we live in texas, and are getting married in florida…our budget is around 2000, wedding in october…..we are DIY everything but dress/tx and dj…..
dessert table(doing cupcakes and candy bar):$100
hall:free(entire family is eagles club members)
ceremony:$200(doing it at an outdoor garden supplier, free to set up during 11am and 5pm and we get to use the greenhouse and ALL of their flowers plants
rentals:$150 (only renting chairs & a few odds and ends)
rings:$100(we both want titanium)
officiant:FREE! my FMIL is marrying us, she is a pastor, and is pretty excited 😉
flower girl dresses:$150(my stepdaughters & my MOH is coming from IL so i’m buying their dresses)
flowers/deco:$100, I’m DIY’ing everything….and bought all my vases and confetti etc from dollar stores(plus, garden ridge is getting rid of their party planning spots, so everything is on sale)(also michaels, hobby lobby has all wedding stuff on sale and all flowers are 1/2 off!) and the little spots of fabric for my centerpeices to rest on, are actually tafetta pillow covers from the dollar store!
favors:$30 for 50, tiny white gift bags, and we’re having a "prohibition" mafia style reception, so our favors are the tiny chocolate liquer filled bottles(but i’m picking out the nasty ones lol)
the red flowers/centerpiece are mine(minus black boas that will slink around the candle holders(mini bouquets for FG’s rather than petals)
the purple/pink is myh girlfriends stuff…..i’m doing her floral/decor also, b/c we can very easily use my candle holders but we have tea lights in her purple color, and i have a violet satin/organza pillow covers that goes with hers