I wish I could help you more but I can’t say much about prices in Vancouver.
However I can say you absolutely CAN have a nice, traditional wedding for 10-12if you give yourself enough time and plan very well.
In my area the average wedding is roughly 18k+. Our budget was 10k and a month out from our wedding we still have 2k to play with. Our wedding is at a country club. We’re having a full dinner with alcohol, a dj, photobooth, photographer, videographer, lots of flowers, etc.
You have to make a list of priorities, start researching, buy a little bit at a time a keep a count of everything.
Our venue is hosting our ceremony, reception, does the food, provides the alcohol, provides the tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, serveware, sets everything up, tears everything down, provides a DOC and we spent $5000 for all of that and it takes care of over half the work.
I got 25% off our flowers for attending a bridal show, setting up an appt gor our florist that day and putting my namein her bowl.
15% off suits and a free grooms suit from a bridal show
Dessert bar with cupcakes, mini pies, mini cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, and tarts for 160 people for $300 which includes delivery and setup.
Free dj. I get thisis unrealistic for most people but it’s possible to get discounts everywhere.
We ordered DIY uplighting which is super easy to use and gorgeous and cost us $150 for the whole venue.
My friend’s dad made us a beautiful natural wood andflower arbor. He basically took a picture I found off a floral designers website and recreated it only bigger and more beautiful.
All our centerpieces are assorted mason jars. They came from grandma, aunts, Mother-In-Law, friends, etc. No money was spent on them and I haveover 500.
A distant relative playsin a band and has toured with people like Nora Jones and John Mayer. He’s doing our ceremony music for free.
There are so many little things we’re doing which will make a bigimpact. I suggest you start talking to friends and family. You’ll be surprised by how many people want to help and are super creative.