(Closed) Budget and Numbers and I need a drink

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was floored when I saw the catering costs!  Five figures for food!  It was pretty awesome food though, so I just try to forget the price and move on!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I’m the same, our ideal reception venue was cheap compared to other ones I looked at, but it is still ove $100 per head including drinks, and we are looking at 90+ people, although I think we will try to reduce that number to keep costs down

Post # 5
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Helper bee

This is only the beginning.  Get ready for more sticker shock.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll order some Grandjo White wine for me, ok?? But i will join you!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I cry a little everytime I see our catering bill and it’s not like we’re having steak and shrimp! We’re having a bbq station and a pasta station.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We went through major sticker shock at first. I’d really gone in with no clue how much food would cost, and it was hard to get past. I spent the first month of research totally depressed because we weren’t going to be able to do all the things we’d wanted.

We figured it out, though, and cut some things that we realized weren’t important to us, trimmed in other areas, and were thrilled with what we ended up with. Still, it was really, really hard to spend that much money on anything, even food.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yep I went through that too, it was brutal, I think I actually took a month off planning because of it lol

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

MAn i know what you mean. Tents are crazy expensive i don’t even get it.  When i look at my spreadsheet with all the totals put together of the whole wedding i want to run and hide……..or find my fav bottle of wine.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ya, if i wasn’t on this big ‘hydration’ kick right now, i would be up for drinking. Wedding planning is stressing me, and causing zits!!! AAAAAAHHHHH. So only water for now, gotta hydrate. 

I’m trying desperately to cut people i dont know from the wedding. If i hear one more “well your inviting his brother you cant cut him! its family!”

Well i know the brother…i DONT know anyone else. Go away. LOL

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t want to cut my list but I had to STOP adding people to it LOL!  Food is crazy and it is eating up the bulk of our budget.  As crazy as it seems though we might have found a caterer that is willing to work with us and offer us an option that is less than $10 p/p.  I am so pchyed.  With this I can pay down half right now and be done with the caterer and move on to other things yay!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

And that is why i chose not to have a sit down dinner or buffet. Just little finger sandwiches and cake.

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