Starts at $1990 for this videographer and goes up from there, though I’ve found videographers I don’t like as much that will record just the ceremony starting at $550. I REALLY want someone to film the ceremony, and well, not just with a decent camera on a tripod. Oh well, its SO not in the budget. That’s basically canapes (yes, since we’re not serving cocktails I’m not calling it the cocktail hour anymore). Do I feed our guests, or film them?
Starts at $150 for 2 hours. I’ve held of on addressing invitations to friends with young children because we haven’t decided yet if it’s worth it. There are going to be 5-8 children, ages 2-8, that might utilize babysitting. My mom is worried that without a sitter, many of them will be missing their nap times and might have meltdowns. Otherwise, I was going to give them each a coloring/activity book, non-toxic washable crayons, and a small toy.
We need to go in and talk to the manager and price this out. Its something that I’ve been hoping that we can do, since we’re having a luncheon wedding and want to have time to hang out with our friends. I figure we can cover the first round of beer and some ballpark pretzels or spinach and artichoke dip. The budget for this is $400, or roughly the cost of the hot cider we plan to serve with the canapes…..