I am going to pull off a wedding on a $3500 budget (this doesn't include rings or honeymoon). Is anyone else out there on a small budget?
I think the biggest challege I am going to overcome is the venue location and setup and break down work. I have a caterer friend that is preparing a buffet dinner for $1000 for 125 people. Since I am looking for a venue that will allow me to bring my own food, drink and set up the reception decorations, I am afraid of how I will have enough time.
Ideally I would want to set the room up the night before (Friday) and then only have to deal with the food on Saturday. I think the reception will start at 6 or 7.
Most of the venues I have looked at charge by the hour, so that would mean I would have to be setting up and decorating the reception room an hour before the ceremony. Not cool. I want to be relaxing.
Any other brides out there dealing with DIY logistics and Budget Issues.