Wedding planning woes

posted 3 years ago in Beehive
Post # 2
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MangoLover4Life:  Have a very intimate wedding. Just you, FI, and the family that matters. Order a lot of pizza and have it in a backyard. The last thing you need to do is stress to the point you don’t enjoy the process. Save the $ and go on a great honeymoon.

Post # 4
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MangoLover4Life:  Thats the way to do it! Cheap, personal, and CHEAP! Lol. The most important thing is that y’all enjoy each other and YOUR day!

Post # 6
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MangoLover4Life:  Now, go and enjoy planning. Remember, the minute you feel overwhelmed, you’ve overdone it.

Post # 8
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste

I’ve been engaged since 2010, so I understand where you’re coming from. I found myself really disinteresed in planning just because it seemed so greuling. My fiance and I had a huge party planned, the ceramony, reception the whole shebang. We’d even decided on a venue. It got to the point where we realized we 1)- didn’t want a traditional wedding and 2)- wanted something FAR smaller and more intimate. We’re doing a destination, but even if we hadn’t I’d still opt to do a small gathering with just close family/friends. Don’t worry about what people think, because ultimately this is your day. If you want something small and inexpensive that’s exactly what you should do. There’s so many ways to make weddings amazing with small budgets. I’ve been to many intimate backyard affairs, and to be honest I love them far more than the run of the mill big blowout bash. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MangoLover4Life:  just do it have a small wedding you your FI his parents your parents and your siblings and 1 or 2 very close friend. People will always talk no matter how expensive and cheap the wedding is. Just have it already there is a lot of website that can help you plan a wedding on a budget.

Post # 11
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188 posts
Blushing bee

I started off planning a family wedding on a tight budget and it brought me so much stress as the money can really mount up.  I’m literally on a 4k budget and can’t sway from it. I have no financial help from family either and I wouldn’t want it as my parents are just as poor as me! In the end I decided to try and get married abroad. We are going to Portugal which from the UK is very close and reasonably cheap to get to so that my close friends and family can come. They can get a weeks vacation out of it for really cheap as we are paying for a villa for them. Have a think about places nearby? Would nearest and dearest travel there? If not I would say a small church (sometimes just take donstions) or just do the legal part in city hall and have a friend or someone perform a blessing ceremony somewhere intimate and close (local hall) then have a big buffet with plenty of homemade cakes or a barbecue with a nice decorated garden or even a hall again. People want to see u happy the bells and whistles don’t matter! Good luck it is really tough trying to juggle life. 

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