- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
schneile: The cost of living is just higher in general, and the proximity to NYC makes it easy for NJ venues to have prices that are not as high as NYC, but “cheap” enough where you feel like you’re getting a deal in comparison, and tons of space compared to an NYC venue. The point is, you’re right next to the most expensive wedding market in the US, possibly even in the world, so prices reflect that.
I’m not sure what a wedding you would get for $30/pp in Louisville, but it sounds pretty amazing. Is that just for dinner? We paid more than $150/pp for our northern NJ wedding, but that included renting out the entire venue so no one else could have their wedding upstairs (something we were worried about), a beautiful cocktail hour with literally over 30 stations of food, full open bar (top shelf included), our cake, customized menus, chairs, table cloth, etc. We were overwhelmed at how quickly our budget had to go out the window but we truly felt we got our moneys worth.
Does that mean you need to spend that much to have a nice wedding? Absolutely not. After the venue, food and music, we really didn’t have a preference and just wanted whatever looked good and allowed us to keep some sort of budget. Used a Bloomerent.com florist for flowers with the option to share, and waited for sales to buy everything else we needed, ha!
Hope that helps!