Jan 10

Planning a 15k wedding

white flowerThe Word Is… January 2015 edition

Planning a wedding on $15,000 or less sounds like it can be challenging. But it isn’t. Intimate and destination weddings can be achieved at this price point especially if you have 100 or less in attendance. Intimate weddings can be affordable, classy and stylish.

So how do you find an affordable wedding venue? Just pick a unique venue with a package specializing in intimate weddings. Here are a few in the Orlando and Central Florida area. While there are probably more than I have listed, currently these are the short list of recommended venues I have personally visited and the staff and owners are amazing and truly a pleasure to work with. Visit Wedding Venues for more options

Planning a wedding on a smaller budget. No problem! There are lots of venues that have accommodations for weddings that are for smaller more intimate affairs. Many of these venues are just as beautiful as large scale venues and very unique in design. And while some of theses venues can accommodate larger weddings, you may find the intimate package offerings to be just what you are looking for on your wedding day. All inclusive wedding packages make it a lot easier to plan destination weddings. Many times you will only need to bring little more than yourself.

An important thing to know is that you will need to scale down your spending across the board. Definitely make a budget that is properly proportioned to your money and above all stick to your budget. Don’t get sidetracked by lots of little things that can eat a big chunk of your expenses.

Keeping your venue to a place where you can have the ceremony, cocktail party and reception all in one place will definitely help keep costs affordable. There are a few locations that have an all in one type of set up so that most of the planning and things you need for your day are totally handled by them and they have packages for 100 people or less. The Ballrooms and The Gallery are in unassuming locations, but once you enter the venue you are transported to a place of unique design and beauty.

The Ocoee Lakeshore Center and Lake Mary Center are beautiful Venues with multiple spaces for your ceremony and reception. The prices will totally surprise you. Book early before other brides find these hidden gems! You can definitely have a beautiful wedding that won’t break the bank and have top notch vendors for your reception.

Consider these venues for an all in one package and I would be happy to perform your wedding ceremony at any of these locations. I DO Weddings by Sheri www.idowedbysheri.com

The Venetian Ballroom 10685 East Colonial Dr. Orlando, Florida  Phone 407-275-0943 located in East orlando

Ocoee Lakeshore Center and Maguire House 150 N Lakeshore Dr., Ocoee, Fl 34761 Phone 407-877-5803 inside and outside facilities including a separate Victorian style house now available. Below are two of the outside areas. visit their website to see more weddings

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Imperial Design Hall 517 S Lake Destiny Drive Orlando Fl 32810 Phone 407-830-7690 This group not only has their own venue but will go to other sites to provide your package as they did for my Bahamian couple last year at the Maitland Art Museum. visit their website to see more weddings

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The Crystal Ballroom 1271 State Road 436 Suite 127, Casselberry FL 32707 Phone- 407­-681­-2710 visit their website to see more weddings

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Gallery J and J Street Venue  920 Belle Ave, Ste 1300 Winter Springs, Florida  32708 Phone-407-947-5718 inside venue that makes you feel like you are under a Parisian skyline visit their website to see more weddings


The Lake Mary Events Center 260 N Country Club Rd Lake Mary, Florida 32746  407-585-1490 visit their website to see more weddings


Holiday Inn Suites Universal 5905 S Kirkman Road Orlando Fl 32819 407-351-3333 located right across the street from Universal Studios visit their website to see more weddings

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A few tips…

Keep your décor classy, yet minimal. Over compensating with cheap items sometimes looks just that way.

Consider food for a favor instead of trinkets that end up in the trash.

Forgo extra paper like programs, use wedding signs instead.

Make your own wedding ring pillow or order online . Visit here for wedding supplies

Don’t worry about what others may think of your wedding venue. You are the one paying for it.


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By Sheri Thomson I DO Weddings by Sheri PO BOX 780395 Orlando Florida 32878