Post # 1
ok, so as a grown-up who refuses to go to debters prision over a wedding I have started planning our late summer wedding. I’ve been able to find a lot of great ways to save money on my own but I’d love to learn yours!
So what tricks did you find to save cash?
Flowers – DIY with Sam’s Club: they have some great wedding packages and I ordered a few more “exotic” choices from a local whole sale florist to make them a little more fancy.
Post # 3
I use Craigslist and eBay to find used stuff on the cheap. I also check out places like Goodwill and Salvation Army.
For flowers we are ONLY getting personal flowers and I’m going to DIY the centerpieces, that was a HUGE cash saver.
DIY what you can.
Also, don’t get stuck in the mindset that you HAVE to have something for your wedding because everyone else is doing it. So much is just extras that can be cut and no one is the wiser.
Post # 4
Also voting for DIY what you can, and use coupons for all your supplies! Enlist family help where you can and enjoy their work.
Future Mother-In-Law is amazing with flower arrangements. We are buying all of our flowers from San Francisco Flower Mart and reusing glass containers for the centerpieces from FSIL’s friend’s wedding.
I designed our own Save-The-Date Cards and invitations in Photoshop and sent them to OvernightPrints.com to print. We also are DIYing our programs, all signage and other paper goods.
Post # 5
Yeah, flowers and the booze are the biggest expense that I’ve tangled with. I went to a friends wedding in December and saw the most stunning table treatment.
My friend had bought several dozen simple, clear glass cylindar vases in four different sizes. A third of them she dropped a single branch of true white orchids and then filled it with water. Another third were filled with water and then a floating candle on top and the remaining third she put votive candles in. She ended up spending $300 on all the flowers and table top decorations!
spending $300 compared to the average $5000 people usually spend is huge