Post # 1
my boyfriend will be proposing soon….less than a month. I starled looking into local wedding venues and they are ridiculous! A lot of the venues in my general area are $2500 + for four hours and some of them we would have to clean afterwards. No food no anything. Just space. (Most have a preferred vendor list that you must use and their food prices start at $30 a plate)
I started looking at cabin rentals and can get an8 bedroom cabin in the mountains for $4000 for 6 days.
Is it crazy to just pick up,our families for a destination wedding/vacation? I just can’t justify spending roughly $8000 for the wedding I want when I could take our families on vacation and soend one of the days having a ceremony and nice dinner.
Post # 3
The only problem with that would be that you still have to pay for dinner, and how many people want to spend their hard-earned vacation in a cabin?
Post # 4
I, too, am looking at destination weddings because weddings in the states can be so ridiculously expensive. I’m looking at the DR though because I figured everyone loves a good all inclusive beach vacay! At least, everyone I know 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
If you want to do that, make sure that the cabin owner allows for events to be held on premises. Some do not allow it and others charge additional event fees.
Post # 6
If the cost if your main issue, there are a lot of other ways to deal with that than having a destination wedding. That comes with its own complications.
We don’t go to destination weddings because we only have so much time and money to spend on vacations for ourselves. We want to choose our own vacations.
Post # 7
I would just caution you to be careful regarding expectations of everyone staying there. Even if you were my daughter, I would hate that idea. I”m really not trying to be an old wet rag here either.
People want privacy, people want to choose their own accomodations, etc. Over the years, and across different boards I have seen more than a handful of brides panicking because they had the same idea you are having and their guests (close family) did NOT want to stay in some big huge house or in cabin, or whatever else was chosen.
Please, do not make your plans based on how much you may save or how what a great deal you think this house is for your guests. I’m a pretty run of the mill girl (MOB) and I would want to be choosing a hotel, maybe with a little distance between the rooms of the rest of the family and mine.
Post # 8
6 days is a lot, it depends whether theyre cabin people. and if they want to be in close proximity to other people all the time (theresno private time)
for me, i dont think id like it. id be all ‘vacation vaction’ until i realised i couldnt have sex with my husband as my parents are next door and grandma is on the other side. id prefer a weekend to be honest
Post # 9
@newname_99: this exactly…. Not much of a vacation if you don’t have your own <quiet> space to get it on!!
Post # 10
I don’t think you’d get alot of bites for the entire 6 nights, so it might be a waste of money.
Have you looked into historic houses, building, or park buildings?
There are alot of towns in our areas that have building for rental, and historic/town buildings tend to be cheap.
We are renting our ceremony venue for $50 + $75 deposit, and our reception venue for $125 per 5 hours [$375 total]