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myiandfa2011
myiandfa2011
Posts: 22 June 27, 2010
That is cheap, who are you using and are they close to west palm beach, florida.mysticalisme wrote:
ramblingrose137 wrote:
getting married in 2011 and need ideas on cheap hall rentals in skowhegan maine any ideas


I want a buffet style dinner and i was quoted $800.00 for 100 people..can someone tell me if that sounds about right. The main course would be pot roast and then sides as salads such as potato salad, pasta salad, and side salad.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 27, 2010
That sounds about right. But I was also told that a buffet style dinner could be a lot more because of several people going back for seconds. That is what I am planning for us as well.
WOODWIND
WOODWIND
Posts: 3 June 28, 2010
wannatrucknow wrote:
im having the same problem but i just moved my date up

CALL Virginia beach destiantion weddings at 757-965-2369. they can help you with your budget and provide a great venue with catering, photographer, and all the details.
tfiel464551
tfiel464551
Posts: 1 June 28, 2010
AnniesOrchids wrote:
mcnaircs wrote:
Use silk flower made at a florist (at least obtain a quote...usally quite a bit less costly)
Start visiting places like: Salvation Army and such as in the USA and purchase punch bowls and serving glassware at pennies on the dollar of cost or rental. Use for decorations and such. Turn one punch bowl upside down on another with a doilie between to hold punch or party favors hang the cups on the side for decorations. OR use the glass cups to sit at each setting to hold wedding party favors and / or the rice.....HOWEVER>>>> consider using bird seed as rice swells up in t birds stomach and either makes them ill or kills them and bird seed is good luck as well when thrown for the couple upon departing.
Use white sheets as table clothes. Tieing at the corners with same color as wedding ribbon to fit to the table size. These may also be found at places like the salvation army and such.
God Bless and Good luck.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?!


Actually, the priciest part of fresh flower arrangements and bouquets is the labor. Good silks will cost more than the fresh flowers. The cost savings is if you are using silk and DIY.

Guest June 29, 2010
MY FIANCE AND I ARE GETTING MARRIED NEXT SUMMER...DOES ANYONE HAVE IDEAS TO SAVE MONEY....

Guest June 29, 2010
Have an evening ceremony, and let people know that its only gonna be a midnight snack buffet, instead of having a massive dinner to either make or pay for, that alone should save u at least 1000bux.
sweet465704
sweet465704
Posts: 1 June 29, 2010
HI I'M LOOKING FOR A CEAP HALL TO HAVE MY WEDDING IN ELIZABETH NJ FOR OCT 13 2012

Guest June 30, 2010
i am getting married. either july 6 or aug 6.
I am flat broke and I can't move my day up or the dress won't fit.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 June 30, 2010
I could not believe what the actual price of my venue. Justice of the peace is sounding like a great idea right now. My wedding is totally ruined because I can't find a venue that is in our budget. My weddding has turned into a nightmare!
sweet466921
sweet466921
Posts: 1 July 1, 2010
I need a good DJ in Mansfield, Ohio I don't thikn it's possible but I would love if someone could give me some ideas also I need someone for my wedding cake, any ideas?
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 2, 2010
sbarnhart1974 wrote:
I could not believe what the actual price of my venue. Justice of the peace is sounding like a great idea right now. My wedding is totally ruined because I can't find a venue that is in our budget. My weddding has turned into a nightmare!


So sorry to hear about that. But you have some time. I don't live near you, but I'll be happy to help out any way I can. What type of venue are you looking for and what price range? What's the wedding date? Do you need any other services covered other than the venue? I thought you had things pretty much in order from your earlier posts, but whatever you're looking for, let me know and I'll see what I can find for you. I've done a lengthy search for myself and doing my own planning, so I'm sure I can do the same for you.

Guest July 2, 2010
Check Embassy suites hotel chain if available to you.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 2, 2010
hlfritts wrote:
sbarnhart1974 wrote:
I could not believe what the actual price of my venue. Justice of the peace is sounding like a great idea right now. My wedding is totally ruined because I can't find a venue that is in our budget. My weddding has turned into a nightmare!


