Post # 1
We have a $10k budget for our wedding. We went and looked at this historic hotel downtown, which we loved. It was built in 1926 and perfectly fit our colors and the “era” that we’re going for. Not to mention that the space is all-inclusive and includes a wedding coordinator.
The only catch is that it is a little pricey. We are having 80ish people. With that number in mind, I calxulated out the cost with tax and gratuity and it comes out to $4957. I think thats reasonable. The only thing that breaks the budget, is that to have our ceremony there too, its and extra $1000.
Our photog is costing $1500.
Flowers about $850.
Invites about $100.
My dres was $325.
Now when I talked to the lady, she said that she’d have to charge the fee on one of the spaces. We were talking having the ceremony and reception in 2 different rooms. After I talked to her, my mother’s friend told us that her cousin got married there last year and they used the same room and the lobby balcony for a cocktail hour. So, I dont know if she’s reduce the rental fee is we wanted to go that road.
Without banking on the reduced fee, do you guys think this is a feasible in our budget? Or should I aim my sights lower?
Post # 3
It looks like they are fine… What are you doing about florals? can you do an all candle reception and use no flowers?
Post # 4
What does all-inclusive include?
I’m considering an all-inclusive country club for our ceremony and reception and it includes flowers. If it doesn’t include flowers and you really love the place, I’d try to bring the floral cost down, unless you’re really into flowers.
Post # 5
Reception is usually 50% of budget, so I say it’s pretty good!
Post # 6
I would also factor in that if you decide to save money by using the same room and having a cocktail hour, if the cocktails aren’t part of the “all inclusive” deal, you’ll end up spending more money than if you just used 2 different rooms.
Post # 7
I think that is totally do-able. I have a 10K budget with 5800 allocated for ceremony+ reception and i plan to spend slightly more on dress and flowers. You’re good to go– I’m jealous!! We can’t find any place we like in our budget.
Post # 8
I think you can do it! The biggest expenses are usually the venues, catering,photography, flowers, and dress and it sounds like you got that covered. Nice job!