(Closed) What should I cut from the Budg?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Which one should I cut from the budg first?
    Shuttles for guests : (42 votes)
    24 %
    Comfy extras for guests at the wedding : (86 votes)
    50 %
    Limos for wedding party & parents : (44 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 17
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’d get rid of all three, personally.

    Post # 18
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @SapphireSun:  Dinner guests don’t normally come bearing cash or other elaborate gifts beyond a bottle of wine, but point taken. Perhaps this is a product of the area where I grew up, but my family/friends undoubtedly expect a shuttle. I’ve only been to one wedding where there was no shuttle, and people raised a stink. Again this may be regional or whatever so take it with a grain of salt. 

    Post # 19
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’d nix all 3 as well. 

    Post # 20
    6117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d nix all three.  If there is any info upfront about the indoor/outdoor areas, then people I’m sure will bring coats.  I  bring a coat when I go to fancy events anyway.  Most ladies I know wouldn’t show up without a coat.


    It will all still be very lovely even without these items!

    Post # 21
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We didn’t do any of the above.  It would be nice to have a shuttle but meh you could nix at least 2 &3

    Post # 22
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would say the extras…or maybe just limit the extras that you give guests (like the pashmina’s, slippers, and heal protectors). However, like other pp’s have said, I would definitely make sure they know that it will be an outside event and to dress appropriately.

    I would also probably cut out the limo for the bridal party. And I am saying this mainly because you are getting ready at the venue itself. IF you were actually getting ready somewhere else and would all ride together to the venue the I would probably keep it, but you aren’t, so that would definitely go. Plus, your bridal party is not going to be leaving all at the same time or going to the same place when it is all over with. Therefore, the getting home thing may be an issue.

    I would keep the shuttles (especially IF you are having an open bar). However, I would contact the local hotels that you contract blocks through bc they may offer free shuttle service for their guests. I know that 2 out of the 3 hotels we have blocks at offer free shuttles to anywhere within a 3 miles radius of the hotel. Thankfully our venue is only 1-2 miles from each hotel.

    Post # 23
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    if you have limo’s to get the parents and wedding party to the venue, how will they get back after? you would have to have a way for them to get their own vehicles to the venue location before time or else have the limos/taxi come back for them when the party is over. That would be even more of an added expense because then the ride would make 2 trips or have to wait the entire time.

    Post # 24
    3306 posts
    Sugar bee

    All three!

    Post # 25
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would cut 1 and 2….you don’t have to provide the “comfy extras”. I think the guest will be fine. I think you should tell them in the invite that they can catch a cab to the venue being that it’s only 10 minutes away.

    Post # 26
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would cut all three if the budget is tighr. None of them are absolute necessities. I would have someone call cabs and have them available to your guests.

    Post # 27
    4335 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think the shuttlebus is the nicest, so you shouldn’t cut that unless you *have* to.

    Post # 28
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Ashley1281:  plus 1

    @waitingwonderland:  I would cut 1 & 2, I would expect to see the wedding party arrive/leave in style but usally have arranged my own transport to weddings even at a Destination Wedding.  You could cut down on a few things only from 2 if there was one thing you really wanted to include ie heel protecters.


    Post # 29
    254 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would cut all 3

    Post # 30
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We didn’t do any of those things and no one missed them. I’d cut all three!

    Post # 31
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d nix #2–Just tell people you’re having an outdoor wedding and they can bring their own pashminas/wear appropriate footwear. Next I’d nix #3–you can just use the shuttles from #1 if you’re still going to have them. Last I’d get rid of #1. As someone who has to fly to every wedding I go to because I live far from my family, providing transportation from the hotel to the reception and back is something I’m always very grateful for. Sure I know other people going, but it’s a hassel trying to get a ride, and if there’s an open bar, someone has to be Dear Daughter, which isn’t very fun.

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