(Closed) wedding planning

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi! I started with the guest list in phase I. I think it is helpful to know what kind of space you will need and that will help you eliminate venues that won’t work for you. I’m not sure what the offseason is in New York, but the best thing we did for our budget and sanity was to find a venue that was also the caterer and the ceremony location. We only have 1 person to deal with for our reception, ceremony and food (she is also our day-of coordinator); also, because they are the caterer they didn’t charge us a venue fee. Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

first off start with your budget, and I am guessing the off-peak season would be winter, and either fall or spring 🙂 good luck and congratulations on your recent engagement!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

First, set a budget and guesstimate how many people you expect at your wedding.  I would work from there by looking at venues, catering, etc to get prices.  Best of luck.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Off season in new york is probably November-March, with the cheapest months being January of February. It will vary between venues. Mine determines the price based on which holidays it falls between (christmas and easter, easter and mothers day, ect.). If you’re considering off season you might also consider “off days” like friday and sunday. Both usually come at huge discounts, though they have their own pros and cons. I would wait to look for your venue until you have a rough guest list and a budget. Oh and I’m in northern NJ if that makes a difference.

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