What are some creative ways for coming up with additional money for the wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Waitingbee57:  When we were planning our wedding I saved any unexpected, secondary money as wedding savings.  This included:

Money I make from taking surveys at $3/pop

Money I make from giving my old clothes to a consignment shop

Anything I sell on Ebay

Birthday/Christmas/etc. Money

Credit Card Rewards

 

It added up to a good chunk without much effort!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

do you drink a lot canned/bottled drinks? you could collect them for recycling. on our last haul we got about $25. may not seem like much, but it’s something and it adds up 🙂

Post # 5
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1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Tax return and sell things on the internet. That would be the quickest way to make some money.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@mchitt329:  +1 to selling stuff on eBay! FI is really into electronics and ALWAYS has to have the newest thing. In order to afford it, he sells his old stuff (along with textbooks and other random things). You’d be surprised how much money you can make.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I sell things! Craigslist, eBay, Amazon… You’d be amazed at home much stuff you don’t actually use, and how much money people are willing to pay for that crap!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Waitingbee57:  Pinecone Research!  They kind of hide their cash option and try to get you to use points for a bunch of misc. stuff.  If you can’t find it PM me 🙂

Post # 12
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295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

You are doing a great job at keeping your budget to a balanced manageable vs sensible level, well done!

As per PP, I would say selling unwanted goods is an easy way to gain some cash. Otherwise, what skills do you have? Could you babysit for co-workers, sell baking at a market etc?

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Here in Winnipeg we hold an event called a ‘social’ – aka fundraiser. Couples call around and try to get prizes donated to them – TV’s, gift certificates etc – then they hold silent auctions – a sheet of tickets can go for $10 or so. The only thing the bride/groom usually pays for is a hall or a venue to hold it in. They sell tickets at $20 a pop and have some simple snack foods available – if you can, have it outside or someones house (just to save some money). Every couple i know that has held one of these usually makes out with a few $1000 after expenses. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Say you have till August to get the money.  You have about 8 months, or 32 weeks.  Can you find a way to make an extra $100 a week?  Tutoring is always a good way to make extra money.  Baby-sitting, too.  

I would sell textbooks, advertise for tutoring or other handywork skills you may have, see if either of you can get extra hours at work (I don’t know how your jobs work, though)…

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Are you crafty? There are alot of crafty ways to make money.. like.. if you are good at making paper flowers or fabric flowers, they sell on ebay like crazy! And are relatively cheap to make.

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