(Closed) What should we cut from the wedding to save money?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: What should we cut to save money?
    Cocktail hour : (38 votes)
    6 %
    Chair covers and sashes : (204 votes)
    30 %
    Candy Buffet : (139 votes)
    20 %
    Limo : (175 votes)
    26 %
    Cut back on flowers : (85 votes)
    13 %
    Reduce guest list (already has been cut some) : (29 votes)
    4 %
    Cut honeymoon : (10 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Candy Buffet and Limo – why? Because they are “extras.” The others are somewhat necessities, IMO. Of course, honeymoon’s aren’t necessities, but I feel like they are more special than a candy buffet or a limo. The honeymoon has memories attached to it.

    Post # 4
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I said Chair covers & sashes b/c to me that is definitely an “extra” and

    the limo…. almost the candy buffet but I ultimately would cut out and extra for me & the party over the guests….

    Post # 5
    46253 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I voted for chair covers and sashes, as personally I think they often make the room look like a sea of white when the chairs would look better. Also, the chairs don’t show when people are sitting down. If the chairs are ugly, you can have the staff remove the chairs from a few tables so your photographer can get shots of your table decor, then put the chairs back.

    I also voted for the candy buffet. Yes people will love it, and yes it will look pretty in your pics, but you will already have provided a full meal. Couples really don’t need to provide snacks or treats for days to come.

    Another place to save would be the limo. You likely can borrow a really nice car. My neighbour was so proud to drive us in his car at no expense to us.

    Post # 6
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for chairs covers & sashes, candy bar, and/or limo. Would you be able to do sashes only on the chairs? And a piece of chocolate at each guest’s place instead of a full blown candy bar? You could also have your wedding party decorate one of you cars and it could be ‘transformed’ to your wedding vehicle.

    Good for you for keeping out of debt ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i voted for everything except guest list and honeymoon. those are more important, worth it, and fun things in my opinion.  if you don’t need to cut ALL those things, then decide which extra you want the most.  My personal list, in order of preference, that i would want to keep would be limo, cocktail hour, chair covers and sashes, candy buffet, and flowers.

    Post # 8
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The limo was the first thing to get cut from my wedding budget – I couldn’t find one for under $1000, and it was more likely to be $1500. We’re renting a nice car instead for $250 – get creative! Who’s got a nice car you can borrow?

    Chair covers and sashes are the other one that are easy to cut – no one really remembers them after the fact!

    Post # 9
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @dynamic_duo: Honestly, those are the things I voted for too. Guestlist and Honeymoon are personally important to me and I feel the rest are really extra things you can do without. 

    Post # 10
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Come on now, dear. No one needs a limo. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course that thought process could be applied to just about everything wedding-related, but YKWIM. But that ought to solve the $1000 cut all on it’s own, right? Easy fix!

    Post # 11
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    What’s the least important thing to you and your fiance? 

    Cut that.

    Post # 12
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Cut the chair covers/sashes & limo first, those can be major expenses and are completely unnecessary.

    I also voted to cut the candy bar. : / I know that they’re really fun, but honestly, most of your guests won’t even notice.

    If you’re still in trouble, then I would cut cocktail hour & scale back on flowers. And, of course, reducing the guest list (if possible) always cuts down on costs.

    If the honeymoon is important to you & you can get paid time off from your jobs, I wouldn’t cut that. If, however, you’re neutral about waiting or doing a mini-moon, I would cut that, too.

    Post # 14
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    chair covers and the limo arent important…. 

    nobody truly notices the chairs unless they are bright orange or something… everyone will be looking at you anyway!

    and the limo can go… get a friend with a super sweet car to drive you there & away (that’s what were doing) it adds a personal touch and it’s fun!

    Post # 15
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I also voted to let go of some of the flowers… were not using ANY flowers at all to save a little cash and wow is it ever! Theres sooo many other ways to decorate without expensive flowers that look amazing!

    Post # 16
    2053 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I say limo, chair covers/sashes, and maybe scale down on the flowers some. Don’t you *dare* forego your honeymoon! ๐Ÿ™‚

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