(Closed) Need help figuring out what's most important/necessary

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would put the money into the extra appetizers.  Your guests will not remember the dance floor or the chair covers, but they will definitely remember if there wasn’t enough food to eat.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jennygrl070:  Definitely need more than one appetizer!  Especially since that number of guests surely includes some who do not eat meat.  Keep in mind it’s better to have a crowded dance floor than a sparse dance floor….on the other hand no one really cares about chair covers, especially since the lighting will probably be much dimmer at the actual reception.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Skip the chair covers for sure- no one will miss that.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Please get two more appetizers!

I also would get rid of the head table. Do a sweatheart table to save on space. And skip the chair covers.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

definitely skip the chair covers.  totally unnecessary!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No chair covers. I’d use the dance floor they have. If it spills to the carpet, then that means its a parrrtay!!! I’d do at least three appetizers. Happy planning!

Post # 9
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1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

two appetizers for sure!!! That’s where I’d spend my money anyway 

You should add a poll too

 

 

Post # 10
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely spend it on food! Chair covers just ignore – nobody remembers those anyway.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would put the money towards food.  i did add chair covers to my budget because I just hated the look of the chairs alone and I felt chair covers made it look more elegant and like a wedding and my husband wanted them too… but in your case, I would go with the food.  Guests will appreciate that the most. 

Post # 12
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I agree with the comments above – guests will care most about having enough to eat – esp if there is a long period between ceremony and dinner!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

put the dj where the head table currently is. then people can dance up top behind the dj, and in front of him as well. then it won’t seem like two completely separate spaces.

 

definitely put the money into food – no one will remember if there was carpet under the dancefloor!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

1) Food, food is always number 1 priority

2) Chair covers, they will make the space look a lot more finished

3) Dancefloor- this isn’t a big deal whether it is carpet or not. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Dance floor: I think peonyinlove has a great idea.  Put the DJ booth where the head table is now and then it will be like one big dance area! 

Appetizers: I’d add an additional appetizer too.  The cheese or veggies would work best in case some guests don’t eat meat. 

Chair covers: I was thinking about upgrading the chairs at my venue.  I talked to one of my friends about it and she told me they spent a ton upgrading to chivlari chairs when she got married.  I went to her reception and didn’t even notice/remember the fancy chairs!  I don’t think the chair covers matter.

Post # 16
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2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Feed your guests and don’t worry about chair covers.  Those aren’t the most awful chairs I’ve seen, so I really think you could get away with maybe just a sash if you were really dead set on decorating the chair.

 

Also, for the dance floor, I don’t think you need to rent one.  Use the carpeted floor or use the elevated area.  It may look small, but I don’t think you’ll have 150 people on it at once, not matter how much your guests like to dance.

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