How to plan a wedding for less than 10 people

posted 1 year ago in New England
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Would Chatham in Cape Cod be an option? The Captain’s House Inn is an amazing bed and breakfast my fiance and I spent last Memorial Day weekend at. We got engaged while staying there!

They have a really reasonable wedding luncheon package that includes pretty much everything you need (and they can add stuff like photographer, wedding favors, etc). Here’s their website: http://www.captainshouseinn.com/wedding-luncheon-reception.htm. For a ceremony/reception in April, May, June, September or October it’s just $2295 (for up to 25 people). 

I’ve been SO tempted to do this myself, but we can’t get our guest list down below 60!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Maybe, since you have less than half the number of guests the package covers, they’d be willing to throw in 2-3 rooms for a one night stay? Then you could treat your family members to a quick wedding weekend for the same cost of the regular wedding package and maybe travel won’t be as much of an issue? I realize I’m selling this place hard! 😉

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

sparklesauce :  We eloped on 12/22 and I literally just googled “elope kansas city” and a TON of stuff came up! I found a place and had it booked in less than 30 minutes. It was $500 and included the sapce and the officiant and a few other things. We had just us and 2 friends. After we took them out to a barcade and just had some beers and played 90s style video games. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We are having our wedding in our backyard, I was hoping to only have like 10 people but it looks like it’s going to be more like 30, assuming everyonecomes and brings thier spouse or a +1. What is your idea of a frugal wedding? I’m DIYING everything, with a pagan/rustic/vintage mismatched type theme and intend to have everything total out to under $1000

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I’m no-where near your area, but here you can get a really cute romantic chapel (included in the officiant’s price) that is suited to weddings of 25 or less. So I’m thinking something similar might be offered in your area too? Followed up by dinner in a restaurant, sounds lovely. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I would call around even if restaurants and such don’t have any info on their site about it. Since it would be so small and quiet (I’m assuming), there may be a lot of places that are willing to come to an agreement with you.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

ALSO! I photographed a wedding here:

https://www.darbyfield.com/weddings.htm

And it was absolutely grogeous! Elopement packages, ut you can add up to 25 guests. The white mountains might be a bit of a hike, depending on where you are, and the package will cost a bit of money, but it includes  things. I’m debating this place as well 🙂 

I’m following this thread too to see what ideas others come up with 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

Arnold Arboretum in JP! Under a tree or there are structures to stand under if it rains. Green Hill Park in Worcester would be another pretty option.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I just realized that this was from some months ago, but I PMed you with details from our own wedding.

Post # 13
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Worker bee

bump. 

 

We are doing the same thing! Just wondering – how did you end up coming up with the budget? With everything including florals and the cake? We are doing a wedding with just us and parents and are trying to come up with a reasonable budget.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

In Massachusetts you can have someone get a one-day designation to be your officiant for about $20 with six weeks lead time. Have a family member or a close friend get the designation and get married anywhere you want. I got married with 11 guests at Moore State Park in Paxton under the bridge. 

Suburbs of Boston can mean lots of things, if you’re metrowest I can help, but if you’re north shore I am probably out of ideas. 

Depending on the time of day and the restaurant, a reservation for however many you’re having may do it for you. A private room is nice, but a quiet dining room isn’t the worst thing either. 

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