(Closed) Extreme Budget, Surprise Outdoor Wedding

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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0SugarMagnolia0:  Hi!

In my search, the rustic barn venues are very chic right now and thus very expensive. I found one place for $1500, but everything else was 3-5k. One had a 12k minimum!

I would check at parks or with organizations like an Elks Lodge, church hall etc. You can totally do a wedding on an extreme budget. You will just maybe have to adjust your expectations. Yeah, look for a park, garden, or conservatory with a gazebo or something for a ceremony and an inexpensive hall for a reception. 

Post # 3
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Try a chapel. Those usually have nice rustic landscaping at reasonable prices too 🙂

Post # 4
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Wait you’re surprising your fiance with the wedding? 

Generally “surprise” weddings are surprises for just the guests to avoid gift giving etc. I can’t imagine one of the partners not being in on the surprise.

If you have a very low budget your best bet is doing it at someone’s home for free and spending all your budget on the food/drinks, etc.

Post # 5
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Have you thought about looking at public parks? There are usually gazebos or something you can rent fairly cheaply.

FWIW, I would tell your Fiance and just surprise your guests. You want to make sure that your Fiance gets what they want out of the day as well. 

Post # 6
421 posts
Helper bee

I found an outdoor cabin rental for a whole week for 1,300 that will provide a place to stay for 20 people plus will serve as my outdoor venue. It was not listed as a wedding venue, I found it doing a search on homeaway and VRBO. Give that a try!

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