(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 # 32
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    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I wouldskip 2, then 3, then 1 if the budget couldn’t handle it. 

    #2, the guests can’t miss what they never had– these are “extras” for a reason, definitely the 1st to go.

    #3, limos are fun, but definitely not a necessity, they can drive themselves or get a cab for a fraction of the cost.

    #1, you’ve got free and ample parking, so this is a convenince, but definitely not a necessity. 

    Post # 33
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    7002 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d nix all 3. Well, maybe do a small bathroom basket as I think they’re nice. But I mean, guess should be able to get themselves around where they need to be, and be smart enough to know that if there is grass they shouldn’t wear heels. 

    When I attend an outdoor wedding I always throw a pair of flip flop and a cardigan/wrap in the car in case I decide I need it. When travelling from out of town, I also always make my own arrangements for transportation. I think it’s a nice thing to offer, but not necessary.

    We hired a trolly service to transport guests from the reeption location (plenty of parking) to the ceremony & back. Unforutnatly our invitation lady screwed up the RSVP and all our invites went out w/out the trolly info. It honestly became a total waste of money for the trolly. It took us home at the end of the night, which was fun, but not work the huge amount we paid for it.

    Post # 34
    Member
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think the little extras really put a wedding over the top. I have personally never been to a wedding with a shuttle, so I don’t see that as necessary and as for a limo, since the wedding is all at once place, I wouldn’t bother with that either. Plus, how are your parents going to get home if they didn’t drive? You’re surely not going to have the limo stick around till the end of the reception…

    So in sumamry i would cut both the limo and hte shuttle.

    Post # 35
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    1397 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @HeathenSwan:  Yup, me too.

     

    None of those things are particularly necessary/important/WOW. Cut ’em all!

    Post # 36
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    9435 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d cut all 3 probably.

    But I would keep the baskets of toiletries for the restrooms, it’s a rather small expense and people appreciate it usually. And I’d maybe get a limo just for leaving at the end of the night for the two of you, or maybe the two of you + bridal party.

    Post # 37
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    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The only one I’d really consider keeping is a limo (or some other transportation) for your family. Your guests are adults and can get themselves to and from the venue (and honestly, I always prefer the flexibility of having my own ride)… and while comfy extras are sweet, again, I think guests are adults should be able to take care of themselves!

    Post # 38
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    650 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you should keep the limos too so thar your bridal party and the parents are taken care of and skip the rest

    Post # 39
    Member
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

    I’d almost cut all 3! But in order I’d go 2, 3, 1. If people choose to hear rediculously uncomfortable shoes and not slip an alternative in to their purse, that’s their own fault. Regardless of if I’m in or outdoors I take something to throw over my shoulders if I get cold and if my shoes are uncomfy I slip a pair of flats in to my purse.

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