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#11 sosodj

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    Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

    Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

    We are having a Champagne Brunch 1 month after we return with 125 guests.  This is our breakdown:

     

    $3375-  hall, food, champagne, wine beer 

    $ 490 - 3 hours of photography with full release of pictures on DVD

    $ 400 - wedding cake

     

    $4265.00  But, I also want to do favors and flowers on the the tables so it will probably be closer to $5,000


    i think that this is a great idea, i never thought of having a brunch



    #12 tyrebride2b2013

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      Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

      Originally Posted by Amanda Gardner 

      We are doing an AHR which will be dancing, food, band or DJ, and alcohol. Do not have the full price yet, but is costing more than I thought. Our biggest expenses are of course alcohol and the venue. Venues are not cheap.

       



      yes this is so true the venues are proving to be quite pricey.  thinking of maybe doing a friday evening seems to be cheaper than a saturday or saturday evening.  and the alcohol is pricey too.  some venues have suggested cocktails and finger foods for a friday night but most will probably be coming after work so I would like a sit down or  buffet 



      #13 tyrebride2b2013

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        Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

        Originally Posted by sosodj 


        i think that this is a great idea, i never thought of having a brunch

        a brunch is a good idea def would save some money



        #14 tyrebride2b2013

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          Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

          Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

          We are having a Champagne Brunch 1 month after we return with 125 guests.  This is our breakdown:

           

          $3375-  hall, food, champagne, wine beer 

          $ 490 - 3 hours of photography with full release of pictures on DVD

          $ 400 - wedding cake

           

          $4265.00  But, I also want to do favors and flowers on the the tables so it will probably be closer to $5,000


          $5000 is not bad at all. I'm hoping to keep in that range as well



          #15 Mufin1785

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            Posted 24 July 2012 - 05:40 AM

            Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 


            $5000 is not bad at all. I'm hoping to keep in that range as well

            It helps that we are doing a brunch which will take place during the day, keeps the food cost down, and we are only offering champagne, wine, beer, instead of a full bar.  We will do a signature drink but it will be a blushing bride mimosa.  We are using our Pod for music.   



            #16 tyrebride2b2013

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              Posted 24 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

              that is definitely something I am going to consider gonna ask FI what he thinks about a brunch
               



              #17 chantal09

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                Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:30 AM

                My FI and I are doing an AHR since his Dad and my Grandmother will not be able to make the trip for health reasons. We are looking at keeping it pretty simple considering it will be the 3rd time we are getting married (1st at home before the wedding-legal just us, 2nd-desto wedding, and 3rd AHR) We are doing a ceremony in a church since his fam is catholic and mine is not, and then we were thinking of having something catered but keeping it fairly small IE wedding party, family, and people who couldn't come to the real deal due to pregnancies etc. We are hoping to keep the whole bill around $2000 but have not priced out venues just yet. His mom has also volunteered to help us out with the bill for this (yay) ! Hopefully we'll have a more solid price soon...



                #18 alexisinjamaica

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                Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:56 AM

                I wanted to keep our AHR to $5000, but the venue that we fell in love with is $5000 just for the space rental. We are planning to stock up on alcohol at Costco or BevMo and FI has some bartender friends that we could enlist to help out with mixing drinks for a reasonable cost. Then we're planning just to have passed apps, cupcakes and a small cake to cut, an iPod playlist for music, and a slideshow of wedding pics going. I'm hoping we can do it all for $7500.
                 



                #19 Jenna1511

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                  Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:47 PM

                  We are planning to do an informal open house party at our place about a month after we get home! We have a budget of $5000 but that's a lot for an all day house party haha! Probably, $3500 to $4000 is what it could be! Crossing my fingers! Thats open bar, taco man all day, cake pops for dessert, all table and chair rentals, PA system for iPod, all decor, etc. we are planning to show our video from the wedding and have pics around the whole set up. Oh and maybe a photo booth....hope I'm on track haha!

                  #20 alexisinjamaica

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                  Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:04 PM

                  Originally Posted by Jenna1511 

                  We are planning to do an informal open house party at our place about a month after we get home! We have a budget of $5000 but that's a lot for an all day house party haha! Probably, $3500 to $4000 is what it could be! Crossing my fingers! Thats open bar, taco man all day, cake pops for dessert, all table and chair rentals, PA system for iPod, all decor, etc. we are planning to show our video from the wedding and have pics around the whole set up. Oh and maybe a photo booth....hope I'm on track haha!


                  Taco man and cake pops?! I'm officially jealous. That sounds super fun!






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