Hi fellow brides!
My fiance and I are hoping to have our wedding next year in Denver, where we met. Most of his family lives there and they would probably not be able to attend if the wedding was anywhere else. My family will travel anywhere for my wedding. We live in Las Vegas now (where no members of either of our familes live...) and will be planning the wedding long-distance.
My question to everyone out there is: is it possible to have a wedding on a budget in Denver? I'm talking $5-6K type budget. And that includes travel for ourselves and accommodations while we are in Denver. This $5-6 would also include: venue for reception, venue for ceremony, all food and beverage, cake, decorations, favors, invitations, dress, and tux rentals. The ring is already purchased and would not be included in the budget.
We don't plan on having too large a wedding, I estimate 100 maximum, but its still early in our planning. We are not very elaborate people, but as we are both in the food and beverage industry we would not want to skimp in that area.
Our biggest decision in whether we can afford to have a "destination" wedding in Denver or save some money in the travel department and have our wedding in Las Vegas, knowing my fiance's family will not likely be able to come. I'm trying to play the devil's advocate because I want his family to be there, but he is very concerned about the finances.
Any help or advice you beautiful brides could offer is much appreciated. Thanks and happy planning to all!
-Caitlin in Las Vegas