Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jennifer & Lance's Budget Conscious Wedding (Part 1)

"When we started talking about our wedding, we kicked around a lot of ideas. We discussed wedding size, location, colors, etc. First and foremost were the finances. We wanted to find a venue that would allow us to have a ceremony onsite along with taking care of the setting up. We were also looking for something cost effective because we were going to pay for the wedding ourselves. I did a lot of research online and found a few venues that seemed reasonable. We also just walked into several places and started asking questions about their wedding packages. When we walked into the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, we both knew that we'd found THE place. Since it is a public facility, anyone can drive onto the grounds so we did. We found our wedding location immediately and sealed it with a kiss under the trees.

We went into the Inn and asked to talk to someone about their wedding packages. We met with the first Catering Sales Manager and worked well with her. She told us about the standard packages and showed us several rooms. She asked us for the size of the wedding and showed us the Delaware Room when we said we were having a smaller wedding. As the conversation developed, we worked out a brunch reception with a 12:30 ceremony time. We also discussed alternates to the traditional champagne toast and came up with mimosas. It fit the brunch theme. The cake came along with the package and she gave us the name of the place that did their cakes: Brodheadville Shop Rite. We selected the date at that time too. Best of all, she gave us the standard brunch price per person if we could guarantee 35 people so we paid approximately 21.95/person."

Visit back for PART 2 of Jennifer and Lance's Budget Conscious Wedding


Jen said...

Thank you for featuring me!

Belle of the Ball said...

Summer at Tiffany is an amazingly quick read! It's delightful and light..perfect for summer or the laundrymat,haha!


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