posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 31
1291 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

I looked at a restaurant venue (thinking that would be cheaper!) and they had a rental fee of $1500, which was reasonable, but then they said you also have a food and drink minimum of $5000! I’m only having 100 people, so that’s ridiculous for my numbers lol. If you were having a larger wedding it might be worth it but not for my 10k budget lol

Post # 32
4662 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Not me, but a friend.  Toasting sparkling wine delivered to tables £6.50.  Same sparkling wine ordered at public hotel bar £5.50.

Post # 33
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve got to say, I didn’t have the experience of price gouging because it was a wedding.  Maybe I was just lucky, or maybe it was b/c I didn’t go with some of the “extras.”  

Honestly, sometimes to me it sounds like people who don’t have experinece with event planning don’t have a strong idea of what things cost and sometimes assume that they are being upcharged.  Or they don’t appreciate that specialty items and services can be expensive to provide.  For example, it’s a lot cheaper to mass produce a dress to sell to the general public at Banana Replubic than it is to produce a wedding gown or even Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that will be sold to very few people.  And most women will have much higher expectations for their hair and make up on their wedding day than they normally would expect from just getting a blow out at Dry Bar for a party.  I wouldn’t expect those services to cost the same.

But of course many of the examples on this thread do prove that this phenomenon exists.  Quite a bummer.  Buyer beware!

Post # 34
4644 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Horseradish :  that’s really interesting! Im glad you shared that, sounds like a whole different world!

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