So sorry to hear about that. But you have some time. I don't live near you, but I'll be happy to help out any way I can. What type of venue are you looking for and what price range? What's the wedding date? Do you need any other services covered other than the venue? I thought you had things pretty much in order from your earlier posts, but whatever you're looking for, let me know and I'll see what I can find for you. I've done a lengthy search for myself and doing my own planning, so I'm sure I can do the same for you.
We were looking for an outdoor venue. Our price for the entire wedding is $5k. Our venue was over priced for 1 choice of salad, 2 main dishes, one veggie side, bread, tea coffee of soft drinks came to $4K without tax and gratuity. We live in Cortland, NY. Our wedding date is set for June 25, 2011. We have called other places and they are already booked for that date. We want a summer wedding outdoors. upsetWhaaaaa?
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 3, 2010
Where are you going on your honeymoon? Perhaps a destination wedding would do the trick. Or perhaps you could do a cruise wedding. You can everything done for you for about $2K. You can bring your guests onboard for a ceremony & reception and then set sail for your honeymoon. They also have more elaborate things you can do and still stay at the $5K range. They provide everything, even your attire if you want.
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 3, 2010
Destination weddings on the beach are really nice too, but I think the cruise would be more affordable. But certainly look into both if you want an outside venue.

We found a restaurant down here called Catches Waterfront Bar & Grille that's doing our ceremony & reception both. They have a beautiful balcony with a waterfront view. We're having our ceremony there. Then there's a semi-private room that leads out to the balcony, so everyone just walks inside for the reception. And it's a covered balcony. It's $600 minimum, no site fee, and includes the tablecloths, napkins and everything. It's about $7/person and the menu includes sliced beef, basa fish, spinach puffs, raspberry & brie, bacon-wrapped scallops, plus some other sides and bread. So the food is about $350, plus the cost of drinks and such. But very affordable. I went to Ross and got my dress for $20 and the maid of honor's dress for $10. I got one flower girl dress @ Beall's Outlet for $8 and the other @ Burlington Coat Factory for $20. I got all my flowers, vases, stones, baskets, candles and bubbles at the Dollar Tree for less than $150 and am doing my own arrangements. So depending on how much you want to do yourself, you can save a bundle. My budget is $3000, but I'm trying to do it for $2000. Most of our vendors are gifting their services to us or gave us a great rate because they do it as a hobby. DJ $60/hr + tip, Photographer $200 and Videographer for free. I used Pingg.com and did electronic save-the-dates, invitations and thank you cards. We got our wedding bands on clearance at Littman Jewelers and paid less than $900 for the bands, care plan & tax. I currently work for the court system and got a judge to do my ceremony and he won't let me pay him. So far, things are really coming together for our wedding.

I hope this helped give you some ideas for your own. June is very difficult to book because it's a popular wedding month. I'm going to do a search on here and see if I can come up with any other venue ideas for you.
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 3, 2010
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 3, 2010
I did a search for Cortland, NY. Not sure if any of these places will work for you or not, but check these out. Let me know if you need me to look further for you. I pulled all this information off Wedding Wire, but I'm sure we can find more on other sites. Some of these might be too expensive. If they don't provide the information on the website, that's a pretty good indication. But some of the others looked reasonable and within your price range. It just depends on whether the location will work for you or not.

