Thursday, June 19, 2008
I just ran across a site that will allow you to send a postcard you design for free (with a small advertisement). I wonder how many you can send. I've just tested the site twice. I sent my daddy a postcard picture of my daughter and a silly message. I also sent my fiancee a postcard picture of one of our engagement pictures. I'll post how they look when I get them. I may have just solved one of my wedding expenses for FREE! I'll post the website after I receive my test postcards.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Cake cost in this area around $2.00 to $10.00 a slice (CRAZY, BUT TRUE). So, for 100 guest that is about 200 dollars. That would represent 4% of the budget. That usually takes into account the bride and groom saving the top portion until their first anniversary. We will not be participating in this tradition. For a bunch of reasons that I'll list...
- I do not eat leftovers
- Our freezer is too full
- I'm not very familiar with the freezing process
- Year old frozen cake...YUK!
My next idea is cupcakes the are simple and elegant and cheap. And no frozen top...
I went to talk to the lady at Wedding in a Box yesterday. It was a very interesting meeting. If you are in the process of getting married a thinking of planning on your own wedding but are stressed this is the complete package (minus the tux, dress, cake, videographer,and florist). She has basically developed a relationship with vendors who offer her a lower rate for repeat business. So she in turn is able to offer brides a wedding in a box for a surprisingly lower cost. I still do not believe it is lower than DIY. My challenge between now and April 18, 2008 is to see if that is true. She is a good sounding board and she offers consultant only services at $35.00 per hour.
So what does she offer.... for 100 guest for a total of $4999 plus tax.
- Invitations and RSVPs Stamped, addressed and mailed
- Catering Fruit and Veggie display, 6 other hors d' oeuvers, mock champange punch in fountain
- Reception Venue
- Decorations for wedding site and reception venue
- Coordination and direction of wedding
- Staffing for behind the scenes