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Posts: 7 April 14, 2010
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Guest April 14, 2010
jenisenethen. Both of you make a guest list first, so that you know how much room you will need. Once you do that then it will make choices easier on you as far as the church, reception place,or whichever venue you pick.

Guest April 14, 2010
Live in New Braunfels, Tx and looking for a cheap tent rental on a limited budget. Any help appreciated. Needs to cover at least 70 or less people. Backyard has no shade, except for porch which is not big enough. Will have banquet tables under it and small dance floor.
jenis410505
jenis410505
Posts: 1 April 14, 2010
I am getting married in July 2011. I have no idea where to start or what to do, anytime I try to get started I freak out and get completely overwhelmed. I have no idea what to do.
NeotericExpressions
NeotericExpressions
Posts: 41 April 13, 2010
Hi Terrell and Micaela,

Paying for your wedding out of pocket is definitely harder than it seems. My husband and I did that through the use of school loan refunds, not to mention we went into debt - I would definitely not recommend doing that.

Perhaps you guys can decided on just how big an affair you want to have, and take a look at realistically how many people you can afford to have there with you. Some couples decide to have a small wedding and bigger reception or dinner; some couples wait until they save up enough money. The most important thing is to really sit down with your fiance(e) and figure out what elements of a wedding you really feel are necessary to have what you would call a "successful" wedding. Maybe you can't have all 200 people there, but 50 would be nice, you know?

My best advice is breathe and keep it simple.

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terre410007
terre410007
Posts: 1 April 13, 2010
We Plan to get married between April and August of 2011 and my biggest worry is Money for the event. Looking for a venue in Houston, TX that is reasonable and I don't mine decorating it or catering the food through family to make up the cost. Any Ideas would help.
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 April 12, 2010
jessicasglc wrote:
Just got engaged and having a hell of time trying to find a place to work with our budget just for the reception, that has been the hardest thing to accomplish yet!!! Paying for your own wedding out of pocket is definantly harder then people make it seem!!!!


Where are you located and how many guests? Look for a venue with options on food. Many have ranges from buffet to actual sit down dinners. See about a day like Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. You are not competing with a 'bunch' of other couples and many vendors will give you discounts.

Robbie
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DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 April 12, 2010
debraphil wrote:
I am still 14 months out on my wedding. I am planning ahead so I dont get all stressed out. I am looking around at prices for things I want and need lol. But my biggest problem is my guest list. I have 68 people I know its not much but it is if I dont have a large budget. I know I live near seattle so its my own damn fault for everything being sooo expensive up here but I want a white wedding. My dad isnt going to be around much longer and he HAS to walk me down the isle. I am daddies little girl and that is the most important part for me.


If your budget won't allow the number of guests, a possibility is to have your wedding/reception for close family and friends and then maybe a more casual get together at your house or something like that or maybe don't do the huge reception, but go for more just cake and drinks. Your guests are there to see you celebrate this day and I know if I was one of your guests I would rather you not stress at this time then try to manage feeding me. Hope this helps

Robbie
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jessi408770
jessi408770
Posts: 1 April 12, 2010
Just got engaged and having a hell of time trying to find a place to work with our budget just for the reception, that has been the hardest thing to accomplish yet!!! Paying for your own wedding out of pocket is definantly harder then people make it seem!!!!
Kitten24
Kitten24
Posts: 3 April 12, 2010
I am still 14 months out on my wedding. I am planning ahead so I dont get all stressed out. I am looking around at prices for things I want and need lol. But my biggest problem is my guest list. I have 68 people I know its not much but it is if I dont have a large budget. I know I live near seattle so its my own damn fault for everything being sooo expensive up here but I want a white wedding. My dad isnt going to be around much longer and he HAS to walk me down the isle. I am daddies little girl and that is the most important part for me.
boydf402924
boydf402924
Posts: 2 April 10, 2010
bmn4883 wrote:
I am getting married in September/October. Does anyone have any ideas of a cheap venue in Memphis, Tennessee that will accomodate between 50-100 guests? This is where i need help, ahhhh!!!


Check out school vafeterias or VFW post or Nat'l guard armory in the area. You will have to decorate and clean up. but it is cheaper than all other places. Look for the newest schools.

