Hi everyone. We have a ways to go before our wedding, but we were considering having a wedding in Sedona. We wanted to have our wedding June 7, 2014 since this will also be our anniversary since we started dating. We may be willing to change the time of year, if it's going to be too pricey to get married at this time, but I was also hoping for an outdoor reception. We will be paying for everything on our own, so I'm wondering, is it possible to have a Sedona wedding on a budget? We were hoping to stay around $8k if possible.
We know a photographer in Tucson that we really want to use, so that is going to be pricey (maybe around $3k or so), but he is an old friend of mine and we love his work. We both have large families (maybe around 150-200 people), but assume that the guest list may be cut down since most would be traveling from Tucson. We don't have many specific demands yet except the type of music.
Any advice or are we in over our heads? If it ends up being out of our range, we may have to get married in Tucson instead. However, we both love the idea of getting married somewhere else and Sedona sounds like a beautiful place to have it at. Any input is greatly appreciated!! Thank you