Hamilton, Ontario · From August 2017
I'm an older bride but I like to think wiser, we are paying for our wedding ourselves. There is 14 in our wedding party and we are having approximately...
I'm an older bride but I like to think wiser, we are paying for our wedding ourselves. There is 14 in our wedding party and we are having approximately 180 guests.
With my wedding I'm trying to be cost effective "trying" lol. I have worked in the wedding industry on and off for years and I have some set ideas of what to have and not have, what is important and isn't, at least to me. I chose an off season wedding on a Friday, 2 reasons for this, 1st I don't like sweating, and my hair becoming a fuzzy mess in the summers heat and humidity, been a summer bridesmaid to many times. 2nd for the price "off"season you can find "winter wedding specials", book it on a Friday night and you save even more. I luckily had my hall call me asking me to switch my Friday for a Saturday and no extra charge, and also extra food added on, because the date didn't matter as much as our getting married, I said Ok what else are you offering lol, true story and I did ask that question. The hall includes everything in our price. A basic 3 tier cake, center pieces, DJ, Limo, table linens, open bar, etc... and in my colour and style, those things are good for me and I don't have to worry about any of it. My extras that matter to me are the photographer, having a great photographer is worth every penny, I know a bride that went low cost and hated her photos, food add-ons, for the receiving line shooters, a photo booth, and lighting in my colours. Flowers and an expensive cake are a lot of money, the cake never gets eaten, and the flowers are pretty, but cost so much. I'm using the halls center pieces, and flowers will be on the head table and also for the bouquets.Wedding Website: https://www.weddingwire.ca/web/carol-and-buddy