Post # 1
does anyone else get depressed / the wind knocked out of them when they receive a quote for something? hahaha. ughh. just got my quote for my cake, which i thought was going to be cheaper. i hate that it makes me sad sometimes instead of happy. i feel SO GUILTY spending SO MUCH MONEY! but it’s worth it, right??? haha. this is when being a trust fund baby would come in handy…
Post # 3
@amandasouthcarolina: Individually wrapped Ding Dongs make one hell of a dessert!
Post # 4
I saw a couple photog quotes and started laughing boarderline hysterically!
Post # 5
Our cake is free… I’m telling you, eloping to a resort is the way to go. That said, we are still spending a ridic amount of money, for us. But it’s worth it!
Post # 7
@mrs_pudding_pop: Eloping to a resort is what we did! (A Canadian resort, not tropical).
But yes, I did plan a full wedding, and it was in Jackson Hole, so just imgagine the costs there! I was looking at grocery store cakes and flowers becaues wedding vendors were too much!
Post # 8
@amandasouthcarolina: Our cupckaes are coming in at $375 (for 300 mini) and then another $85 for a little 6″ cutting cake and $25 to rent the stand. So $485 total. The plated desert our caterer has on the menu is $900. Cupcakes it is (they also wanted to charge us $5 per person if they were to provide cake or cupcakes…)
It pays to shop around.
My first floral quote was double what I ended up paying.
Post # 10
My cakes are costing me $885, and if I would have taken the first quote I recieved I would have spent $1550. It pays to shop around.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
@amandasouthcarolina: Yes it is worth it! But I’m shocked too sometimes when i get a quote. Especially my flower quote. I went in thinking my 4.5K budget was way more then I would need, the florist knew my budget was 3-5K…she talked up all these flowers and beautiful ideas for the ceremony…when I got my quote it was over $7K I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry!! I eventially calmed down and worked to change the proposal and got it down to 6, more then we wanted to pay, but it is totally worth it…you only get to get married once, right!!???!