Thursday, July 12, 2007

#95: restaurants.

i spent a good part of yesterday looking up restaurants and checking banquet prices. i thought this would be a good idea because i know hotel receptions can run up to $150 a head. and we're talking marriott, not ritz. yuck.

so, i figured restaurants that hold wedding receptions would be safer. and actually, they were, with prices ranging from $40-$75 a head. but that doesn't include tax and service charges. and site fees. and drinks.

man.

i even looked at brunch, lunch, and buffet options. i'm not down and out yet...just wondering how to make it easy on the wallet without looking 'cheesy' or 'cheap'.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am having the exact same conundrum! I've done quite a bit of research pricing out various options at hotels, restaurants, museums in the LA area so if you'd like to swap info and share our resources to come up with a solution (or at least save time trapsing all over town getting pricing info), let me know. - Christine. trjnlaw@hotmail.com

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Anonymous said...

I love that there is someone else out who is researching LA weddings for a future engagement (I am not yet engaged... and I hate registering for websites as if I was! I just want prices, darnit!).

I love your collection of ideas. If you can find a pretty reception/ceremony site to fit your budget, I'd love to see it!! I'll keep tuning in to see. ;)

Keep up the good work!