Post # 1
So I was proposed to on the 9th September 2014 (last week) and I am very excited to start planning my wedding! Although I’m not getting into serious wedding planning just yet I’m throwing around a few ideas! Realistically I am wanting to spend as little money as possible $10,000 NZD MAX! Where can I save money/cut costs down? I’m quite crafty, and my mother is too! she will be making our wedding cake (she’s very into cake decorating) but where else can I save money?
Thank you! 🙂
Post # 2
Generally the biggest expense is the reception: venue, food and drink. So look into limiting the size of the guest list, as well as economical venue and menu options. (But don’t go *too* cheap on the food – no one wants a rubbish meal).
Post # 3
The best way of course is to get creative about the wedding venue. The way some people do it:
– Find a friend or relative willing to let you use their garden/house/property as a wedding venue.
– Find a restaurant you love, that already looks great (/how you’d like your wedding to look)
– Find a public space or non-profit facility (e.g.: park, church space, football clubhouse, youth hostel) that will let you use their space for cheap.
Post # 4
AshieAshMorton: and congratulations!