Post # 1
Hi Bees , anyone from CT getting married this summer?
Would you mind sharing your location and how much you’re spending on catering/ services/ decor/ rentals/ flowers/ ceremony, etc… what else I’m missing? I’m specially interested in hearing from local people that are DIY -ing and renting a banquet hall, rental hall, etc, if you can provide names and prices for caterers, dj, photographers will be great 🙂
I just started 1,5 months ago the process of organizing my wedding and I feel already overhelmed. I never imagined it’s so much stress involved 🙂 I think I need to take a vacation right before the wedding 🙂
Post # 2
Where are you looking in CT? I’m in the middle of planning my wedding for 2015 and am looking in Central CT. Current venue we are thinking about booking is Keeney Hall in Wethersfield CT.
Rental rate is $1600 for 4 hours, 300/hour there after. Curfew is 11pm. The only hall without a curfew we have found so far is the New England Carousel Museum but my other half says it’s too far, being in Bristol 🙁
Post # 3
I already booked my hall, it’s in Fairfield County around 150-180 people, they let us stay until 12 pm, I rented the hall for the whole day not by hour , also we can start decorate with one day before and it’s only $1500.
I am looking for any other expenses that the bride will encounter during wedding organization 🙂
Post # 4
I am getting married in May at the Inn at Longshore in Wesport. The venue has a $30,000 minimum food and beverage spend with no rental fee. All in, our whole wedidng is costing about $55,000. Here’s a breakdown of some of the specifics:
Flowers – $3,000
Photography – $2,500
Videography – $1,300
Transportation – $1,300
DJ – $1,500
Cupcakes – $600
Cocktail Hour Musician – $300
Church – $500
Invitations – $1,200
Rehearsal Dinner – $2,500
If you need any specifics on vendors, let me know.
Post # 5
lac125: thanks so much for the info – ignore my other comment about getting married a the loading dock – what vendors are you using?? our flowers are $6k++ all said and done wedding will be around $65k what hair and makeup ppl are you using?? thanks!
Post # 6
SavesAnimals: Where are you getting married?
Here’s a list of who we’re using:
Photography – Timecut Photography
Videography – J Blinkhorn Films
Transportation – NY Trolley Co
DJ – Musically Yours
Cupcakes – Pink Cupcake Shack
Cocktail Hour Musican – Tim Maynard
Church – St. Thomas Aquinas in Fairfield
Invitations – Stationery – Paper Source; Printing – Minuteman Press
Rehearsal Dinner – BJ Ryan’s Banc House
For hair and makeup I am using my regular salon, Hair in Fairfield. I think their rates just went up to $100 for formal hair and $65 or 85 for makeup.
Post # 7
lac125: Stamford / loading dock thanks so much!
Post # 8
SavesAnimals: What other vendors have you booked or are you looking at? We’re just 5 weeks away from our wedding so all of the big stuff is done and now we’re just finalizing details. Happy to help/give advice. Also, I lived in Stamford for 7 years up until last year so I know the area pretty well if there’s anything you want to know.
Post # 9
Do you mind sharing what venue you have booked in Fairfield County, I am looking in that area as well for a wedding next year about 160 people and looking to spend between 1500-2000 on a venue. Sounds like you found a great place!