Vendors Wedding Planning Advice

Going unconventional

Planning a wedding, in Miami, for $10,000 is a tall order; especially for a fancy girl like myself. According to CostOfWedding.com, the average cost of a wedding in Miami is $24,478; that’s not too far off from the national average! So, you’re probably wondering how am

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Small Town vs. Big City Vendors

I’m a small-town bride. Like, really small. Like, 1,200 people small. After living in this sweet, wheat farm, rural, wild turkeys in our yard, town of Waitsburg, Wash., for one year, I actually know 90 percent of everyone in this city. And it’s wonderful. But, being

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Vendors Who Won’t Meet Your Budget

I have found so far in the wedding process that the most important tool to have to keep costs down is the confidence to tell vendors your budget and to ask for price reductions to meet that budget. My photographer was great at lowering her $3,000

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Historic Hotel Venue

One of the most challenging tasks of planning a budget savvy and winter wedding is selecting the perfect venue. Not only does the venue have to be beautiful, during the winter, Dec. 15, it would need to be warm, easy to drive to and under budget.

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Venue Part 2: Reception

So far, the reception venue has been the most problematic/stressful part of my planning process. When I first started my venue search, I found that there are actually a lot of nice venues around here. Like most southern cities, there are old antebellum southern mansions that

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Reception Venue

Choose A Venue, Choose A Date

Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us

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The beautiful--and flexible!--reception venue!
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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part III

As we discussed in my last post, venue-searching was generally a pretty fun process. So let’s review the Heather-and-Jon-perfect-venue checklist: Lots of natural light/nice scenery/plants (conservatory preferred) Not a church or banquet hall (except maybe one with really big windows and a nice view) Back-up plan

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part II

Since Jon and I have never planned a wedding before (as most of you probably haven’t!), I had no idea what to ask employees at the different venues we visited. There are all kinds of different things to consider when choosing a venue, and they all

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part I

Finding an awesome venue was extremely high on my priority list; probably #2 in my top three must-haves (after an awesome photographer). After all, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding, so you’ve got to pick somewhere that fits your personality and that complements

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Venue Search Between SF & LA

Significant chunks of most brides’ budget revolve around a few key elements of a wedding: venue, food/booze, and photography. If you can save on one, two, or all three of these things you can really cut your costs and so Matt and I had a goal

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An Indoor Venue

Soooo Justin and I want a quite traditional wedding. The ill-fated thing about that, though, is that most times when something has “traditional wedding” associated with it, the cost of whatever it is skyrockets absolutely exponentially. Reception venues, especially, seem to be all over this concept,

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Traditional Catering Halls Need Not Apply

The first thing that we started looking into (pre-engagement ring hunting) was the perfect venue. Traditional catering halls just don’t do it for us. We weren’t completely certain as to what we wanted, we just knew that we wanted it to be different. I believe I

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