my previous post again for those on a budget who have not read through all of the mails. Good luck on your event.

Like, I mentioned above, for inexpensive venues, I would do a search in your area for the following:

Eagles
Elks
Lions
VFW
Grange halls
Knights of Columbus
WYCA/WMCA

They may only ask for a donation and usually have a kitchen, air conditioning, tables and chairs, and a coat room.

Check your local phone book or stop by a neighborhood real estate office who should have a map of your area and all public access locations. By far these are cheaper than a catering venue. You may also want to do an outdoor ceremony, so check with your local parks. Determine your style and the kinds of colors you would like to use.

For ideas, you should buy the popular wedding magazines. For sites and vendors, it is worthwhile to purchase, "Wedding Sites and Services". You may also want to visit David's Bridal or a wedding store in your area. You can pick the colors you would like for your bridal party.

Here's my favorite links:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10051

www.ybridal.com

http://www.weddingsitesandservices.com/

http://www.orientaltrading.com/party-themes-and-events/wedding-a1-388560+98-1-0.fltr

http://www.foreverandalways.com/ProductCategory/wedding-ceremony/29.htm

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/

http://www.getmarried.com/

http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/Plan-Your-Wedding-Ceremony/index.cat


Great info! Add in parks. social clubs, and a lot of churches have inexpensive parish hall rentals. We can save you a lot on your DJ and photographer so you can up your budget on the venue Big Grin
ABETTERDJ
ABETTERDJ
Posts: 29 February 28, 2011
S_Kreder wrote:
I am looking for a good photographer for our wedding. But our budget doesent allow for the usual photographer prices. Does anyone have any ides on how we can get good photos of our wedding and wedding party while saving money?


Hi,

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! If you are in one of the 38 states we serve we have packages as low as $400 for photography Big Grin
howar525265
howar525265
Posts: 3 February 27, 2011
camille_19141 wrote:
We are looking for a cheap but classy place to have our wedding and reception in or near Philadelphia, Pa. or Wildwoods, NJ in mid Aug. of 2011. for about 100 people. We're going for a moden look and the ability to bring some of our own things if needed. Can anyone help us?

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. Let me know if you are still looking for a reasonable photographer to cover your wedding. Howard at www.onefinedayphotographers.com 516-690-1320
howar525265
howar525265
Posts: 3 February 27, 2011
Let me know the date of your wedding and where you are located. I may be able to help you with my studio.
howar525265
howar525265
Posts: 3 February 27, 2011
Lesley wrote:
I found my photographer on kijiji! Very cheap and she did amazing work!
S_Kreder wrote:
I am looking for a good photographer for our wedding. But our budget doesent allow for the usual photographer prices. Does anyone have any ides on how we can get good photos of our wedding and wedding party while saving money?
fairy636870
fairy636870
Posts: 1 February 27, 2011
I'm haveing a hard time finding a location that is in my buget but is also not frumpy. I;m looking for a place in or near granite cityIl
teawo636440
teawo636440
Posts: 1 February 27, 2011
Looking for a Hall for 180 people in St Charles Il or close by.
themo636459
themo636459
Posts: 1 February 27, 2011
i am a party planner -caterer in iowa . i have had my business for 15 yrs. the cheapest way to go is park shelters, you can rent city halls,cheap hall rentals. if you have your wedding on a friday night verses weekend it saves alot money. i have couples who cant afford food, have an evening romantic wedding with candles and flowers after 7;30pm. mark on invitations (do your own on computer,save hundres) cake and punch provided, no dinner. get sheet cakes from local walmart, sams club at $40 a cake vs $$$$$ to serve to guest then order small 2 tier cake from favorite bakery for table-dont tell bakery for weeding cost more, just let them know u want a two teir cake and color-buy ur own topper or flowers to top cake, if u want food -pasta is the cheapest food or taco bar, meat gets pricey. get flowers from sams walmart put in own vases-go after holidays to local hobby lobby and get christmas or valentines decorations for receptions. have colors of wedding be red or colors of past holiday. go in may after prom get discounted prom dresses for bridal party. my 4 girls got $16 deep purple pretty $250 dresses at 85% off clearance after prom sale. i did my own wedding for 75 guests on a friday night for less then 800$$ that included everything even my clerance jcpennys gown for $99 in clearance catalog, i made my own flowers, had a good camera had family member take pictures went to walgreens croped and made nice pictures, made my own invitaio ns, food, had cds for music -made our own music for dance and brought sterio system. rented a large room in back of library for $40 family set up tables and ghairs, had reception and wedding same place, had disposable white plates and clear small cups, but got more expensive colored napkins -you can get nice plastic party items at party stores cheap.the most expensive items for weddings are photographer, cake, flowers-so if family or you can do that u save alot money. wish everyone luck and hope i can help from aunt bs catering
douaf327766
douaf327766
Posts: 1 February 3, 2011
you could try a firehall. use their social hall and do the ceremony there as well. saves on money, people getting from place to place.
CapicuLove1
CapicuLove1
Posts: 254 January 30, 2011
fanwh55 wrote:
hi i'm getting married in Aug 2011 and i need so help on finding a cheap venue for the reception. i'm on a tight budget and most places is charging 900-2000 for a rent any advice in Denver CO

Posting my previous post again for those on a budget who have not read through all of the mails. Good luck on your event.

