Post # 1
Hello fellow Oklahoma brides! Or at least I’m assuming you are since you clicked on this thread.
Anyways, I came here bearing a couple of questions for those who have already planned or are in the planning stages of their wedding in OK.
1.) I’m looking for a good/cheap caterer. We will have no more than 50 guests but we are needing to keep things as cheap as possible when it comes to the reception food.
Does anyone have any suggestions? We want it to be cheap but at the same time delicious. Under $15/plate please.
2.) We’re looking for a band for the reception entertainment. We both would love a jazz band of a sorts, no hip hop or hard rock, etc. Who have you gotten to be the entertainment at the wedding?
Again, looking for someone who provides a fun/relaxed atmosphere with music everyone can enjoy but we’re also looking to make it as cheap as possible. We really don’t want to spend more than $1,000 and even that is pretty expensive for us.
3.) Photographer. Someone who takes beautiful and unique pictures of weddings and can provide high quality results. I’m going to sound like a broken record, but under or at least near $1,000 is necessary.
That’s all for now. Thanks Wedding Bees!
Post # 3
What part of Oklahoma? I may have some leads for Tulsa and area, but anything else is iffy.
Post # 4
@OkieHeart: Well, we’re not really sure at them moment exactly where the venue is. We want it in a vineyard and we’ve narrowed it down to 3, but we’re not sure which one we want yet. It will either be in El Reno, Chandler or Stillwater.
Don’t a lot of caterers go outside their city though if needed? I feel like if there’s a good one in Tulsa, they could probably travel a little bit.
Post # 5
A lot of vendors I’ve talked to charge extra for travel. I’m on a super tight budget, so most of what I’m giving you is from research and/or friends I can recommend.
Band: The Zuits (facebook.com/thezuits)
A friend of mine is friends/works with one of the band members and I’ve gone to several of their performances. It’s a very unique swing/jazz/something else group.
Photography: Photographs by Lois (https://www.facebook.com/pages/PHOTOGRAPHS-BY-LOIS/251492607967?fref=ts)
I work with her, and she’s taken a lot of photos for work events. I’ve also seen some of her stuff posted online.
Catering: Peachtree Catering (http://www.peachtreecateringcompany.com/)
She was at a bridal show I attended, and her cupcakes were delicious. I can’t vouch for regular food, but I’m leaning toward using them at least for cupcakes/traditional cake.
Post # 6
I wish I could find a photog for cheapter than $2k!
I have a couple in Tulsa as well, for catering, that we’re looking at, but you may be better off trying to find something closer to you. Sorry I can’t be more of a help, but congrats! 🙂
Post # 7
Check the one I posted above. When I asked her for her going rate, she quoted me a price under $1000. Not sure if that’s the ‘poor co worker discount’, but it’s worth a shot.