One burger to a customer, pal!

April 14, 2008

burgers-120.jpgHey blog guy, I’m planning my wedding for June, and I’m on a tight budget. I know you’ve been a professional event planner. Can you give me some money-saving some tips?

Sure. Here are four ideas that really work… 

 1) Print your own invitations. It’s cheaper, plus you can put the wrong address on some and the wrong date on others, cutting the reception crowd in half. 

2) Serve itty-bitty food. As the photos show, teeny burgers are chic and  elegant. You can feed 200 guests on two pounds of ground beef. Fill up the rest of the plate with festive parsley.

3) Serve colorful drinks, like red Two-Buck Chuck, in rented dribble glasses.  When guests start staining, they’ll stop drinking. Many will leave.  

4) For reception entertainment, live music is passé. Three words: cheap tattoo artist.

More money-saving wedding tips: Thanks for coming, now go…

burgers-360.jpgMiniature burgers are seen at a wedding show in New York April 2, 2008.  REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson.

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Many people in south florida have beach weddings to save money. You can also use the local deli of your grocery store for food and catering and make it self serve. Have people bring their own cameras and take wedding pictures. the venue you can make your own home or a public spot outdoors to save money. If you can cut the food prices and photography and venue – then you cut out about 65% of the total cost of the wedding. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

Posted by bob walker | Report as abusive

I’m no wedding planner, but if you wanted to give your wedding the atmosphere of a White Castle hamburger joint, wouldn’t it be cheaper just to rent one?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Tiny, and not enough of them.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive