- 2 years ago
Hi bees! My FI have only been engaged for 2.5 weeks but are starting to discuss budget and venues. We have committed to putting a certain amount of money aside from each paycheck from here out and my parents are willing to contribute $2000. We are looking to get married on December 23, 2015 which is on a Wednesday. (I want to have a winter wedding and wanted it in 2015!) by the time this date comes up we will have at least $6000-7000 saved up and whatever we have from our income tax return next spring. So all together we are looking at 8000-9000 total But I don’t necessarily want to spend ALL of it.
Now, we are looking to have 40 max guests, no bridesmaids or groomsmen, and would like something small, romantic, simplistic and chill somewhere around Chicago, IL. Does anyone know how to break this down into what we’d spend on what? I’m even ok with having small snacks and all going to dinner later or something. I’ve tried a budgeter on a different site and it included things in the budget that we aren’t going to be needing.
How did you small budget brides do it? I’m not very DIY savvy but maybe I should be lol. Thank you!