I am new to the boards. Although, I must admit I have been scouring them for information for a while.
My husband (we did a little courthouse thing before I left) and I are from NC, so when my job transferred me here for a few months, we were ecstatic! Before I left, I told him that I would take care of everything here and all he would have to do is show up. Too bad it isn't as easy as I anticipated...
I am having two major issues right now. The first is that I cannot set a date yet because he is in Afghanistan. I am thinking that it will be in early October, but who knows? I won't be able to set an official one for about a month.
The second is the budget! I thought that $3,500 would be more than enough for a small (4-10) ceremony and reception. However, the more I look into things, the prices are outrageous. Am I missing something? I would love to stay at the same place for the reception rather than having to move around and risk our parents getting lost in the city (lol), but it looks like a minimum is $2,000 for no more than the location and a minister which leaves little room for the dress, hair and makeup, food , etc.
Does anyone have any tips on a location, good catering, hair and makeup, etc?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!