Friday, January 21, 2011

FOOD & DRINKS 101: Taxes!!!!


We met with the venue today and although Mr. Pancakes and I have scaled down our budget a great deal.  We are still substantially going to be spending a lot of money to "take our family and friends" out to a fancy dinner. Which is fantastic and great but at the same time we are trying to be smart without breaking the bank.

However as we met with the banquet manager, something came up that i hadn't really processed well until today was the TAXES! Don't get me wrong, I knew it would be added to the price but i didn't think it would be THAT MUCH TAXES! Definitely a little sticker shock!!!!

As i write this post, I'm sure it will take me few days to digest the idea of all the taxes! The whole wedding planning has made me aware of many things which i never thought about before.  And to potential bries out there, it's important to think about these things. 

All those bridal shows i watched on tv and never once did i think about "geez i wonder how much all of these pretty things cost?" All i could think was "how pretty." But in the commericalization of the wedding planning,  I'm learning about the things that are important for Mr. Pancakes and I..

Was there anything during your wedding planning that made you sticker shock?!!
Or just turn you off the wedding planning process?


Alida said...

Not sure what it is like today but the cost of flowers was a shocker for me.

Miss Pancakes said...

Oh vey! Alida it still is!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I can't even imagine the tax on top of the prices! Things are so expensive for weddings!