(Closed) Low, low, low budget.

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@missmorganista:  That is what I am doing, I love it. Here is a website that helps with crafts: save-on-crafts.com 

Pre-made stuff at a reasonable price. 

Good luck~

Post # 4
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

I don’t even have a set budget yet, but I’m sure it will be incredibly low as well.  I’m just hoping it’s high enough for a nice venue and a dress I love.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

im working on a low budget… the key is priority diy and simplicity. For me i hav 3 priorities which is dress venue and food (less is always more). Also remember buying is better than renting because u can make your money back by reselling. And DIY ur heart out just make sure what u diy isnt more than buying cuz sometimes ppl go diy crazy but dnt realize its costing them more to make it than buy it.

dont b as risque as me but i bought a sottero and midgley off craiglist for 100 and am doing the alterations myself which is bringing the dress to life but still have a lot more to go before it is my dream dress

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

hope my rant helped

Post # 7
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I did some DIYing to save cost. I DIYed my invites….although it took some time, I saves money doing it. good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I started out with a low budget wedding with just the basics.  We increased our budget but it is still a VERY budget wedding.  Trying to cut corners here and there and cave on items any way I can.  I also did a lot of smart DIY.  

Also, be smart about how you shop and what you buy: make sure you know what you want and how much you ant to spend. The only thing I spent money on that I feel is a wast is ribbon t make a sash for my dress.  But it was like $3 so I didn’t waste a ton of mony and I will re-purpose the ribbon and use it for something else. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

First thing you need to do is create a wedding folder, then you need to determine your budget. 

With that in mind you can start allocating money towards different things like your dress food etc.

Can you give us an idea of the estimated budget you are working with and the amount of guests etc.

This link has some useful tips as well

http://budgetbrides.tumblr.com/post/34670272701/budgeting-tips-for-your-wedding

Post # 10
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

How low is low?  You really can make things work if you have plenty of time.  The other thing I recommend, is instead of putting everything in the wedding budget, you can use your own money to pay for things.  Like when you have a little leftover from a paycheck, pick a few things up here and there.  That’s how I did it!

Post # 11
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Newbee

@babypearls:  For food, more is definitely more. You never wanna skimp on something like that. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@MalloryKnox:  I wish I could give my guests more options but we can’t.  But I think less can be a good thing,  you don’t want too much waste.  Too much food where your guests are too stuffed to enjoy themselves is not a good thing. A good mix is best (simple but with options).  You can always have a cocktail hour where you offer a good mix for people that will make up for the lack of options they have for dinner.  And the cocktail hour can be DIY.

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