- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
and I’m a bit sad, actually. I didn’t want to worry about hall decor, ugly banquet chairs, centerpieces- timelines, seating charts. Ugh. A early afternoon sunday wedding was supposed to AVOID all that drama.
Me and FI’s favorite place to eat just did a huge remodel. It’s a local restraunt that has AMAZING food. It’s the best italian food you’ll ever eat. The old space they had is now a banquet hall, complete with hardwood floor, a custom cherrywood bar with granite countertops, and it’s only a $50 rental fee, plus the bartender is free (So we only pay liquer costs OR can choose a cash bar for free).
The cost of food is only $12.50pp, and that includes penne pasta with red sauce, 2 pizzas (2 toppings of our choice) their famous AMAZING bread, and salad. The whole thing is “unlimited”, so they keep refilling until we all go into a food coma.
For the elegant lunchtime sandwich reception, I was going to be paying aout $9.95 pp. So for $2.50 more, Fiance can have a real reception that he’s been wanting.
The total bill for 60 people was $900. And the space doesn’t look like VFW hall, it has a wall of floor mirrors, crown moulding and hardwood floors. But it’s still going to be work.
I need a dj, their’s a NO OUTSIDE LINEN RULE (stupid. I don’t get that) and She’s not sure she can get full leanth tablecloths. The banquet chairs are UGLY and the plates are this hidious pink and teal Mikasa number, so I need plates too. My mom’s decided to pay $500 towards it, as she’s over the moon about the whole thing-so that’s a super big bonus.
But, even though we’re going to stay WAY under budget (when does THAT happen?), and everyone gets what they want, I still feel sad.
I don’t want the whole thing to look cheap, or tacky, but I really don’t want to worry about it all. I’ll be super sad if I end up with padded white chairs and no crytal tree altar decor because we needed to rent chairs for the reception and needed centerpieces and a DJ for the reception.
Edit: we got a deal becasue it’s the first wedding booked sence the remodel, plus it’s a sunday. Everyone is so happy. Why am I so sad? It’s really the best deal ever.
EDIT: This was supposed to be in emotional. Could a mod move it for me? Thanks