August 17, 2012
My husband and I are pallning a vow renewal on our 5th anniversary because we didn't get to have the wedding we wanted with all of our family present since he PCS'ed to another state a couple of months before the wedding! Now we want to have our wedding with all of our family in NY and my fahter will be able to attend this one he was not able to attend the first one. Any help would be greatly appreciated! We will have around 200 guests I would love a nice hall that we can decorate ourselves but we are totally open! When I say budget I mean BUDGET venue dont want to spend more than $2000 (prefer less) and we are having it on a Friday which is usually cheaper so I hope that will help!
Dear Guest - NY on a budget:
It is extremely difficult for your guest count to be on your $2000 budget. Unless you have your family and friends chip in food, your budget would still be a bit low - but doable.
Where in NY are you? I am a planner and may be able to help, but keep in mind that it is an extremely huge challenge.
1. If you belong to a church, is there any party room? Or, do you have a family member or friend who would be able to help you do that? This way you usually give a donation and lack the rental fee.
2. You can have a backyard wedding. Do you know anyone with a house and nice backyard?
3. Can you cut your guest list?
4. As I can see, your option would be just a wine and appetizer party, which can be done nicely, earlier in the day, followed by cake and a candy table whereby your guests can bring candy home as a favor, and a very basic photo package.
Give me a call and we can chat.
646 684 4294
August 17, 2012
I'm on a budget too! We pay bills just like you and get nothing for free. Really we pay more just because we are a business. So my advise to you is either wait till you can afford it, or get the government to pay for it as they have no budget.