| Originally Posted by Mel&B |
I hear you all too! So far, it's airfares that are killing me. The west coast to PVR is about $400 to $500, which isn't so bad. But I live in Atlanta and flights are $820 right now. I have no idea why this route became sooooo expensive, so I'm just hoping and praying prices come down.
Kate, I'm don't know where you were transfered to in NC, but everyone I know in Atlanta loves Ashville!!!
Wedding Planning + Economy = Unhappy Bride
Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:27 AM
Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:36 PM
| Originally Posted by kate.com |
Yes, it's asheville! I was thinking that I wished it were atlanta! I will probably have a lot of free time in the evenings, maybe we can have a group BDW happy hour when Im around. How far is Atlanta? 2 Hours or more?
Posted 19 October 2008 - 08:21 PM
Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:14 AM
Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:33 PM
| Originally Posted by Sloan |
Kinda sucks that none of our friends/family (except for immediate family) are going to be there for our wedding, but its about us and not them ( I keep trying to tell myself that... ugh) and we're not having an AHR b/c that defeated the purpose of our no-frills wedding + laziness comes into the picture again, there's no way Im planning or paying for an AHR.
| Originally Posted by niels408 |
The guests that originally RSVP'd for our wedding has dropped down to about half actually going now...our resort is closed (as of now), i feel some animosity from guests going just bc they are having to drop the $ for the trip, which makes me feel horrible!
It's tough for everyone & I picked the worst time ever to get married I feel like (due to economy)
I hear you! I am stuck with unpaid rooms and a contract!
And now, I am being transferred to North carolina which I will have to do until after the wedding, which I leave for in 90 days so I dont have time to look locally or train for a new position.
Luckily, I get to commute for the first 90 days...and I'll deal with the rest after the wedding! Things will always come up, good and bad, regardless of the economy!
I guess anyone getting married this year or next regardless of destination or traditional is in the same boat. At least we are not alone.
Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:29 PM
Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:07 PM
Ways to cut wedding costs (all prices are estimates)
and some positive feedback
Colleen I saw you are back in planning mode for next Oct/Nov 09' congrats. I know you didn't want to postpone that far, but having an extra year will go by fast and you will have time to save.
I do want to shed some HAPPY news on this topic.
I have a friend that works for an airline company, she is a VP of finance. She has assured me the prices will go down closer to the dates everyone needs to travel.
This is what is happening. Airlines are charging a lot, because if they can book seats at a higher price they are taking it. But every month they relook at availablity and are ajusting their prices based on that. Which the airlines have never done before. I know what she is telling me is true I tested it. You can too.
7/21 i looked at flights for PV from NYC for 8/11 the price was $328
so I checked for 5/16/09 price $781
8/30 i looked at flights for 11/06 $690, but then checked again mid Oct price was $450 Next May went to $671
So I kept checking this to see what was happening.
When booking flights 6-8 weeks plus, out the prices were really high, when booking 4-6 weeks out the prices were half. Check it yourself the best site to do so is
Candles vs Flowers - PV already has so much natural decor, we opted for minimal flowers and increased candle light and also decided to do the whole branch in a vase trend (which I love)
Not 100% on savings but will be around
Booked rehearsal dinner with our catering companies restaurant. Doing as many events as possible with one company or location.
Rehearsal dinner for 33 guests, by going with our catering companies restaurant
Originally we were going to transport our wedding guests from the ceremony site to the reception site via Luxury bus but it only fit 47 people so it would have to make 2 trips only going 1 km. Quoted $650
Check this, we used the same cab driver everytime when we were in PV in May he gave us his card. We called him and he will have 10 cab drivers ready for our guests, which yes they will have to make 2 trips
No Wedding cake... I know this may be hard for some to give up but guess what
No wedding favors... AGain when was the last time you kept or loved a wedding favor you got?
DJ 4 hours quoted $700, negotiate to pay in cash
Last.... Videographer. Quoted $800 for a professional
bought our own video camera $550 and a tri-pod and talked all our guest who own a video camera to bring it. We will have my brother-in-law video and I have a friend who will edit and put music to it.
We are also booking 30 rooms at the Dreams Resort, which will mean they give us the bride/groom room for free.
-$1024 saved (Well not yet, hoping 24 rooms booked so far, cross your fingers)
One last idea.... OOT bags, not sure if you knew this but there is a Costco and Wal-mart in PV. Wait and buy the things you will put in your bags until you get therel. The prices are much cheaper and honestly you could end up saving half what you would have paid to fill them in the states.
I really hope this helps. Sorry so long. PM me if you need any assistance.
I am also doing a lot of DIY things I am happy to share.
Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:17 PM
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