- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Fiance and I are wanting to pay for the wedding ourselves and being fresh out of college, the budget won’t be very big. This weekend, I went to my first bridal expo and was shocked at the cost of a lot of the “essentials.” We were basing our budget on roughly double the cost of my quinceñera which was $1500 (ceremony, reception with DJ and 300 guests, dress, flowers, refreshments, invites, etc). So, with a budget of $3000 dollars, I had a mini panic attack when each detail was almost half that. We’ve since moved the budget up a bit more to $5000, but that’s still making me nervous. We can’t make it any more than that right now. Should one of us get a better job before then, or win the lottery or something, we can talk about the budget again, but until then, we’re making do.
So, what I’m needing some advice on is what details can we afford to forego or, for lack of a better word, skimp on? What things can we NOT be cheap about? Now, myself, family and friends are all very crafty, so we’ll have a lot of DIY. I think decor will be covered, but what other aspects can be done more economically? What should we prioritize with our budget or allot the most towards?