I wish I could help you more but I can’t say much about prices in Vancouver.
However I can say you absolutely CAN have a nice, traditional wedding for 10-12if you give yourself enough time and plan very well.
In my area the average wedding is roughly 18k+. Our budget was 10k and a month out from our wedding we still have 2k to play with. Our wedding is at a country club. We’re having a full dinner with alcohol, a dj, photobooth, photographer, videographer, lots of flowers, etc.
You have to make a list of priorities, start researching, buy a little bit at a time a keep a count of everything.
Our venue is hosting our ceremony, reception, does the food, provides the alcohol, provides the tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, serveware, sets everything up, tears everything down, provides a DOC and we spent $5000 for all of that and it takes care of over half the work.
I got 25% off our flowers for attending a bridal show, setting up an appt gor our florist that day and putting my namein her bowl.
15% off suits and a free grooms suit from a bridal show
Dessert bar with cupcakes, mini pies, mini cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, and tarts for 160 people for $300 which includes delivery and setup.
Free dj. I get thisis unrealistic for most people but it’s possible to get discounts everywhere.
We ordered DIY uplighting which is super easy to use and gorgeous and cost us $150 for the whole venue.
My friend’s dad made us a beautiful natural wood andflower arbor. He basically took a picture I found off a floral designers website and recreated it only bigger and more beautiful.
All our centerpieces are assorted mason jars. They came from grandma, aunts, MIL, friends, etc. No money was spent on them and I haveover 500.
A distant relative playsin a band and has toured with people like Nora Jones and John Mayer. He’s doing our ceremony music for free.
There are so many little things we’re doing which will make a bigimpact. I suggest you start talking to friends and family. You’ll be surprised by how many people want to help and are super creative.