Ideas for saving money on the budget?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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266 posts
Helper bee

Having the ceremony in the rose garden sounds so wonderful! I have always wanted an outside venue for a wedding and will be getting married on the lake! I think rose garden would be perfect.

With respect to catering does it have to be entree/side dish? can you have just appetizers? or how about something like a “high tea” (that’s what im doing).  It will be much cheaper than an actual meal and you wouldn’t have to cut down the wedding guest list.

Hope that helps.

Post # 3
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42453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

marinesfiance:  Hello FI, This is reality knocking on the door. You don’t have enough money for a 150 person wedding and you have a child on the way.

I suggest the two of you sit down and work out a budget for the 150 person wedding, the 50 person wedding AND everything you will need for the baby, plus the impact of any wage loss you may experience on mat leave. Sometimes seeing everything in black and white is enlightening.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Begin with the budget first.  How much can you comfortably afford? Only then start planning how to spend it.  If you start with the planning you’ll be in danger of overspending.         

How important is FI’s family to him? If it is extremely important, you might consider serving mimosas, cake, and snacks to accomodate 150 people.         

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

marinesfiance:  Don’t get too excited about the $35/hr place till you get all the details. $35/hr including food doesn’t seem to make sense- there has to be more to it than that.

Post # 8
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

What area are you in? I would be happy to help you research locations/caterers.

What other ways have you thought to cut cost? Things like getting sheet cakes instead of a traditional tiered, etc.?

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