For those on a budget, how much did your New England wedding cost?
I'm in CT and naively thought I could do my entire wedding (food, dress, booze, venue, everything) for $5,000. I was wrong.
I've calculated my total cost to be around $11,000. We found a local venue that provides tables, chairs, dinnerware, bathrooms and access to a catering kitchen for $2,500.
A caterer quoted us $60 a person (incl. tax!) and this includes 6-8 servers and a bartender. We just need to buy beer/wine and cupcakes.
We do need to rent or buy used table linens and I am going to see if I can possibly find a dress either used or as a sample. I have a hookup to buy flowers at cost and we won't need many.
Our guest list is only 80 people and while we really wanted to do this in a backyard under a tent, you just can't predict the weather so indoors it is. At least now we don't need to worry about renting a tent, bathrooms tables and so on.
Any suggestions or words of wisdom? Any way to further trim the expected cost?