- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I am a bride on a SERIOUS budget. Fom finding my wedding and bridesmaid dresses on e-bay, to substituting silk flowers for real, to asking a close friend to photograph the ceremony and even another close friend who’s willing to be ordained in the state of California to perform the ceremony; I am doing everything I can to make the wedding beautiful on an extremely tight budget. The one thing I don’t want to have to sacrifice on is the venue. But I can’t afford $2000.00+ for a venue. I’ve been looking into city parks in the area, but none of the ones that I have examined so far work. They’re dirty (when I say dirty I mean, dirt covered fields instead of grass) with shabby picnic tables that can’t be disguised or moved in favor of rental tables, and no atmosphere to speak of. I have found some beautiful venues in my area but nothing that is within my price range and I’m beginning to feel a little desperate.
Does anyone know of an attractive wedding venue in the East Bay, California area that can be obtained for $1000.00 or less? Or of any resources that might help me find one? I can possibly push the budget to $1500.00 if the venue fee includes tables and chairs. Please help!!! At this rate I’ll be getting married in my backyard! We’re estimating approximately 75 guests on the invite list.