Clíodhna
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Venue - Splurge or Save?

Clíodhna, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM

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Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price? Are you splurging or saving on your venue? Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN Next Question: Photography? Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

Did you pay top dollar for your dream wedding venue? Or did you choose somewhere with a unbeatable price?

Are you splurging or saving on your venue?


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Photo from Ramble Creek in Athens, TN



Next Question: Photography?

Back to the Beginning: Splurge or Save?

119 Comments

  • MD
    Super July 2019
    MD ·
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    This was definitely a splurge for us! It was love at first sight, so we couldn't say no.

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  • Marlena
    Expert June 2020
    Marlena ·
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    Save. We love the space we got and we got it for both the rehearsal and ceremony for way less than what most venues cost for just the day of.

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  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·
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    Save! We got a community center for 10 hours for only $275. We're having the wedding there to. It's affordable and sentimental. We actually met there at a dance

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  • S
    Devoted October 2019
    Summer ·
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    Yes, the only part that isn't there is going to be the after party but that will be bar hoping downtown
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  • Ellie
    Devoted January 2020
    Ellie ·
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    A 1000% splurge for me! Since I had so many out of town guests coming in I wanted it to be a super memorable location and experience.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    Saved, because venue for both ceremony and reception was free (gifted to us by our church) Smiley smile

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  • Rebecca
    VIP August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    SPLURGE.

    Our venue was food and drink inclusive, so it was important we picked a good one. We managed to pick one that was cheaper for NYC, but... in the scheme of things, it was 2/3rds of our budget.

    Worth it for the view alone! Luckily, the food was great, and we got an open bar, too.

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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·
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    We went with our 2nd choice to save money. We're still over budget but it's better than it would have been
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  • Kasey
    Savvy November 2020
    Kasey ·
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    Splurge!!!!
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  • Andrea
    VIP April 2020
    Andrea ·
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    I feel like we saved but the venue we found is absolutely lovely!!!

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    We 100% splurged. However, our venue is practically all-inclusive, barring the alcohol and flowers

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Moderate splurge? it is definitely not the cheapest but worth every penny for waterfront views and exceptional staff

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  • Nodyia
    Devoted October 2020
    Nodyia ·
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    We are splurging on our venue because they are providing us with just about everything we need for our wedding from catering to decorations

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  • Natalia
    Expert October 2020
    Natalia ·
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    Save. I really wanted to splurge on the venue, but I realized I much rather not spend more than I really should, as my FH and I want to purchase a house within the next few years. Ours is definitely VERY fairly priced for what it offers. My one qualm about it is that there is absolutely no outdoor space.

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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Splurge, although it’s around the same price of all the venues we looked at, we still could of gone a cheaper route.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Save. I wanted a venue that was wayyy pricier but the price diff was just too great so I went with a cheaper option
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  • M.W.
    VIP June 2019
    M.W. ·
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    Save! You do not have to pay a lot of money. There are tons of beautiful and affordable venue's. We had our wedding reception at our local fire hall.

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree ·
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    We chose a really nice venue, that otherwise would have cost an arm and a leg, but got a good deal on it due to signing up for the "intimate package." This has been a money saver, but has also really restricted our guest list. That part has stung a little more than we thought it would, but has also saved us a lot of stress with everything that came included in it. (I.e. Cake, catering, wedding planner, venue set up/tear down, honeymoon destination, and hotel for our guests all included!)

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  • Caitlin
    Savvy September 2020
    Caitlin ·
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    We totally saved with the venue! We luckily know the venue fairly well because of a Renn Faire we attend and were part of there for a while. We are having both the wedding and reception there.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Splurge. Our venue is amazing and was our top choice. That being said, we think it is very reasonably priced and we are not paying a fortune for it.

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