(Closed) Budget wedding advice

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@TriMad23: I think this belongs in your previous post. Ive responded there. But good luck and post pics when its all done 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think it’s THAT crazy at all. Where I’d like to get married, the venue is a local 200 acre park that’s Free (Yep Free). All we would need is table rental and chairs, for 100 people I was quoted $500. I plan on diying the food, purchaing a large order of breads and gormet sandwiches from a local bistro as well as fruit.

for my bms, they are going to have parasols instead of flowers which are only $10-15. I’ll DIY my own bouquet with carnations.

I’m looking at about $2500 total for the tables, food, and decorations. You should do a search for coffee filter pomander balls. They sometimes sell short garden hooks at the dollar tree over here in my area, so I;m going with the pomander +hooks.

We want to have an ELEGANT wedding without spending a ton. It’s not about the party, it’s about the meaning.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wait so your advice is to make friends in the catering business/join it myself so I can cater my own wedding?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Luckygal5571:  Free at a park?  Awesome!  I was thinking of that but can’t find good parks 🙁

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personal I think the issue is people serrving it and setting up, not so much “the food”. Also time is a factor. We’re having a lunch park wedding with a park reception so we don;t need to worry about alcohol, appitizers, or anything like that

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Dub D: it has a waterfall, is surronded by redwood trees and has a large lake with malard ducks and NO PICNIC TABLES!!

And it’s free!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Luckygal5571:I’m jealous! I’m a sucker for waterfalls. If my (and my family’s!) allergies weren’t SO dreadful from May to November, I’d probably push for an outdoor wedding. We’re sort of getting that with an outdoor cocktail hour on a terrace near a pond.

I’m really excited for your pictures!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TriMad23:

That’s what we are doing too! I’m ordering danishes, crossonts, muffins, coffe cakes, cookies and petitfors from a small but locally famous bakery, as well as putting out bagels and different cream cheeses, and will order some sandwiches from a different local bistro. I;m going to diy a few large salads with stuff from Sams club. Their bagged Salads are very cheap and can be dressed up easily.

What ae you using for plateS? Ive yet to find gormet disposable china

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My free venue:

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Luckygal5571:  LOVE IT!  I live in So. Cal. and pretty much all the parks have a noise ordinance and/or have an hourly fee.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Dub D: ours doesn’t allow a dj, so we’ll likely have a string quartet. The lady at parks and rec says some poeple have used a portable mic system and it has been okayed in the past, so we’ll see.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

It sounds like you’re on a good track, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to have a wedding for cheap, you just have to know what you’re doing- which you obviously do. don’t let naysayers get you down

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