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Planning and Atlanta wedding. Well...trying to

Another wedding question... So, newly engaged, which is awesome, but now that we've started trying to plan it, I feel so incredibly overwhelmed...and not in a good way. The first thing we need to do is figure out where. We have a budget of $5000 max, and every place I have researched or contacted has been at minimum $2000-$3000, and 90% of these would force us to use their own caterers and vendors. We are ready to try something nonstandard, but I have never even been to a wedding before, so...we am having problems coming up with ideas for a small wedding and reception of like 50 people max. [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Apr 23, 2014 - 36 answers

Timing is Everything

Afternoon WeddingFilter: We're trying to work out the timing for an afternoon wedding with a reception meal, and would love your advice and experience. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jan 24, 2014 - 21 answers

Having a bride and groom with parents wedding onlyy

Hi, Guys Me and my boyfriend recently decided to get married and go from boyfriend status to a married status after a short engagement f 1 month. We know we love each other and that it is working. [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak on Jan 15, 2014 - 26 answers

Legal language needed for wedding contract

How should I word a clause in a contract which states that we will receive a refund on our deposit for a wedding reception venue if that business is sold or goes out of business? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Dec 17, 2013 - 6 answers

Fun games for a wedding?

What are some fun games or activities that can take place at a wedding and at the reception? I'm hoping to hear about things that you've experienced at a wedding that worked really well, made people laugh or contributed to the meaning of the wedding. Thank you.
posted by surenoproblem on Nov 18, 2013 - 12 answers

What do you mean there's no dinner?!

We're in the process of planning out a wedding, and we've decided to go with a full-on cocktail party instead of a sit-down dinner. The caterer we spoke to was very hesitant about this idea. Help us not fuck this up. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Oct 2, 2013 - 124 answers

There has to be more to know besides cost and maximum occupancy...

What are the best questions to ask when checking out a potential wedding reception venue? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Sep 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Groom-to-be seeking advice for our "first dance" at the reception

I am a groom-to-be seeking advice on how two confirmed non-dancers can handle the "first dance" at our wedding reception. Difficulty: something we can figure out in less than 2 weeks. [more inside]
posted by Joey Buttafoucault on Apr 29, 2013 - 19 answers

We had __________ instead of dancing at our reception. It was awesome!

How do you entertain guests at a wedding reception if you don't have dancing? Is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Apr 9, 2013 - 54 answers

how to get 100 people suitably drunk

I'm getting in married in December. Our venue has a fancy old-fashioned bar, but we have no bartender. Help me plan an awesome DIY bar! [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Nov 5, 2012 - 27 answers

I guess we can't get married in a cardboard box.

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]
posted by nakedmolerats on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Do I have to go shopping before this wedding?

Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
posted by amarynth on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What should we serve for a delicious wedding brunch buffet?

Have you been to a wedding that served a brunch buffet? What did you eat that you loved? [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Aug 26, 2012 - 22 answers

Music for baby boomers to get down to

Need suggestions for funky tunes for baby boomers to get down to. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Aug 9, 2012 - 19 answers

Creative ways of including family and friends in a wedding

What are some creative ways of including or honoring special family and friends in a wedding, beyond the typical bridal party? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Jun 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Where should I have my SF wedding dinner?

In search of a moderately priced restaurant for a smallish (~40 guests) wedding dinner in San Francisco in late August. [more inside]
posted by makonan on May 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Wedding reception venue in or near Stamford, CT

We're looking for a low-key wedding reception venue in or near Stamford, CT. It should hold 30-45 people. And, uh, we're getting married this July. [more inside]
posted by 2or3things on Apr 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me navigate the untraditional wedding waters

Yay, we got married, it was awesome, perfect for us, we invited NO ONE! However, it is a first marriage for both us, who are each in our early thirties and I'm having a hard time reconciling competing ideas from friends, family, and even my silly head. Can you help me figure out to include our loved ones in the celebration in a way that is fun for everyone and stressful for no one? (This gets a little long and rambling) [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Apr 3, 2012 - 26 answers

There's got to be fun to had before 5PM

How can I make my afternoon wedding reception not lame? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Mar 7, 2012 - 32 answers

Wedding Venue

Looking for ideas on venues for a small wedding. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

What are some elegant guest entrance songs?

I am looking for a classical or instrumental song for our DJ to play while our wedding guests are being seated at our reception. What are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ieatwords on May 23, 2011 - 16 answers

Finding a cheap/creative wedding venue that can trick people into thinking it's a formal/traditional location.

How to search for a wedding and reception venue in LA. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Entertainment at wedding reception

Any exclusive ideas for entertainment at wedding reception [more inside]
posted by page123 on Feb 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can we have a Euro-reception in Southern California?

