I’m newly engaged, and in the very early phases of wedding planning. The more research I do, the more overwhelmed and shocked I am at how much things cost, and could really use whatever advice/suggestions you may have!
We have to have a big wedding (around 250-275 guests), because we both come from very large families. We’d like to have it within 90 minutes of New York City (we live here, and my family is from eastern PA), and cap our budget at about $30k. I’ve contacted dozens and dozens large venues in NYC, Hudson Valley, NJ, and eastern PA, and most quotes are coming back at over $100 a head. With such a large guest list, that takes up nearly our entire budget.
Does anyone have any reception venue suggestions that our more reasonable?
Thanks so much!