http://www.jjande.com/
http://www.springsideinn.com/wedding.html
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/elmdt/hoteldetail?_requestid=326632
http://www.esperanzamansion.com/
http://www.francescas-cucina.com/
http://www.glassmagnolia.com/Weddings.html
http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/hathaway-house-mcgraw/66c65cba1e11055d.html
smilecamera
smilecamera
Posts: 3 July 3, 2010
senishaparker01 wrote:
My husband and I did not have a "wedding" the first time around almost 10 years ago, sooooooooo we have decided to renew our vows in Oct 2011. My issue is finding an affordable place that will have enough room for about 300 guests, a DJ, our Buffet Tables, the Cake, Gift Table and room for a dance floor and NOT have everyone sitting on top of one another. I am looking at this realistically and I am NOT one of the brides from "Platinum Brides", we do NOT have 75,000 to spend on just flowers or food. We would like an elegant ceremony, a fun reception and NOT go into debt planning it. Any suggestions for a Reception Venue in Statesboro, GA? Please and thank you and I pray that you all have the weddings of your dreams and long and happy marriages. God Bless.
smilecamera
smilecamera
Posts: 3 July 3, 2010
Hi Senisha, Happy 4th of July. I saw your question about your need for a large facility for your Renewal of Vows in Statesboro, GA. I would recommend Snella's Place (912) 682-8194.
I photographed a wedding there a few years ago and the place has plenty of room, good lighting, and is well maintained inside out. If you or your spouse have any other questions I am just a phone call away: 1-866-764-5365. Statesboro is a beautiful city to have your romantic wedding in. Wishing you guys continued happiness in your marriage. Ken the Photographer

Guest July 3, 2010
I am also looking to do my wedding on a budget. I have a few ideas but I am still in the information gathering phase- does anyone know if you can rent plexiglass pool covers at an affordable price?
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 4, 2010
I have no idea how much those would cost, but here in FL, Pench A Penny is who I would consult with.
sales448558
sales448558
Posts: 3 July 4, 2010
hmaduzia wrote:
I am getting so frustrated already and I am just starting to plan my wedding. I am getting married in May 2011 and I don't know where to start. I have about 100 guests to attend my wedding. I don't know where to have my wedding, any suggestions?


Where are u wanting to get married?
sales448558
sales448558
Posts: 3 July 4, 2010
Mary051 wrote:
Where can you find a place that will make BBQ Chichen and BBQ weiners and Meat balls in Troutdale , or


have u looked at Beal's Bbq www.bealsbbq.com or buster's bbq www.bustersbarbecue.com or http://www.cateringbydeangelos.com/picnic.htm
twinj468534
twinj468534
Posts: 9 July 5, 2010
There's a VA hall in Winslow. (half an hour away?)
twinj468534
twinj468534
Posts: 9 July 5, 2010
justice_4_u2003 wrote:
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!



Hi could you tell me what areas u cater to.


We looked it up...she's in Missouri! That's quite a haul to Maine!
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 5, 2010
hlfritts wrote:
I did a search for Cortland, NY. Not sure if any of these places will work for you or not, but check these out. Let me know if you need me to look further for you. I pulled all this information off Wedding Wire, but I'm sure we can find more on other sites. Some of these might be too expensive. If they don't provide the information on the website, that's a pretty good indication. But some of the others looked reasonable and within your price range. It just depends on whether the location will work for you or not. Thank you so much! I have not had time to blog because of work, and too tired to even get on line. We are now talking about having july 4th weekend of next year.

http://www.jjande.com/
http://www.springsideinn.com/wedding.html
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/elmdt/hoteldetail?_requestid=326632
http://www.esperanzamansion.com/
http://www.francescas-cucina.com/
http://www.glassmagnolia.com/Weddings.html
http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/hathaway-house-mcgraw/66c65cba1e11055d.html
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 5, 2010
hlfritts wrote:
For anyone looking for websites to help you plan you own wedding.

Here are some websites you might find useful:

http://www.bellabeachweddings.com/
http://www.diy-weddings.com/
http://www.do-it-yourself-weddings.com/
http://www.weddingwire.com/
http://www.beachwedding-guide.com/index.html
http://www.bridezillatimes.com/2009/09/how-to-have-a-destination-wedding-on-a-shoestring-budget/

Good luck to all of you in planning your special day!

Hey! This is Sbarnhart1974. Just to let you know, that we have looked up the posts that you send us. Hathaway House is already booked. Holiday Inn wanted $9,000. As well as the other places, booked up! Thanks again.
AylaR89
AylaR89
Posts: 3 July 5, 2010
a lot of the time churches have rental halls of course most wont allow alchohol. also check local parks good-luck, oh and if you have any relatives with a decent sized house you could ask to have it there.

