Post # 1
My bouquet and my Fiance’s boutonniere are the only flowers the florist will do.
My bridesmaids will carry a clutch, which will carry small body spray and deodorant for them.
I have 2 dresses, a ceremony dress and a reception dress. My ceremony dress is amazing with tons of bling. found it on the sale rack for $199. My reception dress is pronovias Fauna knockoff I brought off Ebay for $124
My favors are small silver frames with our pictures in them and a beautiful blinged out Cd cover, with a CD inside of all our songs from our day. Total price of favors less about $100 for 150 guests
Having my makeup done professionally for free at the makeup counter at clinique in the mall.
Post # 3
Brought a few invitations, menus etc from Vista prints for under $10 and printed them out at Kinkos for very VERY cheap.
Im renting all my centerpieces ( VERY tall canister vases) for under $100
My wedding cake will be all FAKE except for the top 2 layers. Total cost of 5 layer cake and pre cut sheet cake to feed 150 guests $285
We are having an open bar all night including cocktail hour. Renting a huge professional bar for $65. buying all the liquor ourselves and paying 3 bartenders cost less then $300 Thats including champagne bottle for each table
Post # 4
That all sounds great.
Just curious how you only spent $300 on all the liquor for 150 people? We to are having a wedding for 150 people and we are looking at about $1500 for our liquor budget. Always looking to save wehere we can.
Post # 5
@roxy_angell13: good question and I agree. Curious to hear. We couldn’t even find bar tenders for less than $25 an hour. 25 x 2 bar tenders x 5 hours I’m already at $250
Post # 6
Great tips thanks for sharing.
Post # 7
I think there may be a grammatical error here leading us to think you are claining to have spent only $300 for all liquor for 150 people and the bartenders. I’m guessing that maybe the 3 bartenders cost less than $300 AND you bought your own liquor on top of that.
It’s simply not possible to buy champagne for at least 15 tables and liquor for an open bar for that amount.
Post # 8
I’m going to have to look into a few of those ideas
Post # 9
Yes girl..i did!! brought all the liquor champagne for 22 tables and 3 bartenders.. all for that price.. They dont call me budget queen for nothing.
Post # 10
My bartenders cost $50 each sorry.. I didnt add in their price..Only had to pay 2 of them because the third was just there to supervise ( he is a bar owner and brought 2 of his employees)
Post # 11
I brought all cheap Liquor.. Gin, rum ( dark and light), and vodka.. you get a 15% dicount off each case of liquor or wine.. which helped a lot!