So I just got engaged after seven years of dating. He has been married before and sohave I. However, he had a wedding and I have not so I am looking to have thatspecial day. The problem is I have set a 5K budget for about 50-60 guests,food, alcohol (just wine/beer) flowers, photography, cake and the ceremony. Isthis possible? I will be 40 when I get married and I know this is a small budget but we are trying to buy a house. I need help! Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks!
May 31, 2012
Well, my daughter spent around that much on hers and it was beautiful! For the food, she had Boston Market cater it. They came in and set up a buffet table. No one knew they were and everyone was commenting on how good the food was! They were priced right too. She also used a local park which had an indoor facility to host such a gathering at a very reasonable cost. If you need more info email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1, 2012
I would go with a bed and breakfast with a cabin or two and a Main house. That way you can mingle and cruise around and hot tub if you want to while still having a central room, 5 porches, four bathrooms, two kitchens, 3 outdoor patios, one BBQ...two beer tubs, etc.
Congratulations! Sure it is! I'm an event coordinator and I tell all my brides that anything is possible, no matter how large or small their budget is. It's what you make it out to be and how carefully you plan. You have a few options. Think about holding your wedding during the middle of the week or on a Sunday. Most venues and vendors will give a discount for holding your event on one of these days. Fridays and Saturdays are the most sought after days, leaving venues difficult to find and at a premium. Believe or not, you can hold a destination wedding to one of our beaches that are near by. Check out Ocean City and Virginia Beach. You can apply for a beach permit through parks and rec, which will cost you roughly $200.00. I just worked with a couple who had a similar budget and a guest list of 75. They were able to hold the wedding of their dreams on the beach in Virginia Beach and their reception was held in a banquet room at a local restaurant nearby.
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I also am in the same predicament as you. We have a budget because we are trying to manage our money for a home as well. But our goal isn't set for 5k, we must go lower... Do you think that's possible??
Is it possible to have a wedding cheaper than 5k? With the wedding the video the catering the flowers the rehersal dinner etc. Any cheap ideas let me know. It's my first and I want it to be a day to remember! But money management is my goal...
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