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Guest April 21, 2012
Don't tell venues that you are planning a wedding. Tell them you are having a family reunion. Some places will charge you less.
watchman444
watchman444
Posts: 2 April 21, 2012
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Guest April 20, 2012
Well we decided to have it in grandmothers back yard in york PA. she offered to pay for food so that helps out alot!

Guest April 20, 2012
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Guest April 19, 2012
Cindy Andrade, of Celebrations by Cindy, I am in the bay area and extremely affordable as I do this for sentimental reasons as a side busienss. You can contact me by accessing www.celebrationsbycindy.com
l.wes826486
l.wes826486
Posts: 1 April 19, 2012
Where will the wedding be? What state?

Guest April 17, 2012
I have a budget of $6500--- I am in Atlanta, GA and I have searched venues that I've looked at but for what I am wanting to spend it willonly cover about 75 guests! I have about 200 because my fiancee is from Atlanta and his family is here but all my fam has to come from Missouri which makes for a large guests lists.... Soemone please help me before I pull out ALL my hair! I live in the west suburbs of Atlanta but any facility in the Atlanta area will work for me. the amount of $6500 is to cover the venue for reception/ceremony for 200 guests as well as the bar, dj, limo- the bridesmaids dress, my dress, tuxedos, flowers and rings are not a part of the amount. Please help!

Guest April 17, 2012
You could have a BBQ reception in a backyard or in a scenic city park. You may have to get permission from the city parks board. If you want centerpieces, you could look for eclectic inexpensive vases at thrift stores. A cheap and new trend for wedding cakes is making one out of a rice krispie "squares" recipe.
I hope that helps! Happy Planning smile
MyOnlineWeddingHelp
MyOnlineWeddingHelp
Posts: 10 April 17, 2012
Thoughts on St. Louis reception. Don't know the cost on these for sure, but...
-Carondolet park
-Any community park with a pavilion.
-Andre's or Orlando Gardens ... they both do alot of receptions, so maybe they have an inexpensive option.
-If it's during the summer, maybe look at colleges and Universities--in a quad or other scenic area.
-I have a St. Louis reception Pinterest board with ideas that are a bit more mainstream here: http://pinterest.com/YourWeddingHelp/st-louis-wedding-reception-venues/

Guest April 16, 2012
Sorry, located in St. Louis, MO

Guest April 16, 2012
Planning a wedding for September 2012 with a budget of $5000 (not including the dress). Need a venue for the reception any suggestions?

Guest April 15, 2012
Hello, we are planning our wedding in the atlanta area on a low budget also. Im just getting started don't really know what to do. I'm going to check out some of the sites that were posted on this blog. Congratulations! It will turn out great.

Guest April 15, 2012
Hi, IF you need any help in planning your wedding send me a message at wicca31457@yahoo.com. Heavenly Angel Event and Wedding Planning. My name is Melanie
JsEventsolutions
JsEventsolutions
Posts: 1 April 14, 2012
MyOnlineWeddingHelp has some great ideas that I really agree with! In addition you can try these helpful tips.

1. Photographer
Have a professor from your local college recommend his/her best student. Students will usually work for just experience for their portfolio, or for a minimal fee. Ask that the photos be put on disk, then only have printed the ones you want printed. This will save you a ton of money! AND you can have them printed AFTER the wedding, instead of paying the price up front.

2. Catering
This is a HUGE expense, my suggestion would be to reduce the size of your wedding party and your guest list. I know, I know, maybe that's hard but an intimate wedding with the people you love most near could end up being more special to you than 200 people that you will never have a chance to speak to that day.
Breakfast is usually less expensive than dinner. Buffets can be less expensive as well. But if you really want to cut costs have an evening wedding after dinner time with just a dessert buffet.

3. Dress
Remember, you will only wear it one day. YIKES! Yes, I did say that! Mine sits in a closet to this day. There are plenty of affordable, simple and elegant dresses online, that can be dressed up with "something borrowed". wink

4. Tulle, Tulle, Tulle and Tulle. MyOnlineWeddingHelp had great ideas there!

5. Music
Instead of a DJ.....find some music students at your local college as well. Starving musicians will play anywhere for exposure. Look around. smile You may get someone for 100 bucks for 3-4 hours, and they will be quality musicians, remember to ask a professor which student they think would be the best fit. Also remember to ask for a recording or demo before choosing.

6. Venue
AVOID a church and AVOID a hall. I agree with others on going the "backyard" route, it's really your best bet.

I hope this helped a little. Congratulations! I wish you the very best!