Guest July 5, 2010
You asked where do you begin...we've done so many internet seaches. Lately, I've been trying things like "community centers" "cultural centers" and I've emailed some of the Historical Societies and Chambers of Commerce for local towns asking if they know of any facilities available to rent for the size of our wedding. Just some ideas. Good luck. It's a crazy, fun, exciting time, huh?
hlfri227254
hlfri227254
Posts: 21 July 5, 2010
Hey! This is Sbarnhart1974. Just to let you know, that we have looked up the posts that you send us. Hathaway House is already booked. Holiday Inn wanted $9,000. As well as the other places, booked up! Thanks again.

I was afraid of that. Hathaway House was the one I thought looked promising. I'm not surprised that Holiday Inn was so expensive after I saw the gazebo they had outside. It was very nice. I'll keep looking for you and see what I can find this week. I'll post something next weekend. If I were you, if you find the place you want and can't get it for that date, maybe you should consider changing the date to the 24th or 26th since you want a summer wedding. Saturdays in June are probably going to be the toughest to book anywhere. Figure out what the most important point of your day is and work from there. That way the most important things will reflect the memories you have of your special day.

Guest July 9, 2010
ELOPE!

Seriously, save your money. People will be just as happy to attend an after party - you might even get a few friends to plan it for you.
twinj468534
twinj468534
Posts: 9 July 9, 2010
RE:Holiday Inn or any other facility Many places list Wedding prices as well as Banquet prices. They will usually work with you off of the Banquet menu. It's usually fewer courses of food and doesn't include open bar. BTW, we've been told by many that cash bar costs less than open bar because most people don't drink enough to make the flat fee for open bar worth while.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 12, 2010
We just changed the date of our wedding. We are doing all of it ourselves. Centerpieces, table decor, party favors, but an ideas for actual venues, we are looking.
sbarn443751
sbarn443751
Posts: 190 July 12, 2010
Beach theme wedding in NY. Would it be rude to ask guests to bring their own lawn chairs for a wedding ceremony that is going to be outside? Because ideas for beach wedding for where we have looked, has just picnic tables.

Guest July 13, 2010
you can have a cheap wedding if only u get married ona friday or sunday, but u can bring cost down , by buying local flowers, and others. i got maried in 2007. i had 125 guest in Leonard's, www. ladolcevita.com , it was on a sunday . we planned on spending $10.000, ended spending $20.000. i planned my own wedding it took me a year, from my dress to the reception, no help from anyone. i bought flowers in seasons, visited 8 local ones. i order my party favors online , i got 350 for $99. formal dinner is less expensive than buffet style. my friend had buffet style dinner, before she walk down to the reception site food were almost gone, she had to pay an extra 2500. trust me on this. if u cannot afford getting married wait t'il u can because it is frustrating to have large sums of bills after ur union. thanks GoD for my parents,

Guest July 13, 2010
I got married on the beach and it was beautiful. I got a package deal for 795 dollars. The package included the ceremony, sand bottles instead of unity candles, two in remembrance candles, pictures, and a dvd. I don't think I could have found anything cheaper and it turn out like I had spent a fortune.
abeni474619
abeni474619
Posts: 1 July 13, 2010
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?

Find a photography student at your local or closest college. They usually do a great job and will work for less than professionals. You might even get lucky and find one for free, just so they can add to their portfolio.
sneed474730
sneed474730
Posts: 1 July 13, 2010
What area do you service?
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!

