Michelle
Curious June 2022 Ontario

Is it possible to have a cheap-ish wedding in Toronto

Michelle, on February 11, 2020 at 21:07 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 36
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Cause I just got a quote for a wedding that's going to cost 30,000.00$ like... what!?!? lol. I am the saver in the relationship and I am all about a good deal and i get it sometimes it's not about a deal it the best experience and all that jazz but seriously????

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  • Jessica
    Beginner September 2021 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    A friend of mine did it under 4000. Call around to different restaurants. They had theirs at a restaurant. Everyone bought their own food. She bought 2 drinks pp. Under 50 people tho8gh. So it also depends how many you plan on having
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  • Michelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Michelle ·
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    I honestly wanted to do small n intimte but thats nvr going to happen lol my fiance wants big wedding i think im just being frugal

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  • Michelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Michelle ·
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    Nope thats food and bar x_x i dont even have space for other things


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  • K
    Beginner May 2021 Ontario
    Kimberly ·
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    We are having our wedding of 30 at Old Mill Toronto next year. It's going to cost us around 8k for the venue/food/the booze we choose to put on tables/ceremony/reception. The rest are vendors I'm scoping out myself. Right now my ballpark estimate for my wedding is around 12 or 13k. A small, intimate, and inexpensive wedding is possible! Even cheaper if you go to city hall lol
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  • Shannon
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    Our wedding is in Quebec about 100 ppl and I am managing to keep cost just under 20,000
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  • WaHe
    Beginner December 2020 Ontario
    WaHe ·
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    $30K is actually a very reasonable amount for 150 people if you're planning a traditional wedding. Again, assuming this is all in and not just food and bar. If I were you, aim for $100 per head for food and drink. That's $15K. This amount can get you a very nice buffet + a few drinks ar most restaurants. And depending on what you prioritize, you can get a dress, photographer, and DJ all together for less than $5000 total. That alone knocks $10K off your initial number. It all depends on what you want and what you must have.


    When are you getting married? If it's in high season, traditional wedding venues have high spending minimums. But if you take it to a non-traditional wedding venue you can get away with spending much less.





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  • Michelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Michelle ·
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    Exactly n we can put into other things like our photographer..hair make up etc. I want to have a nice wedding I just don't want to go broke we have two kids together
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  • Jessica
    Newbie July 2020 Ontario
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    It's a good idea, I'm sure you could get chair and table rentals at a reasonable price too. Theres so many vendors out there, you just gotta price around. Just make sure you let them know upfront how much your budget is. These kind of venues will keep you way under that $30,000 ! Banquet halls are overrated. I'm a bargainer myself too, it's a little more work but it's worth it to save where you can!
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    This is for 150ppl
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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    He says 150 I don't know if I believe that lol he has a big family
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  • Michelle
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Michelle ·
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    Girlll I'm thinking of doing that I just checked out the new Audley recreational center N I think we will have it there it's so nice.but I need to rent chairs and stuff
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  • Jessica
    Newbie July 2020 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    Depending on what type of venue you are looking for, consider community halls. I am having my wedding at the chestnut hill recreation complex in pickering, it holds upto 500 guests if you book both halls. They allow you to bring your own food, so you can use any caterer of your choice.

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  • L
    Curious June 2020 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    We’re doing ours in Toronto for about $5K. Mind you, the venue is free because it is a friend’s office space and this is just the reception. My partner is from Peru so we’re having a very very small bilingual ceremony and one reception in Canada, one in Peru so we don’t need to ask one set of guests to fly up or down or learn a new language.


    We have about 90 guests. Renting tables and such from Aligator party rental. Food from Arz Fine Foods buffet style. Almost no decorations. No DJ or band, ‘open’ bar with limited drink options (because it’s a private venue we can bring our own alcohol and just pay someone with Smart Serve as the bartender). No big cake, just some desserts.
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  • WaHe
    Beginner December 2020 Ontario
    WaHe ·
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    How many people are you getting quoted $30K for? Is this all in or just the food?


    You can technically have a wedding for 100 people for $1000 in downtown Toronto if you really wanted to but obviously it won't have all the frills of what you typically see associated with a wedding.

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  • Amanda
    Frequent user September 2020 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Depends all on your location and the time of year and day. A lot of places offer a lower rate it is not typical wedding season like winter or early spring. Also if you host on Friday or Sunday vs. Saturday.

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  • Liga
    Frequent user June 2020 Quebec
    Liga ·
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    And yes..escape wedding organizers...do it yourself and only have day of coordinator.

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