April 26, 2015 3:08 am at 3:08 am #615566crown of rosesMember
I’m trying to help find a cheap place for a chasuna for someone I’m close with… unfortunately both families are not in any great financial shape and cannot afford much…please help!April 26, 2015 4:03 am at 4:03 am #1073709
Which town?April 26, 2015 5:05 am at 5:05 am #1073710147Participant
Rent the hall for a Friday lunchtime wedding. All halls have a reduced rate for a Friday Chasuno; You would also be following an ancient Talmudic time practice.
BTW Tu b’Ov is a Friday this year, so this would be a great thing to do for the young couple.April 26, 2015 5:21 am at 5:21 am #1073711be joyfulParticipant
Make the wedding in Lakewood NJ.
I know many friends from all over the USA that have made weddings there. they have packages that come with everything included from the food to the photographer & musician etc…April 26, 2015 5:46 am at 5:46 am #1073712crown of rosesMember
Thanks for the responses!
Lakewood is out of possibilities
Anywhere in the queens, brooklyn, monsey areas is where they are hoping for and Friday is a definite no.April 26, 2015 7:58 am at 7:58 am #1073713a maminParticipant
In Boro Park I believe Torah Veyirah is the cheapest!
Mazel tov!April 26, 2015 8:09 am at 8:09 am #1073714lesschumrasParticipant
The problem with a Lakewood wedding is the distance from Brooklyn, Queens and Monsey. A Brooklyn friend of my sister made a wedding in Lakewood and saved a lot of money. The downside was it was midweek and 80% of the relatives and almost all the friends did not come because of the 4 hour round trip drive.April 26, 2015 11:00 am at 11:00 am #1073715nishtdayngesheftParticipant
Tiferes RifkaApril 26, 2015 11:23 am at 11:23 am #1073716akupermaParticipant
Most shuls have a large room that can be used for a wedding. The only requirement is that the room doesn’t have fixed chairs (i.e. pews), since one needs to have space to dance.(though music and dancing at a wedding while customary is not a requirement for a wedding). One should note that many rabbanim have strongly suggested a one man band at most. Actually, recorded music is cheaper.
One should note there is no halachic requirement of a video or even a professional photographer – in fact, until less than a century ago no frum wedding ever had photography.
The only requirements that can NOT be skipped are a kesubah (available at bookstores), a hupah and poles, kiddushin (a ring in most current traditions, some use a coin – and the ring can’t be too expensive since it isn’t supposed to include fancy jewels), and kosher witnesses as well as a minyan.
The government marriage license is an added expense, but skipping it causes paperwork issues and may be illegal (though the person presiding over the wedding is acting illegally, not the couple), though it doesn’t affect whether the wedding is valid under American law.April 26, 2015 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm #1073717☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Lesschumras, so what’s the downside?
😉April 26, 2015 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #1073718
The downside was it was midweek and 80% of the relatives and almost all the friends did not come because of the 4 hour round trip drive.
That’s the upside. He saved 80% off the catering (in addition to the cheaper hall).April 26, 2015 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #1073719
nishtdayngesheft: Isn’t Tiferes Rifka one of the fancier halls?April 26, 2015 1:59 pm at 1:59 pm #1073720nishtdayngesheftParticipant
From what I understand, on good authority, they have “Takana” packages. A good portion of the nights are available for very reasonably price chasunas.
I think Satmar hall in Monsey/ Spring Valley also has reasonably priced packages that met include some photography and music.April 26, 2015 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #1073721lesschumrasParticipant
Joseph. That would be true unless, like the Williamsburg halls, the contract required them to pay for a minimum number of people, whether they showed up or notApril 26, 2015 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #1073722commonsenseParticipant
I forgot the names but in Williamsburg there are new takanah halls that are beautiful and much cheaper than any mentioned here.April 26, 2015 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1073723emanParticipant
In Spring Valley Ateres Chaya Suruh is reasonable with a package. I made a wedding for 250 people with pictures & flowers for about 10 KApril 26, 2015 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #1073724Miriam377Participant
If a very small sheva brochos is possible, you can do it in a restaurant.
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