(Closed) Budget Woes

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
389 posts
Helper bee

Are you two the only people paying the wedding?  What about his parents?  Your parents?  Grandparents?  Brothers and sisters?  Aunts and uncles?

What I’m saying here is to have a get together with your close folks and see if they could chip in to pay for your wedding. Perhaps a backyard wedding or a rental at a Knights of Columbus or VFW or other public venue would be cheaper.  Perhaps your folks could chip in with food, alcohol, flowers, cake in lieu of a gift.

Don’t give up!  Good luck.

Post # 4
Member
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes I suggest using a VFW. We are on a budget too and found one for 250.00 for the day, though that doesnt include the barmen or beer. But it is still such a deal!!

Post # 5
Member
307 posts
Helper bee

sorry, what is a VFW?

Post # 8
Member
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@39bride:  Aww I feel your pain!  I live in LA and we originally planned to have a $10,000 budget.  We had to rethink and upped it to about $13,000 and I think we might actually be able to do it!  And with a guest list of 150.  The biggest money saver for us was finding a venue with no site fee where a full three course sit down meal was less than $40/head.  Send me a message if you’re interested, but unfortunately it’s an indoor venue and it sounds like you’re looking for outdoor.

Post # 9
Member
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Check local restaurants.I live in Sacramento.I know southern California is more expensive.We found a nice French restaurantr that has a $500 minimum and no site fee.Good luck

Post # 10
Member
2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@nkatsa:  I live in Huntington Beach and have the same budget.  I was looking for an outdoor venue, but at this point I’m also just trying to find anything that might work in Southern California for 10K (everything except rings).  If you have any locations you found that would help, please send me the info.

Post # 11
Member
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I live in OC and originally was hoping to spend $10-15k.  In the end, a full 150 person wedding (Sunday morning brunch with full open bar) at the Montage in Laguna will cost me $35k, including honeymoon.  Cest la vie. 

We are older and are paying for it all ourselves.  I’m happy to chat via PM about the various beach locations we considered before bit the bullet for our dream venue.  πŸ™‚

Post # 12
Member
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Kristin C:  Tivoli Terrace in Laguna can fit in that budget.  πŸ™‚

The topic ‘Budget Woes’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors