A Vintage 1968 Wedding
By Michael Lee – 22-Mar-2014
A pleasant surprise today when Mr & Mrs Fisher checked in to the hotel today to celebrate their 46th Wedding anniversary. Not only did they advise that Brighton Savoy was the wedding venue for their wedding reception that was held on Saturday 23rd March 1968, they brought In copies of their original wedding bill, and receipts .
The hotel does have a lot of archival documentation of years gone by, but this wedding bill is a gem, as it is now the earliest document we have of Weddings at Brighton Savoy.
My family purchased the hotel in 1967, so the Fisher’s wedding would have been one in the first year of operation. My mother Maya way back in 1968 acted as a wedding’s hostess and M.C here at the hotel, so its more than likely my mother looked after the Fishers.
A Brighton Savoy 1968 Wedding Bill
The vintage wedding bill below is for 83 Guests and totals $610.67. The bill included all meals, beverages , waiters , flowers and even a band. It’s interesting to see that waiters were charged out at a rate of $2.50 an hour. The letter head the bill was on was a very thin rice style paper and considering the age it has copied and scanned reasonably well.
The Fishers today
Brighton Savoy in 2014