Guest April 14, 2012
Reception for 70 people and all for 3000.00 including tables chairs kindness flowers decorations open bar dancing dj audio sound and all that us requested.for a reception. Need to have beverages and dinner that is easy like appetizers foods chicken fingers wings etc. Not fancy. I need help. I need someone to gave all these things in the reception room available at the time of the wedding ... My number is 7024436774. I will be in Calif on may 23 to meet with people who want my business ....

Guest April 14, 2012
I needs a reception for 79 people in rancho cucumenga need allll services including open bar dance dj. Food beverage and all that goes smooth. 7024436774
bransoninn
bransoninn
Posts: 1 April 14, 2012
I will do your wedding for $2000 at the Best Western Branson Inn in Branson, MO. You may call me at 417-338-2141. I have no idea where you are.
kandkflorals
kandkflorals
Posts: 41 April 14, 2012
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I designed flowers for a couple a couple of years ago whose family got together and prepared the food for them as their wedding gift-It was really lovely, and the food was delicious! http://www.etsy.com/shop/KandKFloralandDesign
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
Posts: 82 April 13, 2012
ram12 wrote:
I found a venue that will do open bar, cocktail hour,sit down dinner and center pieces for $2500, its a bit over budget and im wondering if its a little to good to be true. what do you think?


If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be careful....
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
JoyfulPromisesOfficiants
Posts: 82 April 13, 2012
Check your local Elks Club, VFW hall, community center, parks & recreation, college, YMCA, etc. for a venue. They will often rent their spaces inexpensively and will allow you to bring in your own food. Sams Club and Costco can provide your cake -- a round layer cake on top of a 1/4 or 1/2 sheet cake makes a lovely wedding cake for much less than a standard bakery cake. www.orientaltrading.com has great deals on favors and other decorations. Your local supermarket, KFC, Buona Beef, or other will do catering for much less than a banquet hall or hotel. Or just have a wedding cake/punch/coffee reception -- this is perfect for a 2 PM wedding!

You can do this -- my own wedding cost $1800 for 80 people!

Best wishes,

Marti Barton, Officiant
Joyful Promises
http://www.joyfulpromises.com
CharlestonWeddingPhotographers
CharlestonWeddingPhotographers
Posts: 11 April 13, 2012
Our Professional photography packages start at $450. Not sure where you are located, but we work with everyone's budget. Also Check the DOLLAR TREE ($1.00 store). They have great little nick-knacks for decorations. County parks might offer affordable recreation areas. Elementary/high schools sometimes rent their gymnasiums.
Keep your guest list low. Do a sweets only reception around 3pm (after lunch - before supper), home-baking snacks, cookies and goodies. Ask a cousin to maintain a nice stereo system with your favorite songs. You can probably expect a great 2 hour event! Good luck!!

Guest April 13, 2012
I'm enamored with tulle, too! Gossamer costs about the same and is shinier...that's pretty cool, too.

Another thought on venue...any empty buildings or warehouse space in your town? Maybe that could work.
IFGevents2012
IFGevents2012
Posts: 3 April 13, 2012
In Delaware, look at your local public gardens and you should find something similar to Intl Friendship Gardens.
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
IFGevents2012 wrote:
If you are anywhere near Michigan City, IN I can suggest several sites at International Friendship Gardens you could use. There are several local officiants who are reasonably priced. Do-it-yourself food for receptions will also bring the price down. Brides & Grooms all have different wishes for their special day. Some want a very basic reception-wedding and can pull off a beautiful day for $2k. Seen it done, know it can be done. If interested in more help or info, please call 219.878.9885 and leave a message for Mary Kay or Nancy.


that would be great..but im in delaware upset thanks though
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
MyOnlineWeddingHelp wrote:
Your budget is extremely low, so you'll have to keep a close eye on what you spend. A few thoughts and links to more complete information (disclosure: links are to my website/Pinterest account)...

