Post # 1
I was wondering what the general consensus was on engagement time frames?
The wedding date i Like is about 18 months away…. which to me is WAY TOO LONG….So i was considering a SUmmer wedding in July (which is only 7 months away) and seems too short! Darn… haha I just really don’t do well in the cold so a late Fall or Winter wedding is out of the question… Is 7 months too short? 18 months just seems liek forever to me… and I would like to be married Prior to my Fiance deploying in Sugust 2014…
Also, i have my heart set on an outdoor garden type of setting, barns would be nice too but we don’t have alot of that in SD. San Diego is so damn expensive everything i’ve seen for a joint ceremony and reception is in the range of 10K+ some as high at 15K-18K which is crazy to me!? Any one have any cheaper ideas? I was hoping to keep the entire budget around 5-8K … I plan on a lot of DIY ideas and my guest list will be around 50…which ironically is proving to be problematic as most venues have a minimum of 75 or so 🙁
Post # 3
@EsC87: You can look into getting a permit to get married at a public park- that’s cheaper. There are smaller venues in Balboa Park that might be cheaper. I think San Diego Botanical Garden is a bit less expensive than most places also. Or is there someone in your family with a nice backyard? Getting married in SD can be pricey, I know our guest minimum is 125!
Post # 4
My wedding is in March and I’ve been engaged since May of last year, and to be honest, I could have done it in 7 months no problem. There were at least 3-4 months where I didn’t have anything to do because I had booked all my big vendors but had to wait to do some stuff until now, closer to the wedding. 7 months is completely doable.
I’m getting married at the Mission Beach Women’s Club-its $1250 on a Saturday and $1000 on a Sunday, which is what we’re doing. We’re having a taco cart and margarita machine…..its going to be awesome. We are expecting around 85 people and our budget is $10k, so I think you can totally do it for $8k with 50 people.