Can anyone recommend reception venues with European or other cultural touches in Los Angeles or Orange County? [more inside]
posted by ieatwords on Jan 19, 2011 - 1 answer

Wedding reception in Bloomington, Indiana

My fiancee and I are looking for wedding reception halls in Bloomington, Indiana. We've looked at Indiana University's Memorial Union but we're having some difficulty finding other venues. If anyone is familiar with this area or has gotten married here, can you suggest some other places to look at? Thanks!
posted by Aanidaani on Sep 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a nice location in Melbourne, Australia, for a wedding reception.

I'm getting married in January, and I'm looking for a low key place to hold the reception, in Melbourne.au [more inside]
posted by tomble on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Cheap Wedding in New England?

Cheap weddings in New England? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Aug 4, 2010 - 13 answers

We'll kiss, but only if you work for it.

I can't believe I'm actually using a question for this, but wevs. My SO and & are getting married on Saturday. We completely and totally do *not* want glass-clinking at our reception. Seriously. [more inside]
posted by spinturtle on Oct 12, 2009 - 36 answers

get my matrimony on, under the stars but OUTTA THE RAIN.

What can I expect to pay for a tent, dance floor! and tables/chairs for an outdoor wedding on Long Island? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Oct 6, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I politely decline a wedding invitation

Please help me decline a wedding reception invitation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Creative people - teach me how to make my wedding magical.

Design our "First Summer's Night Eve" wedding, creative people! [more inside]
posted by semacd on Aug 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Ideas for "non-lame" activities for a wedding reception?

Me and the fiancée are getting married on August 1st. The plans for the ceremony are set in stone at this point, but we're still partially in the planning stages for the reception. From the beginning, we've worked hard to avoid the usual wedding clichés. Right now, though, we've got a bit of a planner's block going on. That's why we turn to you for ideas and insights. [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Jul 6, 2009 - 21 answers

Suit Overkill

Can I wear a tuxedo shirt with a normal suit jacket? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Jun 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me find my wedding site!

Wedding venue in the greater Boston area, near some sort of H2O. [more inside]
posted by semacd on May 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Where should I get married?

I'd like to find some non-church wedding ceremony & reception sites that aren't very expensive and aren't too far from my area in NY. Bonus points for "unusual" sites. [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Creative wedding table centerpiece ideas that don't involve flowers or candles?

Creative wedding table centerpiece ideas that don't involve flowers or candles? [more inside]
posted by supercrayon on Oct 13, 2008 - 39 answers

Recommended Caterers for a Chicago Wedding?

I'm getting married next Fall (hooray!) in Chicago, and we're currently close to finalizing plans to have the reception at Maxim's. As we begin the process of looking for caterers, I'm interested in hearing about any Chicago-based caterers that MeFites have used, and any they would recommend. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Sep 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Weddings for Dummies

[WeddingFilter] I need recommendations for a really, really basic book or Web site that explains how to plan your own wedding. Bonus points if it holds your hand and tells you "there, there, it will all be alright." [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 25, 2008 - 27 answers

looking for texas wedding venue

I live in Austin Texas and just got engaged. I am trying to find a venue that offers an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor or covered reception area. My budget is no more than 2,000 dollars. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Seattle jazz group recommendations: Sax in the Rain?

Seattle area jazz/swing bands (for a wedding reception)? Google offers a big-ass list. But you have thoughtful, intelligent recommendations. Please to hope me?
posted by fatllama on Jan 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Help us Find a simple Wedding Ceremony and Reception Location in Southern California!

Help us find the right place for small wedding ceremony / reception in Southern California [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jan 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Where should we have our reception?

Help us find a place for our wedding reception! [more inside]
posted by explosion on Jan 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Why cut the rug?

Why do people want to dance at a wedding reception? [more inside]
posted by slowfasthazel on Nov 6, 2007 - 43 answers

How do we avoid kissing at our wedding reception?

How do my wife and I avoid kissing at our wedding reception? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Oct 3, 2007 - 70 answers

Sappy sentiments welcome

Looking for suggestions for a message to put on party favor sand bottles. [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Jul 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Help us with dance music for a wedding!

Dance music for a wedding! Please help. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jul 22, 2007 - 13 answers

How should I get 170 people good and drunk?

I'm doing a (semi) limited bar at my wedding reception on a (semi) limited budget. What is the best hard liquor to serve? How much should I buy? We would also love to hear suggestions for wine and champagne that offer the most for our dollar. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jun 27, 2007 - 25 answers

Where to get married in NYC for under $15K?

Where in Manhattan or Brooklyn can we have a wedding reception for under $15K? [more inside]
posted by Silverlantern on May 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Know of any cool places to get married and have a reception in West-Central Wisconsin?

I'm getting married. We're looking for a cool place to have the ceremony and reception. We're looking for places that aren't fire stations, town halls, or church basements. Unless they're *really cool* fire stations. I'd also like to not be at a wedding factory, where they pump out weddings multiple times a day. [more inside]
posted by adamwolf on Apr 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Unique reception venue in Sioux Falls?

Please help us find a unique but elegant wedding reception venue in Sioux Falls, SD! [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jan 30, 2007 - 6 answers

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