Getting married… What is the first step?

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When it comes to a wedding there are 1,236 details to take care of, you know what I mean, right? What is the first step?

Well, the one which represents more money and time. Reception venue!

A church, temple or a ceremony site usually are much easier to find than a Reception Venue. To start making your invitations and to start preparing your budget you need to know how much the most expensive “thing” of the wedding is going to cost. Usually finding a reception venue takes a lot of time but it is worth it start with this! Trust me! After this step, everything else flows lighter.

 

TIP: Ask for specific prices when looking for a venue, what it includes exactly, fees, ask if there is any other fee you need to know (hidden fees) and have a list of these questions before going to these places so you won’t forget.

If you’re planning your wedding and need help, just contact us!

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Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida Part 2

As posted in our last blog “Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida” if you are not Paris Hilton or JLo, you might be going through the same situation as many brides, trying to find the best prices possible for your wedding ceremony and reception. As I mentioned before, doing some of the wedding planning yourself can save thousands, yes! Thousands you can use for something else.

What to do? 

First, what you are going to need is TIME! Searching for the right place for your wedding venue is going to take some of it. Any banquet hall/hotel is going to charge you around $40 per person plus taxes, just for the food, tables, chairs and basic linens. Everything else, you have to pay for it; decoration, lighting, draping, centerpieces, ect, ect… Mmm! Are calculating? Yes, a lot!

Before I help you find your wedding venue, let me tell you an experience I had decorating a wedding recently. I was able to decorate and plan a complete wedding reception with a budget of  $3500 for 100 guests, this is what it included: Food, tables, chairs, complete table set up, dishware, glasses, silverware, linens, chair covers,  servers, centerpieces for 11 tables, whole room draping, ceiling draping with lights, uplighting, torches, a romantic bonfire, security and the venue rental. Sounds good for that amount of money, right?

Where?

Good question, where? Where would like to have your wedding reception at? Beach, historic, garden, lake view?

I am going to recommend you to take a look at this website: Florida State Parks, here you will find a complete list of the State Parks available for weddings. Most of them offer wedding ceremonies sites and pavilions for your wedding reception. Pavilions? Yes!!! Trust me, if you want to save some compared to a banquet hall or hotels, theses pavilions might be a very good option, all they need is an “Extreme Makeover”, some wall and ceiling draping, uplighting, some chairs, tables, ect, ect. Some companies offer these services for an affordable price. Like I said, some of the wedding planning has to be done by you or your bridesmaids but it will save you some money. How about the food? Just contact some catering companies. They will deliver the food for you and offer a serves at additional prices.

Here you have a list of some of the State Parks:

Was it helpful? If you are planning your wedding and need help with design and décor, contact us!

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WWW.PROEVENTDECOR.COM
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Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida

I have to be totally honest with you about this subject, if you’re not Paris Hilton nor have the money JLo has, your wedding expenses might be way out of your reach. So let’s be realistic, you want to have the wedding of your dreams without going bankrupt, right? But the reality is that if you go to a nice hotel or banquethall and ask them for a quote, it won’t be less than $35 + taxes per person. Are you calculating? Yes, it’s a lot of money when you have to add decorations, photographer, videographers, limo and all the details about a wedding.

I went through the same process you might be going through right now, calculating, budgeting, saving plans and asking for quotes. However, the best advice that I can give you is that you take the time to do “some” of the wedding planning yourself,  you will save a lot of money.

In South Florida, there are so many beautiful state parks where you might be able to have your dream wedding and save some money on the side. State parks in South Florida offer a wide variety of places, views, settings and very good prices. They are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and breathtaking receptions. Note: You are going to have invest some time and money to transform your venue and make it look stunning but it’s worth it compared to the thousands of dollards you would need to spend in one of theses fancy places.

I don’t have anything against expensive hotel venues or banquethall, not at all. If you have the money, spend it! But if you are like most brides wanting to save some $$$, this is for you to read.

In our 2nd Part of “Affordable Wedding Venues in South Florida” I will you more details about some states parks, locations, amenities and prices.

If you are planning your wedding and need some help with advices or looking for a wedding decorating company, just contact us!

Visit our website:
WWW.PROEVENTDECOR.COM
(954)682-8614
Services we offer, here.
main@proeventdecor.com

Serving South Florida