(Closed) Which venue

posted 5 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Which venue?
    DIY, Backyard $19,500 : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Elegant, dream, $26,500 : (45 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @elysej85:  Does the $26,000 include all food and beverages, gratuities, taxes, servers, bartenders, tables, chairs, linens, flatware, and ceremony set up as well as the venue rental? Are there any other items covered by this price (centerpieces, decor, etc?) Also, how many guests are you inviting?

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    It’s obvious you want the 2nd one, and it definitely helps that everything is covered in that price. And you’re right – you may find $7,000 of things you forgot to take into account, if you go with the other one. 

    Post # 6
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee

    I say beware of unexpected fees/prices, moreso for DIY, but also for the venue. But it sounds like you would really like the “elegant dream” and honestly, if you have already saved the $18,000, you should be able to save the rest before next summer. I think go for it! 

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m getting married in SD too! Do you mind saying what the venues are? I think I’d have a stronger opinion if I knew!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @elysej85:  We had our wedding at a “onestop shop” kind of place and I don’t regret a thing.  Planning a DIY wedding with that many guests on top of your regular day-to-day life will be so stressful.  Certainly you can do it, but you should make sure you’re enjoying this time as well! $7,000 for sanity sounds pretty great to me.

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    DIY doesn’t just cost money but it’s a TON of work.  You have to work with the rental people, caterers, florists, etc.  And – things do fall through the cracks.

    If you can pay for it without taking on debt… go for the inclusive one.  With 180 guests… you are going to have enough complexity to deal with.  Keep it simple wherever possible.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I actually think that price, for an event with 180 guests, sounds good for all that you’re receiving.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You already have 18k… Go for your dream!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I hate DIY stuff so I would pick the second

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Elegant dream wedding $7000 more for all inclusive gets my vote, you can’t put a price on piece of mind and less work.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @elysej85:  I have a friend who got married at Wedgewood and her wedding was beautiful (I didn’t go, but saw lots of pictures). I’m guessing Wedgewood is the more expensive? It looks much nicer on the website…

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