| Originally Posted by GracieBebe |
Hi Everyone, It's been really interesting to read everyone's responses! I think you're right and we may have to rethink our AHR budget. But I'm hoping I can still keep it close to the original budget. We have a friend who works for a food distributor and so he said he can get us a huge deal on the food. Liquor might cost a bit, but none of our friends are really big drinkers so I'll have to really think about that. As for soda/drinks, plates, and utensils, we plan to get in bulk at BJ's. I can get a 200 fork box for about $10-15. I can buy 8 boxes of pasta in bulk for a total of about the same price or less which should easily cover 200 people. I'll have to see how good of a deal our friend can get us on the rest of the food. I plan to prepare most of the food myself and then we'll hire someone to man the grills for 3-4 hrs so our friends and family won't be working/cooking during the party. I guess I'll figure out more as I get closer to the date.
How much did you spend on your AHR?
Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:46 PM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 12:40 AM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:37 AM
BJ's is like a Sams club or Costco, so we're hoping to get a lot of things at a discount. And our friend can hopefully hook us up since he's a food distributor. I think alcohol will definitely be our biggest expense, but I have yet to see any of our friends get really drunk or trashed at any of our parties (we usually host 4th of July and you'd think they'd drink a lot then but they're not big drinkers) so I don't think an AHR picnic is going to be any different, especially if people have to drive afterwards. In fact, FI and I are prob the ones who are more likely to outdrink our friends.
I will definitely keep everyone posted to let you know if we can pull it off!
Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:01 PM
Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:09 PM
| Originally Posted by KimmyG |
I like the idea of the AHR being a Sendoff party, and take place before the wedding. That way the guests can share the anticipation excitement with you rather than feeling like they missed out on the big event. Plus this way when you're back from your honeymoon you can focus on married life and not another wedding party!
Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:55 AM
It's more than we'd like to spend, but a lot of family and friends may not be able to afford to join us in Jamaica, and we want to make sure we do something at home they can feel apart of!
Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:16 AM
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