Post # 1
I just got engaged this past weekend and am trying to book a simple but nice wedding for August or September. I would prefer outdoors but I don’t know where to look for ideas. Does anyone have any ideas on some places in the area?
Post # 3
Congrats! How exciting! I have a couple of friends planning weddings in Seattle at the moment… two of them have about a ~$20k total budget and are going with Seattle Tennis Club. Apparently, they do not have a minimum food/drink cost, so it really helps to keep the costs down. I am not sure if you would be able to get a date at the end of this summer, though.
We had another friend get married at one of the restaurants on South Lake Union in Seattle–that was really nice and seemed to be logistically easy because everything was on site. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but send me a message if you’re interested and I’ll ask my FI.
We also had a family friend get married up north on Orcas Island. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend, but it sounded really magical. And they were able to do it for a very reasonable budget (less than $10k). I remember they said it was a lot of work, though, because they did not use a venue, so they had to arrange for a lot of rentals and think of things you would not normally have to think about if you’re using a typical wedding venue (e.g., electricity in the middle of a field).
Oh, I also just thought of another wedding we went to a couple of years ago at this sort of Mountain Lodge / Meadow area near Leavenworth. It was about a two hour drive from Seattle, and it was really cool–just a grassy area adjacent to a sort of barn-like structure (that had bathrooms and stuff like that). It was an afternoon wedding, with BBQ catered, and they had picnic tables (probably supplied by the location). Now that I think about it, that was a really nice wedding and I bet the budget was pretty reasonable as well.
It might be worth it to hire a planner, since you’re kind of working on a short time frame… that way, it’ll make it easier on you, and the planner will have lots of connections you can take advantage of (rather than having to sort through 50 DJs to find a good one, you know?).
Post # 4
alyssa! i live in burlington too, but your married now so i guess you dont need advice because i saw your marriage announcement in the paper congrats. i wanna know about all your vendors PLEASE