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#1 Miss Lighting Bug

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    Posted 20 June 2010 - 02:42 PM

    Hey East Coast Brides,

    You may not know me because I was mainly focused on (with tunnel vision) on a Moon Palace resort wedding. After talking with family (the A listers) I don't think they can afford the trip and we can't afford to pay for them. Sooo I am trying to get some secondary ideas. We are from Pittsburgh and are trying to find some great ideas for an East Coast wedding...maybe Nags Head area or out skirts or Deep Creek. I am so lost now. Our budget is about 10k. I am the frugal one and don't want to do much more than that. Our guest list is undecided...maybe 100. Any ideas will help? Thanks!
    KB

    #2 knitgirl13

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      Posted 20 June 2010 - 06:49 PM

      We considered the Outer Banks to make it easier on our guests too, but the nice places around there like the Hilton Pier House and Sanderling were way out of our budget for the venue alone ($8000-10,000) When is your wedding? We're planning ours for 15 months out so we're giving people plenty of time to save money and we're expecting people to come down just for 2-3 days, not a whole week.

      #3 ldybug

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        Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:50 PM

        Have you looked at this site yet?
        Outer Banks Wedding Association This may help.

        We are planning an OuterBanks wedding also but much smaller- under 25 people. I think if you plan your wedding in the off-peak season you can probably keep it in your budget. The problem I have is there are 4 kids and one school employee that can't come during off peek so we are cutting back a bit. Good luck!

        #4 mnh1983

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          Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:17 PM

          Do you definitely want a beach wedding? How far are you willing to travel from Pittsburgh?

          #5 AishaB

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            Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:27 PM

            10K on east coast wont go very far at all depending on your guest list. We were at 10K and then had to move up to 15K. I wont go any higher. If I have to, then its just gonna be us at a fancy restaurant with family. I'm trying to have a $15K wedding. We are having between 50-75 guests. Knowing this info, we had to first figure out how much we could afford a plate and then go from there. I think the maximum we can do is about $85-90 a plate. You still have to factor in taxes and gratuity to come up with the final number for the venue. To cut down on costs you can have your wedding on a Thursday, Friday or Sunday. I hope this helps. I know it is really tough. I wanted to be married in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the beach at my aunt's house. But because of the same situation you're in I'm settled for Cape May. It's beautiful so I'm content I guess.
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            #6 Pazzesca

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              Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:34 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by AishaB
              10K on east coast wont go very far at all depending on your guest list. We were at 10K and then had to move up to 15K. I wont go any higher. If I have to, then its just gonna be us at a fancy restaurant with family. I'm trying to have a $15K wedding. We are having between 50-75 guests. Knowing this info, we had to first figure out how much we could afford a plate and then go from there. I think the maximum we can do is about $85-90 a plate. You still have to factor in taxes and gratuity to come up with the final number for the venue. To cut down on costs you can have your wedding on a Thursday, Friday or Sunday. I hope this helps. I know it is really tough. I wanted to be married in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the beach at my aunt's house. But because of the same situation you're in I'm settled for Cape May. It's beautiful so I'm content I guess.

              Aisha, if you haven't signed any contracts yet, have you looked at Bridgewater Manor?

              It's a pretty facility with outside ceremony space with a man-made pond. The food is incredibly good (the best i've tasted in NJ) and their prices can't be beat!!

              If you can have your date on a Friday or Sunday (think memorial day or labor day weekend) they can accomodate your number of guests. The rooms are nice and again their prices are awesome for jersey!! They have prices at $62 per person WITH taxes and gratuity!!

              Central New Jersey Catering Facility | The Bridgewater Manor

              they allow you to eat at their restaurant for a food tasting. 3 courses. you just gotta pay for your own drinks without signing a contract. it's worth checking out!

              #7 amybermuda

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                Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

                I am having my AHR in Maryland, open bar and full food for 100 people for $11,000. We are having it at a private club and catered by The Narrows. Not sure if Eastern Shore MD is your thing, but here are the websites:
                The Narrows Restaurant
                peaceofcake.info

                #8 TheFutureWagners

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                  Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

                  Word to the wise, don't try anywhere in NY. I am from there and the prices in the city and LI are the sole reason I am having a DW. I've heard the coast of South Carolina is beautiful....

                  #9 Christine

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                  Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:43 PM

                  I think Shelley had her wedding in Deleware. Her screen name is MsShelley, I am sure if you search for her you can find her wedding review.
                  Christine + Will (married 7/20/07) + Ainsleigh (born 6/25/08) + Nolan (born 11/9/10) + Delaney (born 12/31/13) = One Very Happy Family!

                  #10 lisa203

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                    Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:00 PM

                    I wouldn't bother looking into CT if I were you. Prices here are outrageous, hence our destination wedding. Good luck in finding a place!




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