still a unlucky bride
I've decide to save money by making my wedding non traditional. But I can't find reasonable venue. I wish I could rent someone back yard, or had a friend to video tape the ceremony, or just hit the lottery but still no look. Can u ladies throw ideas my way for a 3000 wedding in Philadelphia

Married: 09/07/2013
Posted On: Feb 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate0 likes

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Married: 03/16/2014
Feb 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
reduce the guest list, have the ceremony somewhere off-beat (park, etc), and have a luncheon or cocktail party only reception. You can definitely swing that with a guest list of 30-40.

Lucky me
Married: 06/22/2013
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Feb 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Try local fire halls. August is hot, you may not want to do outside, it's also hurricane season, so if you go the park route, you will need a tent.

Married: 08/23/2013
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Feb 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Could you have a Sunday brunch reception? Brunch on any day of the week will be cheaper than a seated dinner, and choosing any day other than Saturday should cut costs too.

Married: 04/06/2013
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Feb 21, 2013 at 3:06 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Is $3000 your budget for the hall and food or the entire wedding?

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Feb 21, 2013 at 3:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
How many guests do you have?

You could try a clubhouse. Ask your friends and family if there complex has a clubhouse that you can rent out. They're usually fairly inexpensive.

Married: 09/07/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 7:55 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yes it's still my budget. And that's a good idea. Thanks

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:15 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
How many guest are you having and do you want to be able to bring your own food or outside catering or have everything done at the same place

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Philadelphia s magic gardens is $1,500 holds 75 people has to end by 10 and if you can have someone make the the food or serve finger foods that should be in your price range

Married: 04/26/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Is there a restaurant you could rent out? A volunteer fire dept social hall (that's what we're using). Keep the most important thing in mind, that you'll be getting married to your love.

Married: 09/07/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Great ideas thanks

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Philidelphia center of architecture has a main hall for $1400 on weekend n only $1000 on the weekday and allow drop off catering (which can be really cheap)

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Don't know if you have a photographer but if not you could but disposable cameras on the tables and have guests take pictures for you and hand them back to you when done ......super bored so thought I would look up some ideas for you lol :) ....o and someone picked up a video camera from rent-a-center and had a friend record the wedding so it's something that can be done

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:37 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
One last comment not sure if you have a cake but if you go to your local grocery store to get it (yes an actually multi tier cake) you will only pay anywhere from $40-$180

Married: 09/07/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:38 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks Andrea for the awesome ideas.

Crystal A.
Married: 10/19/2013
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Feb 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hope they help :)

Married: 06/08/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We have around that same budget; we are willing to go to 4,500. We have gotten our guest list down to 60. We decided to have a church ceremony followed by dinner only.

We will be having it at an upscale resturant banquet room that also has a bar/party atmosphere downstairs. Dinner will be around 28 per person. We know that our families dont drink a lot so we are offering wine and beer with dinner and it will be a consumption tab instead of open bar. After dinner we will be going downstiars to the bar and dancing with whoever wants to come downstairs.

Try looking into local resturants and seeing if they have private dining rooms for larger amounts of people. That is where I started. I had a few options to choose from within my budget, but we chose the resturant because of the option to dance afterwards at the bar, since we couldn't afford a DJ.

Good luck. message me for exact details if you want cuz I am close to phila.

Married: 09/07/2013
Feb 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Oh wow Emily that's sound like q great idea. Thanks for the ideas
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