So we are on a shoe string budget - about $2000! (Well, we will have probably $3,000 - but the photos are most important to me, so that is most of our budget) I know it can be done - my sister did hers for under $500 (but hers was a very different feel than mine, and I think she really could have cared less about it - lol, I've been planning mine my whole life!)
So, I really need some ideas of very inexpensive places to have the ceremony and reception. We would like to use the little white chapel by Bronco Stadium here in Boise, that's only $50 an hour! But, they won't let you use the grounds for any sort of reception. I would prefer to have both in the same place.
The Boise Depot (my dream venue) has a special where you get 5 hours for $500, but there is deposits and all these extras. I think you have to have it catered (we were just going to have hors'devours (yep - I think I butchered the spelling on that one) ) that we make ourselves. Also, they don't allow pets (our dogs are like our kids. We weren't going to have them in the ceremony, but would like them in some of the pictures.
Sunday isn't an option because a lot of our guests are Mormon, and I don't want to inconvience them by making them come to our wedding on a Sunday.
I really want an afternoon wedding, so Friday or during the week would also be an inconvience to people.
I would love to use a backyard, but our neighbors are jerks, my parents have a lot of trees, and chain link fences, so no privacy, and my fiance's parents have a pretty small backyard. (And it's either going to be in March or April)
Does anyone know of any secret places in the Treasure Valley that are nice and very inexpensive?
(Thanks for reading this long, venting post!)