- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Let met start off with this: I worry, I even worry that I don’t worry enough.That being said.. My fiance and I will wed May 2nd 2015 (proposed Nov. 2nd 2014) so already our time line is shorter than most in our area. Couples around us usually take 1 to 1 1/2 years to plan.We will be funding our entire event ourselves, only exception being the meal (in laws have graciously offered to pay for a caterer who attends their church).We have a limited budget, and it is kind of broken up. We plan to spend $5,000-$6,000. We have half of the money for the wedding from savings, the other half we plan to pull from our income tax return for the second half. Have any brides done this? I am worried that we won’t get back as much as usual and have to drastically change plans. Here is a break down of what we have gotten done so far, and I’m not looking for a list of everything still needing to be done, but rather suggestions about our time line and budget seeing what we have spent and done already and such. However, please feel free to remind me of anything I am forgetting! I have always heard that when planning anything, you should pick out the most important aspects of it and center on those, and let the rest accent it. That being said, our 3 things we really want the most were: venue, the dress, and decor. Church – $650 (Includes Pastor, Janitor, Day-of coordinator from church, Sound booth tech, and the sanctuary cost. None of this is negotiable, all or none.)Reception venue – $600 (Includes day before set up fee, bar service but not kegs, tables, chairs, and entire building for as long as we want day of)Dress – $900 (I wanted to stay under $500 but I HAD to try on this dress and nothing even came close to it for me)Centerpeice vases – free from my brother and sister-in-lawCaterer – free (free buffet meal from in-laws)Groom’s Suit – free (not rented as of yet, but will be free with local store’s deal of 5 groomsmen suits gives you a free grooms suit)Groomsmen and Bridesmaids Outfits – free (not for them, but for us; they will pay for their own)Bride’s Hair and Makeup – $40 What do you guys think..?