Guest July 13, 2010
Ok so I'm getting married in July 2011 in Seagrove FL, i found am AMAZING 3 story beach house with a large beautiful law for the reception and beach access for the ceremony, but I still have to find, ceremony chairs, reception tables/chairs, a DJ for 2-4 hours, food, flowers, a cake and a photographer... I NEED HELP!
keonn463886
keonn463886
Posts: 1 July 13, 2010
I am getting married Oct 16,2010 and still have not found a photographer or caterer in my price range. I live in Marietta Ga and we are getting married in Clarkston, GA. Catering quotes I have received are $25 and up per person and that's only heavy hors dourves. I was hoping to pay $10-12 per person for a buffet. I'm only having 50-60 people. I thought this would make it more affordable, so far it's still just out of reach. I am also looking for a photographer in the price range of about $150-200. He can just take the pics, edit them and give them to me on a disc. I can make the prints and wedding album myself. Any one have any ideas or other places for me to look? thanks for your assistance
info157979
info157979
Posts: 26 July 13, 2010
In all honesty no wedding photographer can provide you any coverage of your wedding for $150-200. That is unrealistic. If that is all you have, then your best to go to a Studio and have a portrait session. Buy prints later. We charge $150 -200 for basic portrait shoots, as I am sure you will find most PROFESSIONAL photographers do. Pros feed their families with their work, just as you feed yours with your work.
ketti451040
ketti451040
Posts: 1 July 13, 2010
I'm getting married in May 2011, I need help getting avenue and catering in fort lauderdale area in florida. I raelly need something that is affordable also I don't want buffet I need it for 100 people.
kryst475096
kryst475096
Posts: 1 July 13, 2010
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?


Try a photography student in college...
info157979
info157979
Posts: 26 July 13, 2010
krystal_kluess 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?


Try a photography student in college...


Photo students do not get training in wedding photography. I have taught college level courses. The emphasis is on technical aspects and art. Wedding photographers get training by working with other pros as apprentices . Some also have had training through organizations such as the Professional Photographers of America and Canada. There used to be a school in Winona Indiana for just that purpose. Sadly, I believe it is now gone.

The suggestion to get a photo student is often put forward in these discussions. They have absolutely no training in the pressures and protocol involved in wedding photography.They likely would not even have the proper equipment.You would be better served to contact the local camera club and view portfolios of the senior members, although I suspect if they are any good they too will charge realistic prices. If you want good, professional photography you simply can not cut corners.

Guest July 14, 2010
Our city has a nice gazebo in townsquare and as long as the city doesn't have an event booked; it's free! I've done many weddings here, from tuxes to jeans. www.oursimpleceremony.com
KathrinaK
KathrinaK
Posts: 2 July 15, 2010
How about a DIY wedding? You may need more help from your friends and family to go through it all though. It is really a challenge to prepare for your own wedding but hey you're happy right so no problem! I was just looking around for wedding card making ideas that I can use for my invitations since I want to make it look more of a DIY wedding.

Guest July 15, 2010
I am getting married April 23, 2011. I just started planning the wedding. I am trying to do something for abou5 35-40 guests. Very intimate wedding. I am having a hard time trying to find a venue for the reception. It seems that all the venues cater to guests sizes over 100. Is there anyone out there from New Orleans that can suggest some venue reception sites at a resonable cost.
Supplies
Supplies
Posts: 5 July 15, 2010
Hello, we have a website at weddingsuppliesunlimited.com where we sell personalized wedding accessories, favors, invitations at very reasonable prices. Check us out and if you have any questions please call us at 401-692-2500.
BrevardMinister
BrevardMinister
Posts: 157 July 16, 2010
info wrote:
If you want good, professional photography you simply can not cut corners.


I'm not a photographer, but I have to agree with you. I have seen the results of over 200 weddings and the difference in quality is striking. If capturing the wedding in high quality photos is important to a bride and groom, but they have a limited budget they really need to consider other ways to cut costs. The photographer only has once chance to capture the day. If they aren't spot on, the couple is left with disappointing photos for the rest of their lives.
wthurow
wthurow
Posts: 34 July 16, 2010
Here in Ocala, FL the Townsquare Gazebo is FREE!! (provided that the town does not have it booked for an event). It looks great in photos and I've done more there than I can remember!

Casual weddings are “IN”. The object is for everyone to be comfortable and enjoy the day. The bride and groom are dressed up, but sometimes not formal. The guests are expected to arrive in dressy but casual attire. The buffet is finger foods, drinks are ice cold and the music is fun. Guests enjoy the wedding because they’re much more relaxed. These are typically outdoor ceremonies, but that’s not the rule.

A link to a photo of the Ocala's downtown gazebo is on my website at http://www.oursimpleceremony.com/Venue.html Enjoy your wedding!!

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