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Splurge or Save: Venue?

Joey, on August 21, 2017 at 08:56 Posted in Before the wedding 0 94
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This week's game is all about budgeting. We want to know what wedding items you'll be splurging on, and where you'll be saving money.

So...

Will you splurge or save on your wedding venue?

Are you going grand? Are you going grand?

Or keeping the setting intimate? Or keeping the setting intimate?

>>Click here to go to the next question, Splurge or Save: Photography?

>>Click here to return to the previous question, Splurge or Save: Attire?


94 Comments

Latest activity by Nelly, on September 24, 2019 at 10:25
  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Both our venue is upscale and beautiful and worth it

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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
    Jenna ·
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    In between. Haha it wasn’t overly expensive and there is so much included!
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user April 2019 Saskatchewan
    Jenn ·
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    Save and splurge at the same time? We booked our favourite upscale restaurant, as our guest list is under 50. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, a very romantic and classy environment. Doing it this way, we saved money big time - no banquet room rental, no chair rental, no set up/clean up costs, etc. That said, the food cost is $$$$ per plated meal, as this place is very much a "special occasion" place.
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  • Erin
    Super May 2022 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Save, we had to make it work for our budget and so I'm going to make it look like we splurged!!
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  • Terresa
    Curious October 2019 British Columbia
    Terresa ·
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    We've booked a campground group site, so this could be a save, although there's definitely a cost involved.

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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Save, but our venue was a super deal! Built-in audio system, good lighting, chairs & tables, and linens for $500. Renting chairs for 100 people elsewhere would have been between $300-$500, so it's definitely a save on that included alone!

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  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
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    We splurged... ahah. It was the only thing we went over and above on.

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  • Nicole
    Beginner July 2019 New Brunswick
    Nicole ·
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    Save! We're getting married on the future in-laws large property. Cost is exactly $0!
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Somewhere in the middle. It's not a small/less expensive venue to save money, it just happened to be the venue we loved is less expensive. The Diamond Alumni Centre is on the Simon Fraser University campus in Burnaby. It's on top of Burnaby Mountain, has great views, and because it's mainly used for school/corporate events, the rental and catering rates are super reasonable. We get the whole venue (downstairs ceremony, upstairs reception) for $1500... and the most expensive buffet option (with aaaamazing food) is $47.99 per person! Score!

    And it's so naturally beautiful on it's own, we literally are only bringing centrepieces for the tables, no extra decor needed! (Just some signs/table pieces)

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    Save, we are under budget due to what we saved here.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Somewhere in the middle? Our venue isn't very expensive, but it's not cheap lol.

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  • Stephanie
    Beginner May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
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    Splurge on photography & venue. Save on flowers & decor.

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Splurge but Intimate. We're spending a bit but its totally worth it.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Splurge. I think the hall we got was a deal, but venue was one of the important things to us so I was willing to spend a little more if need be.

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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    Well we picked a hall so if we are comparing to the pictures splurge.. But price wise it's a save.
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  • Nicole
    Curious September 2018 Prince Edward Island
    Nicole ·
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    Save! We picked a spot where we could do the ceremony, reception and dance. Our accommodations for the night are included as well.

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  • Mikela
    Frequent user August 2018 British Columbia
    Mikela ·
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    Save Smiley smile but it's easy to do that and still get a unique space since we won t have that many guests (50 ish on a Paddlewheeler boat ❤)!
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Splurge-ish as this the party of a life time Smiley smile

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  • Dani
    Frequent user February 2018 British Columbia
    Dani ·
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    Save-ish. Make sure you get your bang for your buck and you're all set. I feel like we accomplished that for our wedding

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  • G
    Curious August 2018 Quebec
    Gigi ·
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    I picked a beautiful hall for our 250 people wedding plus I hired a wedding decorator for all the extras, and our traditional Chinese 10 course wedding meal will be catered.
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  • Hannah
    Frequent user March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Hannah ·
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    Splurge! The venue is SO important. I think it sets the background for your day. And will be in all of the photos that are taken so you want it to look pretty. Although I know the venue is going to be the largest portion for our budget, I am definitely still negotiating some extras into the deal!
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  • Amber
    Devoted September 2018 Alberta
    Amber ·
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    Our venue is a bit of splurge! It's a big ballroom at the Sheraton and we are paying for an amazing plated dinner service. Shouldn't' need to much décor since the space is already so pretty. but I want it to be grand looking.

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  • Katherine
    Curious September 2018 Ontario
    Katherine ·
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    We are going to the intimate wedding. Just in a small hall for the reception with our close family and friends and the church that we are going to have the ceremony is called Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria

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  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
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    It is called Parkway Banquet Hall in Peterborough. The name is changing because there is a new owner
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  • Olga
    Beginner May 2018 Ontario
    Olga ·
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    I have not had my wedding yet. It will take place next year on May 12th at the Indian Wells Golf Club in Burlington, Ontario Smiley laugh

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  • K
    Beginner August 2018 Ontario
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Hi Chelsea,

    Where did you have your wedding?

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  • K
    Beginner August 2018 Ontario
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Hi Olga, Where did you have your wedding?


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  • Sabrina
    Frequent user October 2017 Quebec
    Sabrina ·
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    I'd say splurge but mostly to get the best food.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user October 2017 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Save it can be elegant with decorations
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  • Andrea
    Newbie July 2018 Alberta
    Andrea ·
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    Splurge! This is the most important aspect of our wedding!
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  • S
    Curious September 2018 Manitoba
    Santana ·
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    Our venue has no fee since we are getting the food from them too Smiley smile

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  • J
    Curious September 2018 New Brunswick
    Jennifer ·
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    We're having a beautiful venue but it isn't too expensive. However, you want to love your venue so if it takes splurging then definitely splurge. It's worth it
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