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Joey
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Splurge or Save: Venue?

Joey, on August 21, 2017 at 08:56

Posted in Before the wedding 94

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? Or keeping the setting intimate? >>Click here to go to the next question, Splurge or...

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

  • Lisa
    VIP May 2018 Ontario
    Lisa ·
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    Splurge especially when catering is included!
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  • M
    Beginner May 2018 New Brunswick
    Michelle ·
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    I'd Splurge
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  • Chelsea
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Chelsea ·
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    We picked a venue that had catering included, and decorations to use for the hall so we saved in the end. We probably splurged a little bit, but we didn't go over the top or anything crazy! It was obviously the most expensive purchase!

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  • Aixa
    Curious September 2017 Ontario
    Aixa ·
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    The venue was a good deal but it's exactly what we wanted for a small wedding.
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  • Megan
    Curious June 2018 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    We went for what was us and what made us happy. I find we may be splurging just a bit, but not over doing it. I believe spending a reasonable amount on the venue is worth it

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  • Olga
    Beginner May 2018 Ontario
    Olga ·
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    I will definitely try to save as much as I can on the venue. Our venue is waiving the venue rental fee since we will also be using their catering services. In addition, they have allowed us to customize the wedding menu, so that it fits our budget of about $85 (all inclusive) per head. So far, we have 115 people in our wedding list.

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  • Reona
    Frequent user March 2018 Ontario
    Reona ·
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    I think we saved! The only I initially wanted was more expensive during winter season for some reason and wanted about $141 per person. We ended up going with a lot less than that per person and adding a few other items on our own on the side

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  • JENNIFER
    Frequent user December 2017 Ontario
    JENNIFER ·
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    I think we saved for sure. We found a reception hall that has completely customized a menu for us for $51 a head. We're having Christmas dinner with milk and cookies for dessert for our December wedding. Plus it's a small ish venue so we only have (110) guests max. It was hard to narrow down our list but I think we've invited the important people in our lives. I always said whoever we'd want to spend Christmas with should be the ones we want at our wedding.
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  • Victorea
    Frequent user July 2018 Alberta
    Victorea ·
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    We are both military so we get the use of our mess and that is only going to cost us $150.00.

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  • Kelsey
    Frequent user February 2018 Ontario
    Kelsey ·
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    Intimate and inclusive!

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  • Shannon
    Devoted June 2020 British Columbia
    Shannon ·
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    Not sure yet. Probably save? We really only need a reception hall with an outdoor space for the ceremony. And the guest list is going to be under 120 so we won't need much space.
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  • M
    Newbie July 2018 Ontario
    Meghan ·
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    This was our splurge for the wedding! We wanted a place that did it all right- good local food that actually tastes great, a full open bar, and a venue that is beautiful all by itself. We're thankful we spent the money because the service we've received is beyond our expectations, and we know the view from the floor to ceiling windows in the space will make for a breathtaking sunset at our reception. Splurge!
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  • Christina
    Newbie July 2018 Alberta
    Christina ·
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    We're in between save and splurge. Doing hotel ballroom, making easier with setup and for guests stay in hotel.


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  • Cherie
    Curious July 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador
    Cherie ·
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    I'm also saving here I'm trying to keep everything to do with my wedding as far as venues receptions locations photography catering all that I am trying to keep local, which in turn is helping me save akot !
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  • Novardensphere
    Beginner May 2019 Alberta
    Novardensphere ·
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    Splurge you should have enough space and be happy with where you are

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  • Samtam
    VIP November 2016 British Columbia
    Samtam ·
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    Probably splurged. We ended up with half the number of guests we were expecting so if we'd known that, we could probably could have found some place smaller but we loved our venue so it was worth it!

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  • L
    Devoted September 2017 Saskatchewan
    Lyz ·
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    I guess I will have to say splurged on this
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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Jennifer ·
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    We splurged I would say. We booked exclusive use of a whole property (with cabins and beautiful land and everything) in BC for a long weekend. Guests will be paying for their own accommodation though.

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  • Andrea
    Frequent user September 2017 Manitoba
    Andrea ·
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    Our venue has an all inclusive cost per person that includes all venue costs, wine, cocktail hour hors d'oeurves, all linens and part of the centerpieces! It was worth it although the cost per person is kind of high!

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  • Cristina
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Cristina ·
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    We most definitely splurged! We got the venue we wanted and it was reasonable for us.

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  • Lesley
    Newbie May 2018 Ontario
    Lesley ·
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    Having 120 people for ours. This will definitely be were our budget is spent.
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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·
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    Splurge. This is about half of our wedding budget, but includes food and open bar and they're amazing at organizing.

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  • Faith
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
    Faith ·
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    I wish we had the money to splurge! But we settle for my church which is in a school gym. It'll still be wonderfully rustic!
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Splurge! It was my first choice for venue. It wasn't the most expensive, but wasn't the cheapest. The venue is going to be in almost all pictures, so I wanted a nice place.

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  • C
    Newbie August 2018 British Columbia
    Christina ·
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    We splurged on the venue! We are getting married at a private golf course on the pacific ocean. It is the course my fiance and I met at and my father-in-law to-be was the golf professional there for over 30 years. It was a splurge compared to other places we could have chosen but the location is sentimental for us in many ways. The price also includes quite a lot, including a day of coordinator, so I believe it's worth every penny!!!

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  • B
    Super August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    It was an expensive venue but the amount of ppl was intimate.. I find ways to get what I want at a cheaper rate!
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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney ·
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    We definitely splurged for the venue. Half of our budget is going towards the venue. Because we chose a golf course, a lot is included... so although we splurged, we're finding it well worth it!

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  • Stephanie
    Curious August 2018 Nova Scotia
    Stephanie ·
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    Splurge! We had a vision and knew what we wanted/ where we wanted to get married. This was basically bank brainer for us.
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  • V
    Beginner June 2018 Quebec
    Vanessa ·
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    We splurged here. More than half our budget is the venue. But, if we calculate per person, we're under budget. They say food is the most important, so we decided to splurge on the venue and save elsewhere
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  • Jenn
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jenn ·
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    Medium on this haha. Our venue is the bulk of our budget, but it's a golf course so the cost of the venue includes catering, the bar, all the service providers, and a lot of the rental stuff like chairs and place settings.
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  • Alanah
    Frequent user July 2018 British Columbia
    Alanah ·
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    Save! We're renting a community hall for a weekend
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  • Chloe
    Super May 2018 Ontario
    Chloe ·
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    Save! We're having the ceremony and reception at the summer camp I grew up going to. They have a cute chapel area and the dining hall will look beautiful and rustic when we string up lights! Best of all, it costs almost nothing!
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