(Closed) help me cut my spending

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I cut?
    uplighting : (22 votes)
    31 %
    cocktail hour decor : (12 votes)
    17 %
    beer upgrade : (12 votes)
    17 %
    out of town bags : (12 votes)
    17 %
    extra passed HD : (12 votes)
    17 %
    shuttle bus : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9484 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My two that I would cut:

    • Beer upgrade.  I seriously love Yeungling and would be completely happy with that.  I know that there will be people who prefer Miller Lite as well.
    • Outdoor cocktail hour decor.  It’s only for a small bit of time so I don’t see a need to spend the extra money.  I know it looks really pretty, but I would focus mainly on the reception, dinner, and inside the venue.

    Post # 5
    Member
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would def cut the beer..Miller Lite is my fav beer anyways=)

    You can also pass on the extra food passed and the extra decor at cocktail hour to save some serious cashMoney Mouth

    Post # 6
    Member
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Cut the uplighting and the OOT bags. Pleeeeaaaaaseeee don’t cut the beer! Nooooooooo!!

    Post # 7
    Member
    3183 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @mrssrm:  Ha, I’m with you on the beer.

    I would cut the uplighting, OOT bags and the cocktail hour decor.  The room looks beautiful I don’t think it needs much.  I feel like the guests will appreciate and better beer (well, if they are like me they would, guess it depends on your guests!) and the shuttle and will notice and remember that a lot more than the decor. 

    ETA – Just noticed you have Sam Octoberfest on the upgraded list.  First of all, I’m jealous that’s available during your wedding, and second you can’t cut that!  haha. 

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would definitely cut OOT bags, uplighting, and cocktail hour decor. OOT bags are a nice gesture but I just feel they are not worth the time and money, and I doubt they will be missed. I agree with PP regarding the cocktail hour decor and uplighting. As far as beer it seems as though you would enjoy the upgrade so I would keep it that way 🙂 I enjoy Oktoberfest as well. FInally I would not under any circumstances cut the shuttle. I feel it’s so important to provide this for the guests, seeing as how they chose to do the responsible thing and stay over, there is reason they should take a risk of needing to drive during/after drinking.

    Post # 9
    Member
    11287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i would say the uplighting and the outdoor decor.  the cocktail hour is only for a short time so there’s no need for extra decor expense.  that being said, you can probably cut back on that 4th hors d’oeurve.  your guests won’t notice and they won’t be full for dinner.

    i think oot bags are a great detail to show an extra thankyou for those guests who took the time to travel to spend the day with you.

    the shuttle is also a thoughtful service for your guests.  just make sure that your guests are aware of this prior to making other arrangements.

    Post # 11
    Member
    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @September29:  That beer is so perfect for that time of year! Trust me, I’m sure the OOT guests much rather prefer to be driven to and from the venue safely and provided great food and drink as opposed to a little goody bag. My personal opinion as both a former bride and guest.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would cut the uplighting and the shuttle bus. People are adults they can get themselves back and forth

    Post # 13
    Member
    3183 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @September29:  So will you still have Miller Lite or some other beer like that available?  Not sure how the pricing goes, but it would annoy me if I was spending extra money for the good stuff and people were begrudgingly drinking it wishing it was a Miller Lite. 

    Post # 14
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I do agree though to definitely make sure the guests are fully aware of this shuttle. I dont remember if the hotel informed my guests or if it was word of mouth or some combination, but they all knew and used it.

    Post # 16
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    264 posts
    Helper bee

    I would cut (in this order) the cocktail decor, the OOT bags, and the uplighting.

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