Guest April 9, 2010
We are having a hard time finding a church in Derby ,Kansas to do the service because my daughter is not a member of a church.
gentz406368
gentz406368
Posts: 1 April 9, 2010
Finding an intimate wedding site; non denominational

Guest April 8, 2010
i have a cater for the wedding and a dj i need to find a hall for the recipection that is not expensive..
she-n402590
she-n402590
Posts: 3 April 6, 2010
The palnning is going okay but i just don't want to spend 8500 on food thats almost more than evrything else

Guest April 5, 2010
Hello everyone,
I'm getting married October 9, 2010. At the moment I am living a wedding reception venue nightmare. We originally signed a contract to have the reception, dinner and dance at a country club in Topeka, KS. Then, three weeks ago there was an article in the loccal newspaper saying the country club was undergoing foreclosure. Now it's a mad dash to try and find a new venue. We had the contract signed last September. There aren't many venues in the city of Topeka, and the one that is left is shall we say..country. We looked at another venue that was supposedly available. It was beautiful! We all agreed that we wanted it. Then as my mom goes to book the space this morning, the general manager of the space says that the place has been booked all along. Argh!! I just want an elegent reception, dinner and dance.
boydf402924
boydf402924
Posts: 2 April 5, 2010
reasonable priced reception halls in Henderson NC?
AffordableWeddingPlanner
AffordableWeddingPlanner
Posts: 22 April 2, 2010
My fiance and I are getting married December 11, 2010. I really want to get married on the beach, but i fear it will be too cold. I would love a place that we could get married inside with the beach in full view! Does anyone have any suggestions?

What Beach are you looking at to get married at? Call hotels in the area.

Guest April 1, 2010
I am trying to find a nice resonable priced place to have my wedding...does anyone know anything?

Guest April 1, 2010
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Shauk400217
Shauk400217
Posts: 1 April 1, 2010
We are getting married in 9/02/11 i want a evening wedding but it is labor day weekend cant decide fri. or sat. then i need a place i really want a big reception and small wedding i am in chester va what should i do??

Guest April 1, 2010
My fiance and I are getting married December 11, 2010. I really want to get married on the beach, but i fear it will be too cold. I would love a place that we could get married inside with the beach in full view! Does anyone have any suggestions?
di_18383019
di_18383019
Posts: 2 March 31, 2010
We are in Virginia Beach and have a large family and a lot of friends, but not a lot of money upset We originally said that we would have our ceremony in May, but due to military scheduling, now it is in October. I am left to most if not all of the planning, but have no clue on what to do. Our guest list is tentative, we have no location, and we are both extremely busy with work. We have thought about hiring a planner, but have a very tight budget and do not know where to start. We don't even have a venue!! Please HELP!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 31, 2010
julie-831 wrote:
Hello my name is Julie and Im planning my wedding in Salinas,CA for July 9th 2011, I'm stressing cuz I dont know where to start what to do ? Need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi Julie. Startt by taking a deep breath...you have time. Go find a checklist for guidance. There is one on my site and you can print it out or save it to your PC. The most important thing you want to take care of first is venue. Where do you want to get married and is the reception at the same place. You need to have an idea of number of guests before you start talking to venues. What type of venue do you want - elegant, outdoor like a country club....some have packages that will take care of a lot of the things you will need/want - food, drink, linens etc.

Go get the checklist www.desertlightweddings.com and a lot of your stress will go away!


Robbie
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DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 31, 2010
gratejam wrote:
My fiance and i are getting hitched in May of 2011. I have over a year to get everything squared away, but i am already freaking out. I printed a checlist off the internet, i bought a wedding planner booklet, I am constantly researching on the web, and I feel like all of this is stressing me out even more. I'm hoping that it's all a puzzle that will fit together perfectly. Is it too soon for me to be this crazy? This is my second marriage and this one seems so much more stressful than the last. Anyway, best wishes to everyone on their special day.


Hi. If you can afford a planner, find one who offers 'just a little' guidance if you want to do most of this on your own. They will get you started and be available for questions and to help you destress. If you can afford more and don't ant to worry about all of the planning and especially the ceremony/reception you can hire them for that as well. If a planner is not an option, start with your venue. Decide what type of wedding, wedding/reception at the same place, and indoor/outdoor and what is important to you. Some have packages where most of the things you need are taken care of and you can even get an onsite planner for the day of. Some have vendor recommendation lists too.

Hope this helps.

