This is basically an "am I being reasonable or should I just stfu" question. My sister and I are both getting married within the next 24 months (she wanted a long engagement to plan an elaborate wedding; I'm having a long engagement because she doesn't want me to get married before her) and already we are running into problems re: expectations for travel, spending, and scheduling. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I just got engaged after being together for four years. Hooray! We're thinking about getting married in June 2017, and we want to do it in or near Toronto, Ontario, with about 95 friends and family members. I've scoured the Internet for venues, asked friends for recommendations, and we've found some decent options but since this is going to cost us a lot of money (though both sets of parents will help out), I want to consider all possible options. We want to find a place where we can do both ceremony and reception (with dinner and dancing), and where the cost of the venue, including food and alcohol (open bar), comes to $13,000 or less. [more inside]
How can you find out whether you can afford a vendor, without sitting down for an appointment and telling them your life story and/or feeling guilted into some kind of commitment? Very few vendors, so far, are forthcoming with price lists, and I don't know how to proceed. [more inside]
I have never been to Las Vegas but will be going for the first time this summer as a bridesmaid for my friend's bachelorette party. I am not a Vegas person: I don't drink or club, I don't like being around lots of people all the time, my budget is extremely tight, and crashing at the yucky hotel we're staying at sets off all my buttons in every way. Am I going to be able to realistically make this happen, or do I need to figure out a way to bail now? [more inside]
Recommend awesome venues for a wedding in Portland, OR. Money is an issue, but I'm clueless! [more inside]
Help two budget wedding dorks make the most of appointments, touring venues, etc. What questions do we need to ask in person? How do we get it all done in a weekend? Can we get discounts on entry fees for looking at all these places? [more inside]
Did you buy a wedding dress online? Do you have any shop recommendations or advice to make this as painless as possible for me? [more inside]
Should we use a professional photographer for our wedding? Is it worth it, and why? If so, how could we cut costs? [more inside]
Wedding filter: Help me help a friend find a wedding dress on a budget in Los Angeles. [more inside]
Is it possible for my boyfriend to go to his best friend's wedding? [more inside]
Looking for budget honeymoon ideas. [more inside]
Let's assume you are a 50-ish Lady who's wardrobe has diminished lately. What you you wear to a nice summer outdoor wedding when you don't own a lot of formal stuff and want to sharpen up your wardrobe from office-drab anyway? Where can you find these things? What places should you look? Whom should you listen to for advice? In short, what do stylish Over-50 Ladies wear to their various traditional and non family events on a budget? Ideally in New York?
Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too? [more inside]
Are there any Chicago-area wedding/reception venues that don’t require you to use their caterer? [more inside]
Help us find the right place for small wedding ceremony / reception in Southern California [more inside]
Any help here would be appreciated, as I am at a total loss: A good friend is getting married this month. I am not attending the ceremony, as it is family only, but I would like to send a small congratulatory gift. However, I'm pretty broke. I don't want to go the giftcard route; that's unoriginal. Any of you married MeFites, is there some small, inexpensive gadget/tchotchke you wish you'd been given as a newlywed that you would have appreciated more than a blender or electric can opener?