How we're staying on budget

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I love this post! It’s a great example for other brides who are trying to stay on budget. For us, we have a lot of things that are keeping our wedding somewhat on the more inexpensive side.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Just one question… how are you spending so little on the food and drink? Our food and drink alone was over £4,500, and we did our own evening buffet and a self-service bar.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

how many guests are you esitmating you’ll have?

This is super helpful 🙂 great post!

@JacobsMama:  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Rachel631:  My guess is because they’re in Missouri…it’s part of the southern US that typically has really low COL. REALLY low. a quick google search of houses to rent in jefferson city (the capital) shows rent under $800/month

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@JacobsMama:  So… the restaurant is bringing in food cooked in their kitchen and keeping it warm on site?

I’m interested that they provide that service. I’m not so sure they would be allowed to do that in the UK because of their insurance conditions, but I could be wrong.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@JacobsMama:  interesting, I thought MO would be considered the south too, I know arkansas is still considered the south (well, I think I know…that’s what a friend has told me) & I always considered OK and TX the south too. Good to know MO isn’t part of the south technically lol

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Rachel631:  It’s definitely because of the area they live in.  If I did super cheap food, it would still come to at least $5,000 given the area we’re having the wedding.  As it is, our food (which includes service, linens, and china) will probably be about $10,000 for 75-100 people to have a sit-down dinner.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@JacobsMama:  I see! You’re basically getting a huge take away and hiring a separate company to serve it! Clever.

You can’t do that here because of insurance (who is to blame in the case of food poisoning etc).

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@JacobsMama:  Well, we had our own caterer for the main meal (ie we didn’t use a preferred caterer), but they cooked and served the food for the main meal on site. Bringing in food which has been cooked by someone else to be served on site is seen as more of an insurance risk, because then there are two companies who might be liable in the case of problems: the company who prepared the food, and the company who keep it warm and serve it.

This has answered a question I had about US bees and why some of them get their food so cheap, though… you get a take away and then hire someone else to serve it!

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