(Closed) Venue Hunting: Am I Doing It Right?

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a binder! Every venue got its own page with the

Venue Name

Price PP

What it Includes

Alcohol Cost

Cost for 50 guests

Cost for 100 guests

Cost for 150 guests

Contact Information

When we decided to get married in a Church, we got hit with a $500 unexpected cost (and our budget was only 4K, so HOLY 12.5%, BATMAN).

It was important enough to us that we found it in the budget to have it, though!

Post # 4
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I always knew where I wanted the ceremony and chose a reception venue near by. I am on a super budget so have had to get creative without spending much money. If a large portion of the budget is on the venue you’ll have to get creative with everything else. DIY everything if you can. I am designing and making our invites, buying slik flowers and making all the bouquets myself, buying vases and filling it with stuff for the centerpeices. 

Post # 5
30399 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used a spreadsheet. It was the easiest way to get a final total for each venue so I could accurately compare prices that were more all inclusive vs those that weren’t.


Post # 7
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MadameX:  I think if you feel very strongly about one specific venue, you identify how much over that items budget it is and then see if you care enough about it to make budget cuts in other areas to fit it… i definitely recommend not throwing in the towel about your budget yet, because there are so many little things that add up that might not be figured in quite yet…. 


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