(Closed) Worried about wedding looking/feeling "tacky/trashy"

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
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11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissThespian:  how many guests are you having?  i think if your budget is $10k, you are going to need to find a venue that will cost no more than $5k (50%) including food, drink, rental, linens, taxes, grats, etc. 

find a wedding expense breakdown that shows you, on average, the amount that should be allotted to each category.  stick to your budget.

 

Post # 6
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11273 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MissThespian:  you’re welcome.  go online and find wedding budget and planners.  it will help you stay on track with the budget.

don’t worry, you’re wedding will be beautiful.  i know i looked at some gorgeous venues that were just outrageously overpriced.  i found a great one that was just perfect and well within my budget.  keep looking and asking around.  i’m sure you will find one.

have you considered doing some diy projects to keep some of the costs down?  i saved a ton on invites and decor.

Post # 7
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46141 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your venue is lovely.

One way to stop the comparisons would be to do something different like a brunch reception or afternoon tea.

You can hire college students for setup and take down, perhaps even a string quartet or pianist  to play during the ceremony and cocktail hour.

Sometimes it is less expensive to buy linens, then sell them after the wedding to recoup some of your costs.

You can also buy used linens off Craigslist. To see the listings on all Craigslist sites at once:

Go to                                           http://www.google.com

enter                                           site:craigslist.org

then add what you are looking for e.g grey tablecloths

Here are the results for that search:

https://www.google.ca/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=site:craigslist.org+grey+tablecloths&oq=site:craigslist.org+grey+tablecloths&gs_l=hp.12…3342.14246.0.17108.36.36.0.0.0.0.109.1560.35j1.36.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.1.b9VM4irl-6g&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1355534169,d.cGE&fp=25efcd3174175a0d&bpcl=40096503&biw=1525&bih=743

Post # 9
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

That is a gorgeous venue in my opinion, too bad we don’t live closer; I’d love to get married in that ampitheatre. I think you could make it look like a top of the line venue pretty easily.

Post # 11
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MissThespian:  I just wanted to comment that I think your venue is beautiful and I wouldn’t have a problem with having my wedding there. Good luck.

Post # 13
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@MissThespian:  You said it yourself. You shouldn’t try to compare your wedding with your cousin’s wedding. Your day is YOUR day and it will be different. It doesn’t have to be any less beautiful, just different. And your Dad’s mom is your Grandmom, correct? If so, as such she should be just as supportive and encouraging about your $10K affair as she was about your cousin’s. That’s what family is supposed to do.

Your venue is beautiful. Just take the time to find the right people to do the set up for you and I’m sure you will have a beautiful day. Smile

Post # 15
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

the venue is soooo pretty! I would kill to have that:)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The venue looks amazing….I would love to get married there!  I think @julies1949:  made some great points about hiring high school/college students to help with some of the logistical set up and/or music or photography. 

Good luck; I think this is a great choice!

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