- 6 years ago
Ok guys so I am planning a rather small wedding in which I am doing just about everything myself. I have a rather small budget as this is my second marriage (first wedding) and I don’t want to be in debt as soon as we get married. So my budget is between 2 to 3k. The large gap is because I am having a problem finding a decently priced venue. Most of the money will be going to the reception venue. My future husband is renting his tux. I found my wedding dress for 130. A friend of mine is a paul mitchel hair dresser and will be doing my hair for free. My brides maids will be able to wear whatever they want so long as it goes with my colors (but that means I’m not paying for their stuff… I always thought that was kind of dumb anyways) I found beautiful DIY invitations that are black velvet damask on white (50 for 20) I kept my guest list to a maximum of 50. I am doing all fo my favor preps, centerpieces, floral arrangements, and music mix myself. My future husband’s little sister is a photographer and has agreed to take pictures for us for $100. I am using my favorite black stilettos as my ‘something old’ A family friend is an ordaned minister and will be marrying us for free. We’re looking into several state parks for the ceremony(no rental fee we’d just have to rent chairs) We decided to do just heavy Hor’dourves and champagne for the toast and no open bar (who wants the drunken uncles flailing around anyways?) I have truly been trying my best to plan a beautiful wedding for us without putting us in debt (after all money problems are one of the major causes of divorce you know…) it wouldn’t be fair to me or my future husband to start our marriage off in the hole. I am not that kind of woman. But now my question is does anyone know of a place that does simple catering and provides basics amenities (like tables, chairs, plates, etc) that is reasonably within my budget?