Post # 1
Seaport Boston wedding for up to 125 guests for $30k, all inclusive.
I think all this wedding planning must be messing with my head – I’m thinking, wow, it would be so nice to have them handle it all, and $30k isn’t that much. Someone please bring me down to earth!
Post # 3
We’re having 80 guests, and everything we want, for under $10K, in downtown Vancouver.
Post # 4
30,000 is a ton of money! A lot! But if you can afford it, go for it!
Post # 5
*ties string to your foot and gently pulls you down, out of the air* 🙂
It might be a deal or it might not, it all depends on your vision/budget.
Post # 6
@Duncan: Wow that’s a great value! Amazing!
Post # 7
Whats included in that price?
Post # 8
There just isn’t any way to compare wedding costs and locations. Downtown Vancouver could mean the Hotel Vancouver or the Coal Harbour Community Centre.
We also all have different resources and finances available to us.
I wouldn’t spend $30k on a wedding, but again that is my choice. It’s one day, one party.
It is interesting how we start rationalizing wedding expenses after a while.
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Post # 11
I think it seems like a good deal, except for the cocktail hour. 5 hors d’oeuvres? Should be way more.
Post # 12
I think it depends on what your overall budget was and how nice the place is. That price seems reasonable for a big city during fairly prime wedding season for 125 guests. If your budget was $30k, then go for it!
My one caution is to think about taxes, tips, etc. The note here implies that those are included in this price, but I doubt that they are. I did an all-inclusive package for my intimate wedding and was shocked by how much taxes, tips, etc added – we ended up spending almost 40% more than what we were quoted. The little extras can really sneak up on you so learn from my mistake and read all of the fine print and ask your coordinator to tally up add’l estimated costs for taxes, etc before you sign anything.
I still LOVED our wedding and felt like we got a great deal – it is such a relief to have everything handled for you by an experienced team. I think packages are a great way to go if you aren’t a DIY type of bride and want a low stress wedding day, just make sure that you love the venue, love the team and understand what the real costs will be.
Post # 13
@LucyLaLa ; Considering taxes and fees are included, that’s an AMAZING deal for a Boston wedding!!!! Taxes and fees would likely run you around $5k for a $20k wedding in MA!!! And an open bar for that many people would likely cost $7500+.
Post # 14
That’s more than the yearly salary of a looooooooooooooot of people… with full time jobs…. and college degrees……
Post # 15
If the quality of the food & drinks are up to standard, then it’s a really good deal for the area. All you’d have to pay for would be flowers/centerpieces. The fact that it covers the DJ, lighting, tax & tips and a 5 hour open bar is fantastic. If it’s the look you’re going for and it’s within budget, I’d say go for it! It’ll save you a lot of stress.
Post # 16
I think thats very reasonable for everything thats included. Our venue/catering alone is well over $30K. Considering this also includes decor and the DJ in addition to dance lessons and personal training sessions, I think actually a great deal.
Have you already started looking at venues in Boston? I think most would venues in the area probably run $125-200 pp for catering/bar alone.