(Closed) The more the NOT merrier…pity party for one.

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Yes!!!  Some days are better than others, but I’ve tried really hard to change my mindset and focus on the things I’m really, really excited about. (My little girl walking down the aisle ahead of me, my groom waiting for me around the corner, etc etc)  We had some things come up and had to cut back a LOT (we’re having burgers now, seriously).  But at the end of the day (and I’ve said this and honestly believed it from the beginning), the best part about a wedding is having all the people you love in one place, at the same time – really, how awesome is that?!  

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It will be wonderful to have so many friends and family to celebrate with you. Can you enlist several of them to help you with some DIY project that will help make it feel a bit more special and personal, without breaking the bank? To help bring some of the detail you like into it?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

HOLY MOLY!!!! That is a crazy huge family. Their are going to be 125 people invited to ours, and my family (including SO’s) takes up a whopping 15 of that count.   But on the bright side, thats a whole lotta people to help you out with DIY projects to amp up your decor ect. I’m DIY-ing as much as I possibly can to make my $10,000 wedding look like it cost A LOT more. Negotiating deals on the DJ, I got a wicked deal on the flowers and centerpieces (I’m basically getting $100+ centerpieces for $25 each and that includes set up!), I’m bringing in my own table wine and paying the venue’s corking fee which will save me $10 per bottle… Is it to late to negotiate with vendors ect?

Regardless, I’m sure your wedding is going to be beautiful and special. Simplicity in the details will allow your guests to focus all there attention on you and your husband!

Could you make it a modern/minimalist theme? Sleek and minimal decorations would looks really chic and be a lot more budget friendly.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

here it is again! I know this reception was in a tent and not a hall, but my thinking was more along the lines of minimal color in the palate, using the greenery in the floral arrangement to beef up flowers without beefing up the price, and candles cost less than flowers. Matching white wooden chairs will give you the uniform look without the ridic price of chiavari chairs (and the look pretty too!) and the all-white table settings look really clean and sleek. Just some thoughts!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@garden_bride:  Yes! I am having to count out a lot of friends at the wedding because we are on a tight bugdet not to mention the fact that my fiance is NOT Lebanese, he’s Pakistani. And that just brings in a whole mix of new things to deal with and honestly I’m working around it. Try ordering your flowers bulk or go to like a Harris Teeter (grocery store) to get them made, I had a friend of mine do all her centerpieces, bouquet, corsages and boutineres for the bridal party for 300 dollars and it was really nice! I work full time so I’m pullnig as much as I can out of my pocket to get what I want. Don’t worry habibti you can get what you want just gotta figure it all out! Good luck and message me if you need any ideas, I’m getting to be the DIY queen amongst my friends 🙂 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@garden_bride:  best of luck! my prayers are with you I hope it all works out 🙂 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@garden_bride:  Your post made me smile. I’m a Leb, too, and recently attended a double-Leb wedding with 480 guests!! Your wedding will be AMAZING without all themiscellaneous stuff….as long as you don’t cut back on the dabke 😉

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