Archive for the ‘budget’ Category

Over the long course of our venue hunt, we had a lot of letdowns. Luckily, they were balanced by a few venues that were so ludicrously out of our budget range, that I couldn’t help but laugh. Each of these would be a fantastic venue for someone else – either someone with more money, more […]

We started off thinking that our requirements for a venue were pretty simple – no churches, good food (or the ability to bring in a caterer), no minimum or a low minimum, a nice view or location. Preferably in Vancouver, North Van, Burnaby, or Richmond – in other words, our city and the three closest […]



… our venue! The Sequoia Grill at the Teahouse is located in Stanley Park, one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly, and the view is unbelievable. We’ll have two of the restaurants three rooms, the Tea Room and the Conservatory. The Conservatory is stunning, because it’s […]

Like most couples, we’re functioning on a budget. We decided early on that, while we want to throw a great party for our loved ones, we have no desire to spend beyond our means. We’re grateful (so grateful!) for the financial assistance of my parents, but we also don’t want to abuse that help. I’m […]

After our site visit that wasn’t in August, I was feeling really discouraged about finding the perfect venue for our wedding. Our first two venue choices had been taken out of the running early on because they were far beyond our budget. I had accepted that, and moved on, but I think I missed out […]

We may not have a date, a venue or anything else, but we sure have a favour idea! The short version of how Adam and I met is that it was at a house party when I was in Grade 12. We didn’t know very many other people at this party, and ended up spending […]

I came home from work a little earlier than usual today, and caught an episode of Rich Bride, Poor Bride. I’ve seen this show before, but never a whole episode. The short version of my feelings about this show? What. The. Heck. The show follows a couple through their wedding planning, focusing on their budgetting […]