(Closed) Eleoping… With family? Help!!

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

Have the ceremony in tahoe, take everyone out for dinner and then leaves your kids with the family and spend the night alone. Next day spend time with your family and then go your seperate ways. Weddings are pricey, even small ones, but you have to feed people you invite, it would probably be a $1000 most to feed everyone which isn’t that much.

Post # 4
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2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The idea of renting a cabin and having some drinks, and some music sounds so romantic and intimate. I think thats a great idea. I don’t know what the prices would be but you can prepare some salads and sandwiches and oven appies, which wouldn’t really be very expensive at all. And then of course beverages, but I think all that can be done for uner 500 bucks, and then you just have to worry about the cost of the cabin, which I am also assuming wouldn’t be very expensive for one night.

Post # 5
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2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oops, double post.

Post # 6
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is proper to host a reception after your ceremony as it is a thank you to the guests who came to share your wedding.  That being said- nobody ever said it has to be a full dinner with an open bar.  You can do an earlier wedding ceremony & have a brunch or lunch reception, or have your ceremony at a non-meal time and just have appetizers, beer, and wine.

Check with local restaurants and hotels and ask if they have any options for an early meal or snacks at a non-meal time.  Also, check with rental companies about renting a tent, tables, chairs, and linens and have your reception on the beach. 

As for not spending your dad’s money, he wants you to have it and use it or he wouldn’t have given it to you!  You don’t have to spend all of it, but maybe see what you can come up with budget-wise and either give the rest back to him (or if he won’t accept it, start a college savings fund for the boys).  Best of luck!

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