Post # 17
Just thought I’d give an update…after lots going back and forth and second guessing ourselves, we finally decided to have the reception….NOT at the Temple! Instead, we’re having it in October (original timeframe) in a very cool downtown high rise.
Once we really sat down to run the numbers, the Temple wasn’t as cheap as we thought, between extra hours for renting the space, possible pipe-and-drape and just all the decorating that would have to happen to make it not look like a high school youth group event.
So, we’re spending much more on the venue/catering/alcohol than we had hoped, but trying to make up for it with a DJ instead of a band, beer/wine instead of a full bar, limited decorations since the view is awesome, etc.
Thanks so much for your input. It really helped me down from the ledge!!
Post # 18
Yay!!! for you! Congratulations on coming to a decision.
i am praying for that same peace of mind right now.
Post # 19
I would say to prioritize what is most important to you and go from there. If it’s your date, the synagogue could be a great way to save money and to honor your cultural heritage. However, if you want the venue that you want, it would not hurt at all to move your wedding to March. That move will be a money saver for 2 reasons-March is not a part of the wedding "high season" (May-October are the most popular months to get married), so you will be able to bargain a bit more with vendors and if you start booking now, you can lock in this year’s rates. I started booking my 2009 wedding in 2007 and have saved (literally) thousands already. Either way, to save $ check out the sales on bridal merchandise of all kinds at the end of this summer (August/September). I got my favors, ribbons, cake cutting set/toasting flutes for 1/2 price! Good luck and congratulations:)