  • As ram12 pointed out, the venue is usually a big cost, so get creative about where you hold the wedding--in someone's back yard, a field/barn, basement, etc. Basically, anyplace you can get with open space--non-traditional venues are in.
  • Catering/food is another large expense. You can do a home made desserts bar instead of a big cake for people to eat. If you want a traditional cake cutting, have a very small one. Food will depend...maybe you can recruit family/friends for a complete DIY or work with caterer to make main dish and you supply sides?
  • If you want a veil, you can make your own inexpensively ( http://veils.myonlineweddinghelp.com/make-veil )
  • Use a lot of tulle to decorate and use for favors. You can get your selection of color on a 50-yard bolt of 54" for around $40-$50 or a 108" wide for around $100. Message me/reply if you need a link to inexpensive tulle... it's great for a lot of uses (Some ideas on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/YourWeddingHelp/tulle-ideas/ )
  • Have your favors double as centerpieces...for example: cut tulle into 8" or so squares, fill with inexpensive bulk candy like jellybeans, tie with a matching or contrasting ribbon. For each table's centerpiece, put them on a plate or platter from your--or someone else's--kitchen (they don't have to match). Surround with a few small votives or tea lights for more pizazz.
  • You can usually find a better selection of low-cost items online than you can locally. Look for sales and use coupon codes on top of the sales when you can. Also, some wholesale-priced websites sell single items. (Current deals and offers from online merchants/wholesalers here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/shop-wedding/all-promotion-codes.php ).
HTH.




LOVING THAT TULLE IDEA!!
IFGevents2012
IFGevents2012
Posts: 3 April 13, 2012
If you are anywhere near Michigan City, IN I can suggest several sites at International Friendship Gardens you could use. There are several local officiants who are reasonably priced. Do-it-yourself food for receptions will also bring the price down. Brides & Grooms all have different wishes for their special day. Some want a very basic reception-wedding and can pull off a beautiful day for $2k. Seen it done, know it can be done. If interested in more help or info, please call 219.878.9885 and leave a message for Mary Kay or Nancy.
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
I found a wedding venue that will do open bar, cocktail hour,sit down dinner and center pieces for $2500, its a bit over budget and im wondering if its a little to good to be true. what do you think?
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
meant yard
MyOnlineWeddingHelp
MyOnlineWeddingHelp
Posts: 10 April 13, 2012
Your budget is extremely low, so you'll have to keep a close eye on what you spend. A few thoughts and links to more complete information (disclosure: links are to my website/Pinterest account)...

  • As ram12 pointed out, the venue is usually a big cost, so get creative about where you hold the wedding--in someone's back yard, a field/barn, basement, etc. Basically, anyplace you can get with open space--non-traditional venues are in.
  • Catering/food is another large expense. You can do a home made desserts bar instead of a big cake for people to eat. If you want a traditional cake cutting, have a very small one. Food will depend...maybe you can recruit family/friends for a complete DIY or work with caterer to make main dish and you supply sides?
  • If you want a veil, you can make your own inexpensively ( http://veils.myonlineweddinghelp.com/make-veil )
  • Use a lot of tulle to decorate and use for favors. You can get your selection of color on a 50-yard bolt of 54" for around $40-$50 or a 108" wide for around $100. Message me/reply if you need a link to inexpensive tulle... it's great for a lot of uses (Some ideas on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/YourWeddingHelp/tulle-ideas/ )
  • Have your favors double as centerpieces...for example: cut tulle into 8" or so squares, fill with inexpensive bulk candy like jellybeans, tie with a matching or contrasting ribbon. For each table's centerpiece, put them on a plate or platter from your--or someone else's--kitchen (they don't have to match). Surround with a few small votives or tea lights for more pizazz.
  • You can usually find a better selection of low-cost items online than you can locally. Look for sales and use coupon codes on top of the sales when you can. Also, some wholesale-priced websites sell single items. (Current deals and offers from online merchants/wholesalers here: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/shop-wedding/all-promotion-codes.php ).
HTH.
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
We tried finding a back tard to have it in but no one in either pf our families had a big enough back yard for all that.

Guest April 13, 2012
I have the same budget.
getting married & having the reception in my parents backyard.
bridesmaids dress they are paying for.
bouquets and boutineirres making them ourselves
cake is a wedding gift
food we are having a pig roast/BBQ
balloons & garden flowers as decorations
ram12
ram12
Posts: 8 April 13, 2012
we had the bridesmaids pay for their dresses, were having fake flowers and are making them ourselfs the guys dont want boutineirres so we dont have that problem. plus were doing our own wedding cake but so far the cheapest venue i could find is $2500

Guest April 13, 2012
contact me at 250-763-8051
www.theartoffinecatering.com
AveryFlynnMagic
AveryFlynnMagic
Posts: 22 April 13, 2012
would you like some fantastic fun and entertainment a
At the after wedding party then hire a magician and balloon artist avery flynn certified by the international brotherhood of magicians

Guest April 13, 2012
I have a few pointers. Our budget was about the same minus the dress. The bridesmaids paid for their attire, the only flowers we are getting are the bouquets and boutineirres, and his uncle is a pastor and is letting us use his church free of charge. We are also decorating our reception site ourselves with things found at local decorating places and online; also at a fairly cheap price.
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