Down to the (floral) wire

It’s less than 30 days. Oh me! Oh my! So today I realized that I had forgot a few touches. I forgot about flowers for the men and family members. My bouquet and the one for the Matron of Honor were my sole focus. Then I remembered there are corsages and boutonnieres to be made. Yeah no, I’m not tackling all of that. If it was earlier I could have put someone else on the case. ┬áThank God for the internet to give me peace of mind. I am going to just order them all pre-made. It’s more that I planned to spend (which was zero) but at this point I cannot put anymore more projects on my plate. I still will DIY the my bouquet and the one for the maid of honor. They will be very simple and classic.


Should I rent?

This is something every budget bride has to decide. It might seem like a money saving venture to have a reception in a free or low cost bare bones location. But then you realize how many things you have to buy, rent or borrow. Let’s go with an event for 100 people.

Banquent or Round Tables: $80
Serving Tables: $38
Folding Chairs: $300
Plain White Plates: $62
Salad Plates: $62
Dessert Plates: $62
Silverware: $175
Glasware: $125
Napkins: $110
Table Cloths: $400

With tax we are looking at about $1400 in rentals. When trying to price room rental fees or per person cost at a restaurant remember to add the price of rentals to your banquet hall rental if they aren’t included.