(Closed) $6000 budget!!!

posted 6 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My friend just had his wedding for under $8K. His major problem was renting tables and chairs so he borrowed from the local church he was apart of and that cut the rental fee down to $0 when he expected to spend about $600.

Granted, they were plastic, but his Fiance (now wife) found cheap linen to cover the tables with and still made everything look nice.

Post # 4
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m mainly worried about the chair and table rentals. But we are not doing a plated dinner for my backyard wedding so we are not providing enough chairs for every body to sit in. It’s going to be more of a “cocktail” set up. That should cut some of the costs.

Post # 6
855 posts
Busy bee

My wedding for 40 will be way under that and all of our details are gorgeous. I’m not doing anything DIY, renting a great and historical venue, flowers, cakes, photography for way less than $6000. I’m an amazing bargain hunter 🙂

Post # 8
855 posts
Busy bee

 @BabyBrain:  getting married outside of the city vs in it saved a ton. Getting married on Sunday instead of Saturday cut the venue rental and the catering bill in half!!then instead of a dinner reception we are doing a lunch. That change knocked another 25% off!!

I have a friend that designed our invites and my Fiance is able to get us 50% off of printing them.

My dress was on sale because I kept waiting and hoping it would go down. I booked a photographer I know from modeliNg.


Post # 9
855 posts
Busy bee

@BabyBrain:  this is the color scheme or theme we are having. Instead of yellow we will have very pale blue accents. We will be using the exact flower pots, flowers, and table numbers from the top photo

Post # 11
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ask your local fire department for table and chair rental..they may have “___ FIRE DEPARTMENT” painted on the back and bottom of them, but it’s a place to sit and they’ll probably do it for cheap (: I’m having my wedding for WAY less than that..it’s difficult, but it’s doable!

Post # 13
1999 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@BabyBrain:  I know it may not be quite “fine” enough for a wedding, but have you considered getting a few wood planks and tree stumps, covering them with linen and making tables out of them? It wouldn’t look very elegant but if you’re going for a rustic or “shabby chic” look maybe you could pull it off? That should cut your costs quite a bit. Instead of tree stumps, you could also use Ytong bricks, they’re super cheap. I have no idea about chairs though, sorry. 


As for decorations: mason jars are quite fashionable now. You don’t even have to buy them. Your wedding isn’t until next year – that’s plenty of time to start washing and putting aside the jars after you’ve eaten your pickles or jam. Same goes for bottles. I don’t know about Australia but here, wine sometimes comes in such pretty bottles I wash them and turn them into vases for my flowers. For your wedding, you could tie some ribbon around them too. 


Anyway, just a few ideas. Happy wedding planning! 🙂 


Post # 14
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

@BabyBrain:  Buying linen worked out a lot cheaper than renting it if you were thinking of doing that. I had a few websites that sold cheap linen uhhh cant remember them off the top of my head but let me know if youre interested in linens and ill look them up. 


As for decorations, pom poms, which are super easy to make or fairy lights rent cheap. Both look great outdoors

Post # 15
1159 posts
Bumble bee

@BabyBrain:  Hey there. I live in Australia too and while i don’t have a budget per say i have definitely found some bargains.


I recommend checking out Kmart and Ikea. I found some vases at Kmart for $2 each. I also found some $2 glass water bottles too. I didn’t purchase them as they didn’t fit with my theme but i reckon they would suit a backyard do.


 I did purchase my candle holders from Ikea for 79c each. Complete bargain as i needed 40 of them. (Pictured)




Post # 16
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi Aussie here. excluding honeymoon I think we are approx 6-7G We found a venue that allowed outside catering and we are having spitroast catering with salads, roast veg bread,tea & coffee and dessert for 75 ppl and its costing $2400 oh and that includes silver service hot hor derves. $1500 on the bar simple outdoor on the river ceremony 500mtrs from venue $130 for some chairs and signing table. $800 for Photography. DIY table decor (candles from IKEA table rinners from ebay!! and few other bits. Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses $50 ebay, my dress silk,crystals $400 (stocktake sale off the rack) and shoes… well I work for a bridal shoe boutique so…cheap. I made my invites (bought pocket folds off ebay and printed up myself). Alot of it is searching and hunting and a bit of time. I’m planning to make my veil too!!

Best advice, keep it simple! (But it can be so hard to do that, you get caught up in it all and think you need all the tassles)

Where are you located?

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