(Closed) New Year’s Eve, Deal or No Deal?

posted 8 years ago in December 2010
  • poll: How are the costs in relation to other dates?
    Higher : (9 votes)
    69 %
    Lower : (0 votes)
    Both : (4 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Many of the venues we looked at had higher prices for NYE but we went with one that didn’t charge anything extra. Additionally, many venues wouldn’t let us rent past midnight which is key for NYE!

    Same with catering–most wanted to charge at least 1.5x and some as much as 2x for the labor. We went with a catering company that we loved and that doesn’t charge extra for labor. Photography and florals, no difference.

    We definitely never found anything that was *lower* because of the holiday. In Seattle, it seems that December is considered “high” season.

    Post # 4
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    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Totally agree with @sapphirebride. Our band charged a little higher but everyone else was at their normal rate. Having the wedding any other friday in the month would have saved us a fortune because of non peak season discounts. Not on NYE though.

    Post # 6
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Bartenders and waiters in every quote I got said double normal rate because of the holiday.

    So typically I was quoted $50 an hour for staff.

    Everything else the cost remained “normal” for me.

     

    But I would say yep, everything is more expensive on major holidays!

    Post # 7
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i didn’t vote b/c there was no “neither higher nor lower (aka. the same)” option. i don’t know if it’s the area i’m in or if we’ve just gotten super lucky, but we haven’t had anybody up-charge because of it being new year’s. in fact, our photographer knocked off a total of like $600 from our package because NYE is on a friday (instead of a saturday) and we’re having a winter wedding (instead of summer). that coupled with the reception venue giving us last year’s regular rates (we signed our contract last year) is saving us quite a bit on the two things that typically cost the most. 😀

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