brag about your wedding "deal" or "steal"!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

@blankenshiptobe:  sounds like your on a savings role! Good job! The only major bargin we have so far is our venue…we got $500 off because we live in the same town as the place we’re getting married in. Also I’m saving money by doing all the save the dates, invitations, seating cards, table numbers, and favors myself. Thank god I like crafts and such…otherwise I would probably be spending about $2,000 on all the stuff I’m DIYing.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@blankenshiptobe:  

Nice!  The bouquets sound beautiful.

I got my wedding dress for $120 at Macy’s – score!  My dad grew all our flowers in his ginormous garden and our friends and aunts helped arrange them, so that was basically free.  All our music was by friends and family (processional, recessional, cocktail hour, and reception band).  I made a bunch of cool signs for about $10 with barnwood I found out in the sagebrush and white kraft paint.  Etc!  (Crazy how it still adds up though, somehow we still spent 17 grand.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We booked most of our vendors last fall. Everyone told us we were nuts, that we’d have plenty of time to book our vendors, and to enjoy the process.

So far, we’ve saved almost 3k as people have raised their rates for this year — and that’s on the photog and venue alone.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Well, so far we are getting a free chamber orchestra for the ceremony and part of the reception, and then a free DJ service afterwards. FH and I were both music majors in university so our friends have offered up their talents, FOR FREE. I did not expect that. Also, my mom’s friend is making the cake for us. Her side business is making wedding cakes from scratch in her house, and she’s only charging $50 for it.

I can’t wait to see what other kinds of deals we can get.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@blankenshiptobe:  WOW! Well done!!!!

I’d love to see some of the bouquets/bouts you bought from etsy 😀 😀 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a huge group of groomsmen, so I’ve been contacting all of the suit companies I can think of.  It looks like we’ll be able to have made-to-measure suits done by a Seattle-based company for well under $400.  If anyone is looking for a super responsive company, Noble Suit Co is awesome.

Combat gent also has super cheap suits and offers a free suit for the groom if you buy 5 or more!  They are our cheap option, although FI and I are quietly hoping that the GMs go for Noble since they have been so nice to us.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

we’re going to do about half our peony centrepieces from my mum’s garden and friends gardens, so we’ll only need to buy 1/2 of our centrepieces. we’re using really nice glass vases that a recently wed family friend has, and they are lending us about 200 votives too!

another family friend is making mini jam jars for our favour as a gift to us 🙂 

and our venue is my aunt’s country property, generously gifted to us! 

we also found a free save the date template we love, so we’ll just pay to have it printed through vistaprint or staples 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ceremony location with chairs included- $500

REception Location with tables and chairs included- $500

Flowers- $750-1000 instead of $3000-$4000 thanks to only paying for the actual flowers(sister is a florist) 

Cake- Free! A gift from my FMIL!

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