Like, I mentioned above, for inexpensive venues, I would do a search in your area for the following:

Eagles
Elks
Lions
VFW
Grange halls
Knights of Columbus
WYCA/WMCA

They may only ask for a donation and usually have a kitchen, air conditioning, tables and chairs, and a coat room.

Check your local phone book or stop by a neighborhood real estate office who should have a map of your area and all public access locations. By far these are cheaper than a catering venue. You may also want to do an outdoor ceremony, so check with your local parks. Determine your style and the kinds of colors you would like to use.

For ideas, you should buy the popular wedding magazines. For sites and vendors, it is worthwhile to purchase, "Wedding Sites and Services". You may also want to visit David's Bridal or a wedding store in your area. You can pick the colors you would like for your bridal party.

Here's my favorite links:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TopCategoriesDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10051

www.ybridal.com

http://www.weddingsitesandservices.com/

http://www.orientaltrading.com/party-themes-and-events/wedding-a1-388560+98-1-0.fltr

http://www.foreverandalways.com/ProductCategory/wedding-ceremony/29.htm

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/

http://www.getmarried.com/

http://www.annsbridalbargains.com/Plan-Your-Wedding-Ceremony/index.cat
fanwh613418
fanwh613418
Posts: 1 January 30, 2011
hi i'm getting married in Aug 2011 and i need so help on finding a cheap venue for the reception. i'm on a tight budget and most places is charging 900-2000 for a rent any advice in Denver CO
tscmw614498
tscmw614498
Posts: 1 January 30, 2011
Hi! I'm getting married on New Year's eve 2012 in Minnesota, but I'm struggling to find a location. Any local MN's out there with advice? Thanks!
shari613885
shari613885
Posts: 1 January 29, 2011
Hi. I am getting married in Atlanta Ga. Would you be able to come there to cater? Where are you located?
kari wrote:
Hi Ladies! I own Inside Out Catering, and I would love to talk to each of you on ways to save money. I have many many ideas for you that are very cost effective.
When you decide to go with my catering services, you automatically get free event planning, and the use of my decorations for free!! So you are saving a ton of money on your decorations!!
Feel free to check out my website at www.insideoutcatering.net, and to give me a call. My number is 616-350-2669, or 616-675-4644. I would love to help each and every one of you to save money on your big day!
Lesley
Lesley
Posts: 2 January 28, 2011
Try the Quality Inn Bayers lake. Its a lovely location and the catering manager Amy is amazing at planning/organizing weddings! She also manages the airport property which is quite nice as well (and cheap!) but doesn't hold as many people!
jlhart1973 wrote:
I am getting married on Aug 6th 2011 and I am looking for inexpensive locations for my reception and dance in Halifax Nova Scotia
Lesley
Lesley
Posts: 2 January 28, 2011
I found my photographer on kijiji! Very cheap and she did amazing work!
S_Kreder wrote:
I am looking for a good photographer for our wedding. But our budget doesent allow for the usual photographer prices. Does anyone have any ides on how we can get good photos of our wedding and wedding party while saving money?

Guest January 10, 2011
Outdoors weddings: Big Advice---if you are on a budget, you are flirting with disaster; because not only will you need to pay expenses for outdoors, you'll also need to pay expenses for an indoors alternative in case of rain, or an extremely large tent with walls. You'd be better off just staying indoors.

Guest January 10, 2011
I'm a wedding musician (solo violin & trio/quartet) so I've played a lot of weddings of all budgets---my best advice for a low-budget wedding is to 1) use lots of reliable volunteer help (sew your own dresses, make decorations, cook your own food) and 2) locate both the ceremony and reception at a church--there are indeed many that are not "preachy", for example the Unitarian Universalist tolerate nearly every belief system. Most houses of worship will have some type of fellowship hall or gathering space, and will allow you to bring in your own food. Yes there are some churches that have stricter requirements, just keep searching for one that isn't so picky. Also you'll likely not have rigid time restrictions either, so you can have your family show up extra early to do your own decorations. You may have to hire their janitors (or maybe not), and purchase Event Insurance for $100-$200, but the savings you'll realize by doing your own decoration & food will easily cover that. For the music---unless you have a relative who is REALLY GOOD, of course, I would suggest you go with a professional, who will be happy to work for in the $200 range.
lisad594609
lisad594609
Posts: 1 January 10, 2011
Anyone know of a nice place in Mt. Pleasant or Shephrd Mi. to get married? The bride is looking for outside and dosnt have alot of money
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