| Originally Posted by islandbride317 |
My AHR, early estimates, are going to be between $5-6K. We are having it on a private chartered boat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor ($2400, for 3 hours, up to 60 guests), the non-alcoholic/alcoholic drinks will run us about $1380, the cake will be at least $200, and the rest will be for the Caribbean foods buffet and Pasta stations
How much did you spend on your AHR?
Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:13 PM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 06:51 PM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:12 PM
Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:35 PM
Our AHR was at my DH's bar/restaurant (we closed the upstairs bar and rooftop deck to the public from 2-6pm) - so no cost for the location.
Live acoustic music - $300
Wine - I am a wine distributor, so I bought different wines (at cost) which saved $$. Spent $200ish.
Beer - We bought cases so we wouldn't run through the bar-stock ... but tapped into the bar stock before 6pm ... so probably $900 in beer.
Liquor - cash bar
Food - Low Country Boil - I think we ended up paying about $400 for that, b/c we paid actual cost, but it may have been more.
Cake - My Mom and I and some friends all made cupcakes and I made candy starfish molds and had a cupcake tower, so minimal cost for that. $35??
Decorations - I bought colored burlap to match some placemats and tablecloths that I got at Tuesday Morning and we re-used our DW centerpieces, with shells, sand and candles as decoration, along with our bouquets.
We had over 100 people.
Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:36 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:56 PM
We'll probably buy 3 bottles of wine per table. We'll be buying Mexican arts/crafts while we're there and that will be the decorations, along with our red paper lanterns on a string that we will use :-)
I'm getting excited about this! I'll get to wear my wedding dress again :-)
Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:22 PM
I originally wanted to do a picnic in the park, and once I got into my research, this is what we have come to. You also have to think of parking which was a big problem for us to try to do it at someone's house. So we went with a Rec Center that has a really nice room and a full kitchen and of course parking!
We are calling our's a Celebration...more of a party than a reception.
$1000...will be tight...
Posted 16 October 2009 - 05:12 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:47 PM
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