I read the letter to mean they wanted a large party, didn't have a lot to spend but wanted it to take place out of the house. That sounded like it would start around $2000 and go up depending on number of guests , the location and how the liquor is handled (a keg vs full open bar etc).<quoted text>
Damn, P. you must be some kinda high roller if even a bargain basement cruise costs less than you spend on a party.
I might be off, but I don't think by much.
We had my sister's wedding at our house 10 years ago.It was an afternoon buffet style meal, no live musicians. We partially catered it, but did much of the food our self. We kept liquor pretty tightly controlled to champagne and served punch. There were roughly 60 people and the cost came in around $3500 as I recall. Deduct a couple hundred for the wedding cake, bur still...
You could do a cruise for that price and take the teenagers with