By COLlive reporter
A group of competing premium vendors have teamed up to offer a new affordable wedding package to the Jewish community in Crown Heights, in light of continued financial strains.
The package, which will reflect savings of between 15% – 20% off, has been put together by a committee who arranged for the businesses to offer an affordable option for an inexpensive, yet elegant simcha.
The price begins at $14,400 and includes a spacious hall, quality catering for 280 people, the best in wedding music, respected photography and video, and fresh real flowers, organizers told COLlive.
But it’s not only the price- the lowest package being offered for the highest quality- that this group is seeking to present.
“We hope the package we are offering will really change the way people make weddings in the community,” explained Fitche Benshimon, a Crown Heights musician and participating vendor.
He said the perception that a wedding must cost $40,000 is proven wrong – “and there is no reason for a family with many weddings to arrange to spend such unnecessary amounts.”
Mendel Meyers, a known photographer in the New York wedding scene, agreed.
“Making a wedding is a financial strain for many, if not most, families in our community,” he said. “We wanted to offer a community service that is truly affordable for those people who want a beautiful wedding without going overboard.”
Participating vendors include Oholei Torah and Razag halls, Catering by Levi Feigenson and Benzion Kohen, and musicians Chony Milecki and Benshimon. Photography and Video is provided by Mendel Meyers Express or Alon Anava Precision Studios and flowers by One-of-a-Kind Flowers, owned by Shmuel Rendler.
Chony Milecki, musician and participating vendor, summed up the impressive array of businesses offering their services at a reduced rate: “We worked very hard to offer the highest quality at the lowest price.”
The reactions to this positive development await to come, but judging from one Crown Heights resident’s rant to COLlive a few months ago, this will be well received.
“Our last wedding put us in debt for a year! Someone needs to do something! Help!”
To Book, call:
Chony Milecki – 347 439 8493
Fitche Benshimon – 718 594 3122