Post # 1
I’m gonna try to plan a Hollywood themed wedding in NYC with a 6,000 for 150 people! Not sure if its possible but I found a church that thats going to hold the cermony and reception for $1500. Now I have to worry about photos decor and food……Any Ideas??? That $6,000 does not include my dress! I’m def planning to be a DIY bride….
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
If your venue is $1500 I think you can do it.
ETA: I live in Arizona so I have no idea what things really cost in NYC.
Post # 3
Are you planning on having an evening wedding? You could probably do a 6k brunch wedding, I don’t think you could pull off a dinnertime evening wedding on 6k unless you really skimped on the photographer and things.
Does the $1500 for the venue include food? [I doubt it, but I figured i’d ask]. For 150 people, you’re looking at a pretty large cost right there.
Post # 4
Do you haaaave to have 150? I’m sure it’s possible but it’d be easier with 75-100!
Post # 5
Krisstyles85: Maybe a desert and punch reception?
Post # 6
$6000 take away $1500 = $4500, so for 150 people, that’s a maximum of $30/person you can spend on food and drink, if you don’t spend a single penny on anything else. That’s pretty tough anywhere, and extremely tough in NYC. Booze will probably not happen. For food, look into the many mom-and-pop places, lots of which are ethnic. You could have “drop catering” where basically the restaurant delivers the food in big aluminum trays and you set them up in chafing dishes to serve buffet style. Even better if you can find cold food that doesn’t need chafing dishes (one less thing to buy or rent) but an all-cold buffet would restrict you to a more casual theme. If your church is near Chinatown, you could definitely do dim sum (try Golden Unicorn) and may be able to work out a good deal.
But the more you spend on photography, the more you have to cut back on feeding your guests.
do you or your fiancé have a barter-able skill? You may be able to barter for your photographer, DJ, or florist labor. I’ve heard of many makeup artisist and DJ’s who barter and do the photographer’s hair for her wedding, and get the photography services very cheap or free.
you could also do a basic cake-and-punch reception but you’ll need to avoid main meal times. A 2pm weddimg followed by cake and punch is great. The same at 6pm really sucks because guests are hungry for dinner, not cake.
Post # 7
$6000 wedding budget in NYC?!?! That’s impressive. Keep us posted on your progress. I found venue prices in NYC to be out of this world. Goodluck! 🙂
Post # 8
Krisstyles85: your biggest expense will be food.
I would suggest you cut down your guest list.
Evening wedding is out of the question.
Affordable photographer, Le Image Inc.
Are you having a DJ? If not, make a playlist and hook up your Iphone to a speaker.
No need to do favors.
Alcohol? Just beer and wine
Post # 9
Krisstyles85: I think you can do it for close to that amount! You may have to cut back on guest list though. My budget is $6000 for about 70 people. My wedding will be in LA.
Does that 1500 include tables, chairs, and linens, silverware? If not you are looking at about another 10 pp for basic rentals. You can save on your caterer… you don’t need to spend 30pp. I am spending about 15 pp. I am renting the chafing dishes and having them delivered to the restaurant that is catering. Otherwise they would deliver to my venue in foil tins and I want a more formal wedding. I am also hiring servers to serve the buffet.
I’ll share my break down
drinks (soda, tea) 30
Floral/decor 400 (my mom is picking up the tab)
Post # 10
As someone planning a NYC wedding I wish you luck. I honestly do not think it will be possible unless you use an ipod for music, do flowers yourself, and find a really inexpensive caterer.
Post # 11
I just recently moved to Atlanta from Queens NY I really wanted to have my wedding here in Atlanta but my family thinks its crazy because most of the people I know live in NY. If I have it here in GA i would prob have a better chance to keep the wedding cost within my budget. Would it be crazy to expect my NY friends and family to come to Atlanta or whould that be selfish???? I was gonna have an evening reception in NY my family would do the cooking and serving…I’m confused!
Post # 12
Krisstyles85: Are you planning to have a cocktail reception? With your family making food? I’m assuming your church wedding/reception area has tables & chairs…is there anything else that it includes? Like tablecloths? Is there a Woman’s church auxilary group that can help you serve? What do you and your FI already have for jewelry, shoes, undergarments etc? What’s your vision for your Old Hollywood theme? Black, Red? Black, Gold? Black Silver? Red Roses? I’ll send you a Private Message with some ideas, if you want to let me know more about what you have, what you need, what you like. 🙂
Post # 13
Krisstyles85: People in Hollywood do not eat so just buy a few carton cigarettes and some cases of Diet Coke. Voila! Done! 🙂
Seriously though, are you going to DIY food? I think you’ll have to do some cooking. If not, you might not be able to feed those folks for your budget.
Post # 14
Krisstyles85: I’m sending you a Private Message with some links for ideas 😉
Post # 15
creativeplannertobee: my family is gonna do the cooking and serving…I was thinking black linens and yes I would be renting them theyre not included. I was thinking gold and ivory decor with red roses somewhere I know flower center peices cost a lot. Im thinking about candles and red rose petels instead. his suit will be rented for $150 and im not sure what jewerly I will be wearing.