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Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:28 pm

I need some solace. So I'm making a thread.

We're starting to plan our wedding. Its a year and a half away. We're already running into trouble finding photographers. WTF
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Kraftster on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:32 pm

Find a place where you can supply your own alcohol.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby steve784 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Haha cool dude, same here! Looking at around April/May 2013.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Kraftster wrote:Find a place where you can supply your own alcohol.


This, we saved a fortune just buying it a year in advance and holding it.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:41 pm

where is everyone getting hitched? fiancee and i are looking for probably late 2014/early 2015 date so hopefully we will have our choice of venues
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby viva la ben on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:42 pm

I reccomend renting glassware for the reception. Unless you're going for the red solo cup atmosphere.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby itissteeltime on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:43 pm

viva la ben wrote:I reccomend renting glassware for the reception. Unless you're going for the red solo cup atmosphere.


Lets have a party!!!!!!
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Kraftster wrote:Find a place where you can supply your own alcohol.


:thumb: Did this and saved a ton of money.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:45 pm

mac5155 wrote:I need some solace. So I'm making a thread.

We're starting to plan our wedding. Its a year and a half away. We're already running into trouble finding photographers. WTF


You'll realize that a lot of people book stuff well in advance. You'll start off early, get a bunch done. Do nothing for a while, and then hit a rush at the last minute.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby viva la ben on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:47 pm

We had our wedding reception at the Fez in beaver county. It was nice.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby steve784 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:50 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:where is everyone getting hitched? fiancee and i are looking for probably late 2014/early 2015 date so hopefully we will have our choice of venues


Unfortunately in the Philthadelphia area. Didn't have much of a say in that one. :(
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:51 pm

We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby steve784 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:58 pm

mac5155 wrote:We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

Image


It literally disgusts me to see how much cheaper weddings are around here. The two places we're down to right now (which were the cheapest we found in the area) are around $85/person. Granted, this includes everything except for photographer and DJ.

Edit: And the barn is great, I went to a wedding there once.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby beerman on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:59 pm

Wedding is this September, I cannot wait until the planning is done.

We started just over 2 years in advance and still had to switch weekends because the church and reception facility (local golf course) weren't available the same day. Still haven't been able to find a videographer, I'm not sweating it but the fiancée is. Other than that it's just all the little minor stuff left.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Kraftster on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:02 pm

mac5155 wrote:We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

Image


I think I am going to a wedding there this March.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:03 pm

WHAT IS THIS, A GIRLIE FORUM FOR GIRLS
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:05 pm

Kraftster wrote:
mac5155 wrote:We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

Image


I think I am going to a wedding there this March.


You will have to let me know how it goes. Apparently our caterer is the exclusive operator of the place. He's really awesome. Actually is a retired mayor of Scottdale so as a retired mayor he can legally marry us too (but I think we will go somewhere else for that).

He said they are doing a ton of renovations on the building this winter and should be done by 2012 wedding season. I can't wait to see what they've done.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:06 pm

steve784 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

Image


It literally disgusts me to see how much cheaper weddings are around here. The two places we're down to right now (which were the cheapest we found in the area) are around $85/person. Granted, this includes everything except for photographer and DJ.

Edit: And the barn is great, I went to a wedding there once.


The caterer currently has me quoted at $11,000ish for food and venue for 220 people.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Juice on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:09 pm

just have good food, good booze, and a good dj... the people will make the rest memorable
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby steve784 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:11 pm

mac5155 wrote:
steve784 wrote:
mac5155 wrote:We have a venue and a caterer. Caterer is my old neighbor and former employer so I understand how he works.

Getting our own alcohol fa sho. Here's the venue.

http://www.barnatligoniervalley.com/

Image


It literally disgusts me to see how much cheaper weddings are around here. The two places we're down to right now (which were the cheapest we found in the area) are around $85/person. Granted, this includes everything except for photographer and DJ.

Edit: And the barn is great, I went to a wedding there once.


The caterer currently has me quoted at $11,000ish for food and venue for 220 people.


Yeah I guess maybe not as huge of a price difference as I thought. Right now we're looking at about $14,000 - $15,000 for 175 for food, booze, venue, non-personal flowers (so we just need the bouquets and whatnot) and the ceremony on-site.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:13 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:WHAT IS THIS, A GIRLIE FORUM FOR GIRLS


No this is for non single dudes :pop:
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby JS© on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:17 pm

Here are my wedding plans:
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby Pitt87 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:42 pm

No middle ground on Photog's. Its either someone that can't charge much that will send you a DVD with a million shots with no filter for $1k or a professional with a crew, designers, and a site where you and your parents can purchase the pictures (because they own the copyright for 18 months) for $10k.

Keep asking for referrals. You pay for what you get, but you will find someone that needs the work.
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:46 pm

Pitt87 wrote:No middle ground on Photog's. Its either someone that can't charge much that will send you a DVD with a million shots with no filter for $1k or a professional with a crew, designers, and a site where you and your parents can purchase the pictures (because they own the copyright for 18 months) for $10k.

Keep asking for referrals. You pay for what you get, but you will find someone that needs the work.


That is what I am finding. and it's frustrating. One person we asked said "so and so was great" and another person said that same person "was worse than my high school yearbook editor"
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Re: Wedding Planning Thread

Postby tperko on Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:42 pm

mac5155

i recommend Studio Bash

www.studiobash.com

http://www.studiobash.com/blog/2010/01/ ... s-wedding/

i also recommend Jeff Jimerson & Airborne if you go the route of a band, they offer a 5 piece arrangement or an 8 piece arrangement, they made my entire wedding f'n awesome
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