Post # 1
For our wedding we are renting a large vacation house for a few days and doing the wedding in the backyard. My grandma and uncle will be doing the food (both trained chefs), my mother will be doing the cake and flowers, and I just got some great news from my cousin.
My cousin’s wife (they are both in their late 30’s) is a sommelier, and a couple years ago she took her passion and opened a wine shop. I asked her if she could give me a recommendation on a wine to use for our wine box ceremony, and help out picking some wines for the reception (we are doing beer and wine only). She wrote back that they would like to supply the wine for reception as wedding gift! I cannot believe how generous that is! It’s just so nice, I couldn’t even begin to thank her.
So, there’s hope out there for us budget brides if you ask, sometimes you will be surprised at the generosity of your loved ones.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
That’s wonderful! I totally agree. People love the opportunity to give if it is in their power to. I definitely felt that way with out wedding as well. More generosity then we could have ever expected. As long as you are inclusive of people, you can definitely be surprised by such generosity. Especially true if you don’t expect it.
Post # 4
@phxgal10: That is wonderful! You are right. We have asked people their opinions about a few things and they are being very helpful. One lady is letting us borrow her jars for the candy buffet and another lady is buying favor boxes for us. FMIL is buying 20 lbs of candy for us too!
Post # 5
im on a tight budget myself if 5,000 for 150 guests!!!! ya crazy i know and me and my fiance are paying our selves we are 23 years old and full time students and work full time too. but we entered a photography contests and won our engagment and wedding photography froman award winning wedding photography her packages start at 5 thousand!!! and then our cake which we were originally quoted for a 4 tier damask cake was 600 another bakery saw our story and is doing it for 300 with delivery and set up!!! im so grateful as they are making my wedding really come true