Hi. I just want to ask to those who had their wedding this year, how much was your estimated costs? Also, can you share who your suppliers are? I'm having a hard time choosing a venue here in Calgary where it includes almost everything. Still debating whether to have it in Calgary/Banff/Canmore. 😭
If you decide to decorate your self take a look on FB marketplace- many brides are selling items they used for their weddings. So far I have gotten 20 lanterns with lights, flowers and wood planks, a 3 tier cake stand, wood card box, and an arbour with flowers, for $300.
Check out wildrose brewery for a venue. They are very cost effective and cover food and drinks there (since its a brewery you get access to all their craft beer too which is nice)
I think all in we are going to stay within a 10k budget with about 50 guests.
we lucked out getting a new photographer so our costs were low there, venue covered alot of stuff (like table, chairs, wait staff, ect), I think besides the cost of food, decor is our next biggest expense, but was something I was willing to spend as I didn't have hands for DIYing all decor. We opted out of DJ and DIY music, and since Im a crafter, I saved alot of money doing some stuff myself.
My Venue is under 10k, but for under 50 people. I'm in Ottawa and found a venue who does it all for me. My photographer is new to the wedding world and is looking to expand his portfolio and he is charging us $1500. My friend is making my cake so she won't be charging us much, I found a lady on market place who does silk flowers and is charging me $350 for my bouquet and my 3 bridesmaids. Decorations I don't have a lot since the venue is providing it but i've spend maybe $150 on extras.
How many people are you looking to host under $10K? Depending on what you're looking for, it's tight but certainly doable.
Also bridal boutique Calgary for wedding dresses ! Is ammmmaaazing ! The girls are so wonderful and attentive and stay within your budget!!! They do not steer you into something more expensive
Our budget was 25, we ended up spending 35. Cochrane ranchehouse was the only venue I could find within my budget that still had the look I wanted! Banff and Canmore are very expensive. I looked there and once you add on the alcohol and meal it’s just so out of budget for us. All venues in national parks have everything included. So you can’t get a different caterer within your budget and you can’t purchase your own alcohol you have to go through the venue. Calgary has some great vendors! For my florist I used lil pink daisy - her name is Joanna and she is wonderful!! I got allll the flowers I wanted within my budget, and she helped me stay within my budget. She’s very up front with her prices and doesn’t try to scam you! Our caterer is visionary caterering in Calgary, the food is amazing but it is a little more pricey Makeup and hair Cochrane- beauty mark makeovers Dj Cochrane- safezone entertainment Photographer https://instagram.com/teresarenee_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Decor rental- the maby studio. Ruby is amazing again she’s upfront with her prices and doesn’t try to scam you into buying more. When you do book your venue , you can ask them for a vendor list, sometimes it’s better to work with vendors who know and have been to the venue! And your venue will only suggest great vendors!!
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You can definitely find vendors that can totally be in your price range. What I did was Google searched everything possible and not what was just on weddingwire. You do find a lot more different vendors. It may take some time to find the right one within your budget but it is worth it.
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Hi Liberty. That's amazing that you stayed under 10k since that's my goal too. I find it hard actually. Would you mind sharing to me your suppliers? and estimated breakdown? Thank you for replying. I really appreciate it
We payed around $26,000 for everything. But we did get married at a winery. The food was provided by them as well as all of the alcohol. We also had the same pricing for our venue and vendors as we signed in 2019. So it might be a bit higher for pricing this year
I live a few hours from Calgary and we spent around $8500. Our goal was to stay under 10k. We rented a community hall that included chairs/tables. We used a local restaurant for catering. Did all the decorating ourselves.