Robbie
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julie399024
julie399024
Posts: 1 March 31, 2010
Hello my name is Julie and Im planning my wedding in Salinas,CA for July 9th 2011, I'm stressing cuz I dont know where to start what to do ? Need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grate398954
grate398954
Posts: 2 March 30, 2010
My fiance and i are getting hitched in May of 2011. I have over a year to get everything squared away, but i am already freaking out. I printed a checlist off the internet, i bought a wedding planner booklet, I am constantly researching on the web, and I feel like all of this is stressing me out even more. I'm hoping that it's all a puzzle that will fit together perfectly. Is it too soon for me to be this crazy? This is my second marriage and this one seems so much more stressful than the last. Anyway, best wishes to everyone on their special day.
lucke398911
lucke398911
Posts: 1 March 30, 2010
I'm getting married 6/26/10 and all I know at this time is that I was it semi-formal guys in shirts ties and slacks girls in dresses. I'm stressing about everything are the dresses to dressy where will it be wheres the reception.. I want a good wedding that fits in my very narrow and tight budget... I'm ready to throw up my hands and go to the JOP
AffordableWeddingPlanner
AffordableWeddingPlanner
Posts: 22 March 30, 2010
If any one needs help around Myrtle Beach SC area i will be glad to help!

Guest March 30, 2010
look into the White Fox Inn. They are surprisingly reasonable and offer a beautiful location that will look spectacular whether or not you can adding decorations into the budget.

Guest March 30, 2010
Somebody please help me!!! I am getting married May 22 and I still don't know where. I want to get married @ my church but have not been able to confirm, I also have in inquired about having wedding and reception in the park which is really inexpensive to reserve but if i put all the plans into that I just pray it doesn't rain. That is my biggest concern is the location plus my budget is very low. Help!!!!!

Guest March 30, 2010
My biggest worry.....my soon to be mother-in-law!!! I'm no spring chicken yet this woman wants to run everything. It's driving me crazy.
sharo327592
sharo327592
Posts: 1 March 29, 2010
My biggest worry is, getting married in Calgary sept 24th 2011, need to find a place to have a wedding and someone to cook the meal we want ,and can trust, because I have bad allergies, and some people thats attending..
bmn48397538
bmn48397538
Posts: 1 March 29, 2010
I am getting married in September/October. Does anyone have any ideas of a cheap venue in Memphis, Tennessee that will accomodate between 50-100 guests? This is where i need help, ahhhh!!!

Guest March 29, 2010
I am planning a wedding for july 2011. Does anyone know any good sites for a wedding in minnesota for 250 guest.
LoraD
LoraD
Posts: 16 March 29, 2010
To: scarlet_townsend08:

giftsandotherwise.com

Thanks for the info! I decided, that my mom will help me out with the favors... so I need a place to get all the necessary..
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 27, 2010
For the couple in Southern NJ. I don't know the area, but if you are thinking outdoor venue then must be nice so are there any nice parks in the area? Out here (Arizona) they require a small deposit. You could go to a party rental company and get the tables, chairs, tent you need for your ceremony & reception. You'd have to caterer the food & drink, but that may be required regardless of where you go.

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yeah.387795
yeah.387795
Posts: 2 March 27, 2010
i finally found the dress that is going to work with my baby bump

Guest March 27, 2010
Hi there! We are getting married on October 24, 2010 in Southern NJ/the surrounding area, but have had an awful time finding a venue we like that fits our tight budget. We're not the ballroom/banquet hall type of people and are instead looking for a venue with a great landscape to hold an outdoor ceremony and tented or barn reception. We love the idea of having a backyard wedding, but unfortunately do not have the yard capacity to hold the event, nor do we know of anyone who does. It's extremely frustrating and it seems like I'm online every night after work looking for venues and calling all over the place. Hopefully relief will come soon! I'm desperate to get past this giant obstacle!
wendy394970
wendy394970
Posts: 2 March 27, 2010
countryrunner05 wrote:
We are getting married Sept. 4 2010 but we are having trouble finding a reception area to meet out budget. We only need a small place that will allow us to have our own food but everything is already booked or way over our budget.


if you arent completly against the idea you could try a local bar we got ours for free. and they are letting us bring our own food. the dance floors are already there and usualy you can get the bars dj at a lower rate.

