(Closed) Can I have everything I want without going into debt?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Breath Girl!!! lol

I was very obsessed about finding the most perfect beautiful venue to hold my weddding. what I’ve learned is that it’s just a room. We decided to go with an older cheaper venue, and honestly the place is not appealing to the eye. In the end decorations will be used to create my vision, so it didn’t matter if there was marble and foutains or what have you. We are getting amazing food at a really awesome price and our creative imagination will do the beautifing. It’s just like when you find a dress. You don’t need to see them all. Pick a few and find the best deal and then stop looking.

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Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You’ve got a great budget to work with.  Now list the five most important things and/or the things you think about as being essential to your wedding venue.

Now take the venues you’re considering and write them down list style on a sheet of lined paper.  Write over the top of the page the five things you wrote up above.  Put check marks next to the venue name under each category that it has.  Add any additional notes or comments (good comments are +1; bad comments are -1.)  Now score the venues based on the number of check marks and accounting for +1s and -1s.  You now have a ranked list of venues.

No venue will be 100% what you’re looking for.  Try to find one that meets the most of your expectations for your wedding and move on.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Budgets are good!  They’re like a puzzle.  I work in the design world, where people with huge budgets are sometimes the worst clients because they can never decide what they want (not that those clients exist these days!).  There are so many blogs and articles about people doing wonderful things with $10,000 wedding budgets.  I think you’ll feel so good about your wedding after the fact, knowing that you made every dollar count and that you won’t be paying interest for years to come on a one-day affair!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Your budget is fantastic… wish I had that budget.  You might not ever find a venue that has everything you want so be ready to compromise.  However, with your budget I am sure something is out there that will fit you and your vision.  You just have to keep looking.  You have plenty of time too so utilize that to your advantage.  Good luck.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

no, you can never have “every thing you want” if you have a budget. there are things you’re going to need to choose, there are things you’re going to have to pass up. when it gets time to decide think honestly: whats more important THIS or THAT.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BelleriverBride:  Wow, we are planning such a similar wedding, except location 🙂 Your budget looks good. I would add another thousand for photography (I can’t find anyone below 2k) and triple the budget for cake. Prices I’ve seen are like $4.00/ person

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ndubbs87:  Other things to budget for are bachelor/ette parties, showers, rehearsal dinner, and hotel rooms- if any of those things apply to you 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi! we have a lot a beautiful places where im from to have weddings. I found that those places charge an arm and a leg for their food and its nothing to get excited about. The average price for a one meat and pasta plate was about $36 to $48 bucks a plate. The place we found is an old german hall that is huge and hardly ever used. I do have a decorator who’s been doing weddings for like 32 years in the same city and she’s just shocked at the fact that she’s never done a wedding there before. The hall is old, nothing special but it does have these three amazing chandeliers!. They offered us a meal we couldn’t refuse. It’s salad, buns,butter, meat penne, chicken, beef, and pork (that’s three meats!) potatoes, veggies, dessert, and all the coffee, tea, for $24. if we only want two meats it’s $21. We saved a huge amount so we are doing a little extra on decorations about 4,000 but that’s because I have a vision I want. I wouln’t of been able to do if we had to pay more. Our wedding budget is for $25,000 and a guest list of 200.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@ndubbs87:  Theoptics on their website don’t do it justice. It’s got windows all around and at sunset it’s just amazing! Good luck..oh and her wedding was last August on a Saturday and she insists she didn’t go over 10k, including dress tux etc

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ndubbs87:  Did you ever find a place? I wanted to suggest Salem Cross Inn. I believe it is in Sturbridge, MA. I think it was abour $50/plate all inclusive.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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