(Closed) Wedding on a budget

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jessr223:  You’re going to need to provide a bit more detail…. Where are you located?

Post # 4
Member
7279 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@jessr223:  What is the venue? I mean… $10 per person is going to be tough but it’s doable. I plan to do a backyard reception with a taco guy. He brings sides and everything and it’s like $7 a person, but that’s not going to work if you’re in a ballroom.

Post # 5
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jessr223:  have you considered a non-meal time reception?  So people don’t expect a full on dinner, etc?

 

Otherwise dinner for $10 pp could be tough – depending on your location.  Do you want that to include all the beverages, server costs, set up etc.?

 

For cupcakes, I used a regular grocery store (Albertsons here in Utah) for some baby shower cupcakes and I thought they were great.  I have no idea where you are or which stores are near you, but grocery store cupcakes are also an option.

Post # 6
Member
1286 posts
Bumble bee

How  many people do you plan on inviting? Do keep it low, invite as few guests as possible.  Limit to people that are in your lives, not a part of it. 

Post # 7
Member
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

I’m in Cincinnati and we were able to find a place that does barbecue (pulled pork and chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, and Saratoga chips) for $10 a person…. We did a few upgrades to make it $12 a person, but it is doable depending one where you live. We also found a place that will do our cupcakes for 150 with delivery for $350 total. Youre smart to start early — do a lot of research and seek out deals and I think you can make it happen! Good luck!

Post # 8
Member
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

I will add ours our bar package doubled the cost of the food we’re just doing a selection of beer, wine, and strawberry daiquiris, so that’s that in mind if you’re not having a dry wedding/not able to bring your own booze to the venue.

 

Post # 10
Member
1542 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@jessr223:  Let me know where you are located. I have a friend who bakes, and did her own wedding deserts.

Post # 11
Member
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most of this sounds pretty good, but $10 pp for catering doesn’t seem realistic, especially if you want people to serve the food, beverages, dishes, etc. 

Post # 12
Member
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Do Sam’s club for desserts! They have great cakes and cupcakes!

I am doing a mini dessert bar via Sam’s with all kinds of desserts (carrot cake, cheesecake bites, baklava, brownies, etc.) 775 servings for $241

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