Guest March 26, 2010
Thanks desert light weddings... I made a mistake about the year it is 2010, so it 7 months away. But i am looking into making our own arrangements so thanks for the suggestions we will take all we can get. Looks like we found a great place to have the wedding reception . Now we have to work on the caters, someone also told us to check Costco, or BJ's for the wedding cake.....we are going to look into that,
Thanks again
Lou Anne
enh4t387137
enh4t387137
Posts: 3 March 26, 2010
sherry.l.schillreff wrote:
March 12, 2011 Which is still a good year away. We thought we were lucky when we found a venue that offered a package deal for the wedding, reception and 150 guest. Perfect right! Not so much... Now were finding out the the contract we signed with the venue meant nothing and were being asked to sign contracts with each of the independent parties, D.J., Florist etc. that they use which all have some sort of hidden fee. Biggest worry: What's next weve already signed to the tune of $15,000.



I am so glad you posted this because a couple of venues I've checked out have tried to do the same thing and I was skeptical when they were talking about their vendor lists and come to find out these weren't included, just forced on you. It's terrible how people try to score a buck and ruin your day like that.
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 26, 2010
louannecaputo wrote:
Trying to book a wedding on a dime any suggestions about 75 people total budget , without gown and photographer, $7,000. HELP
NOVEMBER 7 , 2011 We are open to any and all suggestions !!


Hi. Where are you located? You should be able to do it with your gown and photographer for close to that. Just did one here in Phoenix at a wonderful venue with ceremony, reception, buffet dinner. I am assuming you do not have a planner so see if you can find a venue that will discount it since Nov 7, 11 is a Monday . Your gown go to a bridal show that has a fashion show...you can get a beautiful dress at a reasonable cost. Does not have to be a designer name. Your flowers and decorations shop around online for things or craft stores or if you have Costco locally (flowers are beautiful). You can put together your own arrangments and bouquets. Again reasonably priced and beautiful.

If you can manage it, don't skip on the photographer! The cake, music etc. don't last, but your photos do. You have time shop around and don't be afraid to talk to new photographers (of course see their work and get references), but just because new doesn't mean you won't get quaility...good chance you will.

Hope this helps.

Robbie
Desert Light Weddings
count394739
count394739
Posts: 1 March 26, 2010
We are getting married Sept. 4 2010 but we are having trouble finding a reception area to meet out budget. We only need a small place that will allow us to have our own food but everything is already booked or way over our budget.
erika393840
erika393840
Posts: 1 March 25, 2010
i need a nice but affordable recepion. Its or about 400 people but i cant seem to ind anything within our budget. I was hoping someone can help me out areas Im interested in are Los Angeles Ca
louan393108
louan393108
Posts: 1 March 24, 2010
Trying to book a wedding on a dime any suggestions about 75 people total budget , without gown and photographer, $7,000. HELP
NOVEMBER 7 , 2011 We are open to any and all suggestions !!
DesertLightWeddings
DesertLightWeddings
Posts: 130 March 23, 2010
To scarlet_townsend08
Check out places like Costco or if you have AJs Fine Foods in your area. Some place like that. I found flowers that were exactly what my bride wanted at Costco, great price, they were delivered to their house for them. She and her bridesmaids made the bouquets. She put some bead type decorations around hers that hung down just a bit and it was beautiful (Michael's or a craft store). You can do it and not spend a huge amount of money and they are beautiful. Hope this helps.

Robbie
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scarl373947
scarl373947
Posts: 1 March 23, 2010
getting married march 26 2011. so nervous. we're doing a small diy wedding with a budget of 3000. it might increase if our circumstances change. My biggest worry is that i cant pull it all together the way i want it to be. Just thought I'd share with some other brides that giftsandotherwise.com seems to have a nice selection of favors and table decorations for the reception. as far as flowers go. i need help with that!!!!
thema391958
thema391958
Posts: 1 March 23, 2010
Same here. We already have a date we just need to find a venue. Any ideas?
LoraD
LoraD
Posts: 16 March 23, 2010
Just got engaged like a few days ago! :-D Our tentative date is March 12, 2011!!! It's gonna be a Big Fat Greek Wedding... We cant play with the date since we need the March break for our honeymoon... I live in Europe and my finacé in Canada. It's pretty much exciting the whole planing but at the same time, I wish I was there to do everything and see everyhting... (websites cant be good enough...) Just imagine we dont get the or a venue at that date???? Which photographer??? How do I organize the center pieces, all the small details...

Wish all the brides to be all the best while planning!

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