Am I getting a good deal?
So I'm trying to spend as little as possible on my wedding, without compromising on a few important things. I planned to spend what I think is a moderate/average amount on the venue and photographer, then just as cheap as possible for everything else, I.e cars, cake, flowers, favours. I want to spend no more than 10 grand on the whole day (with a £1500 contingency).
I like to think im getting a decent deal on my venue, but I'm wondering if by most peoples standards it's actually more on the expensive side. Am I kidding myself that this is good value for money?
for £5267, I'm getting exclusive venue hire for the whole day, (rustic barn/old church building, by the water in a little village), chiavari chairs/ tables/ cutlery/ service etc.
homemade shortbread, tea, coffee, and a glass of prosecco for each guest at the drinks reception.
3 course meal, followed by after dinner chocolates, tea and coffee
2 glasses of wine with meal and a glass of prosecco for toast.
evening food consisting of pizza slices and mini burger sliders.
this is based on 60 guests. On a saturday. During the winter time
is this about average spend for that amount of guests? I thought for the type of venue it is it sounded great as so many similar venues charged you 5 grand at least just for dry hire. We have had to compromise by having it out of season which brought the price down a lot but a Saturday was a must for us! I suppose I'm now getting anxious about the amount of money we're about to drop because if we had maybe of booked one of the hotels we saw we could have saved ourselves a grand from the offset. I just didn't get the wow factor from the other places we'd seen. I just hope I'm not getting carried away ... I don't want my small budget modest wedding to turn into an all bells and whistles affair thats gonna cripple me financially.