- 4 years ago
So I have been living abroad in Jordan with my fiancé this past year and it has been an absolute nightmare trying to plan our August wedding! we are in our mid-20’s with a low budget. We want to have our cocktail wedding reception in the south jersey area, or philadelphia. we have a low budget of $4000 for everything, now before you say I’m crazy, we have worked out a few things to make this happen!
We want to find a venue that will allow us to bring our own food and alcohol/bartenders. My finances Mom can buy the alcohol wholesale from her work, and I have bartender friends who are willing to come tend bar for free! We are extremely open to the DIY thing. My maid of honor is making my cake, and we already have our wedding rings. We have a possible DJ who is a friend of a friend willing to work for about $150 for the evening.
We want to find an horsdoerves caterer that isn’t off the charts expensive, but also not cold chicken cutlets and soggy salad.
Now the nightmare begins with the online thing, venues not getting back to us via email. or just no information at all. There HAS to be more places around than I see online. Now, my mom and maid of honor are willing to go see places for us, if we could find a dang place that suits us.
I have seen a couple north philly open artsy spaces, and only 1 that could fit our MAX 100 people. But, no relplys.
please help!! I’d be willing to change a few things around if it meant I could stick to the budget.
i have also looked into tent rentals, but somehow comes to be more expensive.. Maybe I’m not looking at the right places.
thanks everyone!!! Any info at all will help!!!