(Closed) Affordable wedding options?!

posted 4 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

morning event with brunch slashes the cost to something really nice- without skimping on quality.

I’m doing this. – I wanted nice food and a champagne toast with a bubbly bar and cake- live music for a couple hours- and BOOM DONE. 

– people charge a lot less for late lunch events –

look around for a place that can allow your ceremony and reception onthe same site too. less decorating and a better use of photographer time.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

hmarens:  Rent a cottage and have a BBQ like us 🙂 best decision we made! 🙂 we are in Toronto and prices are insane. So we are renting cottages in the Kawartha’s near Bobcaygeon and hiring a BBQ caterer and having a BBQ buffet for $20/pp. We can buy our own alcohol which saves a tone of money. And the ceremony by the water. Best thing ever!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  ana2017. Reason: Typos
Post # 4
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Worker bee

hmarens:  Take a look at McLoons in asbury in NJ. My friend got married there with a small wedding and it was lovely

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m doing a budget wedding in Maryland–my total budget is around $3500. We’re having a fun, rustic BBQ wedding at a public park (the pavilion we’re renting only costed $50 for the whole day, fiy). I’m all about public parks or barns! I’m doing pretty much everything myself (including “making” my dress…) so that’s saving quite a bit of money. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

The Gables at Chadds Ford… really nice venue and it seems like an affordable option.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

hmarens:  Nope, no alcohol allowed. I’m not too worked up about it, it’s just another way to cut the cost. The park also closes at sunset, which will be around 6:30pm… so my parents are having an after-party at our house. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

hmarens:  It’s a property that has 6 cottages. FI&I, our parents, siblings, wedding party and their SO and kids are all staying on the property for the weekend. Basically we are paying for our stay and “subsidizing” 3 other cottages that friends/bridal party are staying in (paid $100 deposit on each which counts toward the balance due for each) the rest is paid by them and the 2 cottages with our parents/siblings they are paying for their stay. There is enough space on the property to have a ceremony and a BBQ reception. We can order a dance floor from some vendor but I think we’ll be okay without it. Our MC (good friend of FI’s) is “in charge” of the the music for the BBQ/dancing (we will have a huge playlist available on the laptop or ipod idk yet. (He csn pause it for speaches and that’s it. We have speakers that we will set up..as for the no dance floor.. we’ll be fine, most people know not to wear styletos, and if they do they can dance barefoot lol. Our wedding is really informal and low key. We just want people to see us get married and then BBQ and listen/dance to music and have smores… no dress code, the cocktail hpur will be very informal. Snacks out and beer avail while we do photos…

The cottage in in the Kawarthas, near Bobcaygeon. PM me for the name if you want. 

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