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i feel you, i am getting so sick of bargin shopping but I promise it’s worth it. Ihave gotten everything free or at least 50% off. but there is SO much to do it myself:( sigh!
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Oh my goodness – those shoes are amazing! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Maybe you can find a way to do some of this for cheaper? You could probably buy cheap shoes and jazz them up with sparkles/gems from a craft store!
I get what you mean, though. When it comes to planning a big party, having money helps a lot! *sympathy* Hopefully your creative vibe will help you so you don’t have to sacrifice your vision.
Sounds like you’ve got a great family though, and that’s worth its weight in gold!
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I hear ya. And wowzers….that dress is fabulous!
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^ was going to say what Courney1188 said. The Invites are totally do able! I did DIY invites.. I had Kinkos (fed ex mail center) print and cut them and same for my RSVP cards (total was $55.00 for 100 invites). Envelopes came from Papersource.com
The cake.. I have an awesome person here (I’m in Southern California) that may mail you the cake lol But I know that may not be ideal. Tho I can give you her number or email address. (http://www.mjbcakes.com)
The Dress and shoes I can’t help you with but holy cow those are amazing!
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Thank you ladies for the encouragement and advice checking it all out now:))))
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Check out brokeassbride.com–they have a section called Can’t Afford It? Get Over It where they take requests from brides for something that is ridic expensive (usually dresses) and will post similar alternatives that are more budget friendly.
The site has TONS of ideas to keep costs down, great advice for the day of (like aim to be ready an hour before the ceremony so you’re not late or rushed) and TONS of encouragement. They revel in their brokeassedness and glory in every cost saving tip.
Also check out offbeatbrides.com–they have preferred vendors who give discounts if you mention their site as well as tons of offbeat ideas, cost saving tips and DIY stuff that’s not Martha Stewart or French garden party.