Hello everyone! This is my first post to the knot - after weeks of stressing over budgeting because there are just certain things I am clueless on cost, it dawned on me that this is the perfect place to find the answers! Most of the "big" stuff I have an idea because vendors post their prices online, but some things I just have no idea!!
Flowers - What is a ballpark estimate for flowers? Strictly bridal party/parent/grandparent flowers. We have 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 3 flower girls, 1 ring bearer, our parents, and then 4 grandmothers and 1 grandfather. Is $1500 reasonable for all of that or am I way over/under estimating? I'm planning to just do whatever is in season and nothing super extravagant. At this time I'm not looking at any flowers for decorations because I know that adds up fast!
Cake - personally I don't even want cake because I always see it get wasted at weddings (people including myself are usually up dancing by the time it gets served), but we would look at doing 1-2 tiers and then sheet cake (~250 guests). Has anyone had something like that that can give me an idea of what it might cost me?
Guest Shuttles - Our reception is Latrobe and the venue already gave us a recommendation (and told us the hotel shuttles will run until 11) but I was also wondering if anyone has rented a shuttle or school bus before and what that cost? I don't want to rely on the hotel shuttles for that many people, and I figure if we only rent it for like an hour or two, it can't cost THAT much right? haha
Finally, if anyone has any vendor recommendations in the greensburg/latrobe area for anything at all, I'd be interested to hear them!
The only things we have booked so far are the church and the reception venue, our wedding isn't until October 2016