(Closed) A Halloween Wedding under a thousand? Maybe two thousand dollars

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

You have to have priorities, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to make sacrifices.  Also very strong self-control.  And a knack for repurposing, recycling, thrift stores and craig’s list.  And lots of helpful, willing family and friends

Have you check out other low-budget wedding blogs?  Start with this post by Mrs. Tulip and A $2,000 Wedding blog.  A Practical Wedding often features budget weddings.

Lots of girls around here are on tight budgets, too, so I’m sure there are many more resources out there!  Keep us posted on your finds–and good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Great way to save on save the dates (if you choose to send them):  Get a design made for you on Etsy.com.  They are about $15 for the design.  You get a jpg image that you can then print at walmart as a picture.  depending on how many you order they are only about 8 – 16 cents each!!!  Buy envelopes online from a paper store. 

We got a beautiful, classy design made for our Save the Date and the stamp cost more than the picture and envelope together!

You could probably even do this for an invitation, just make it 5 x 7 instead of 4 x 6.

Promise, there are really nice designs out there that are customizable to your wedding theme/colors.

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I second the $2000 Wedding blog — aside from Weddingbee it’s the only one I bother reading anymore because it makes me feel good about our choices and not pine for more expensive things ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I don’t have many specific tips that you probably havent already been doing (researching DIY projects like crazy).  But one other thing that has been really helpful for us planning a wedding with a teensy budget with big DIY dreams has been pacing ourselves!  I have an extensive google calendar with due dates for getting research done on different things and booking things by x date and starting/finishing invitations blah blah blah, you get the idea.  Our wedding is in November, the weekend after yours, and for me, I feel like I’ve got everything we need to do planned well in advance and spaced out so I won’t go crazy.  I’m SURE that things will go awry and a few things will take longer than expected but I feel much better having a detailed calendar.  But I’m also just that kind of person, haha.  It might work for you guys especially since you’re paying for things along the way.  

Best of luck! You can do it and you two will have a LOVELY celebration.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Hey girl! I feel for you!

I do invitation design on the side, and wouldn’t mind doing a design for you for free, if you’d like. I know that saving anywhere is really important. email me at [email protected] if you’re interested ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck!!

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

we live in texas, and are getting married in florida…our budget is around 2000, wedding in october…..we are DIY everything but dress/tx and dj…..

dress:$300

tux(zoot suit):$125

dj:$325

food:$175

dessert table(doing cupcakes and candy bar):$100

hall:free(entire family is eagles club members)

ceremony:$200(doing it at an outdoor garden supplier, free to set up during 11am and 5pm and we get to use the greenhouse and ALL of their flowers plants

rentals:$150 (only renting chairs & a few odds and ends)

rings:$100(we both want titanium)

officiant:FREE! my Future Mother-In-Law is marrying us, she is a pastor, and is pretty excited ๐Ÿ˜‰

flower girl dresses:$150(my stepdaughters & my Maid/Matron of Honor is coming from IL so i’m buying their dresses)

Maid/Matron of Honor gown:$100

flowers/deco:$100, I’m DIY’ing everything….and bought all my vases and confetti etc from dollar stores(plus, garden ridge is getting rid of their party planning spots, so everything is on sale)(also michaels, hobby lobby has all wedding stuff on sale and all flowers are 1/2 off!) and the little spots of fabric for my centerpeices to rest on, are actually tafetta pillow covers from the dollar store!

favors:$30 for 50, tiny white gift bags, and we’re having a "prohibition" mafia style reception, so our favors are the tiny chocolate liquer filled bottles(but i’m picking out the nasty ones lol)

 

the red flowers/centerpiece are mine(minus black boas that will slink around the candle holders(mini bouquets for FG’s rather than petals)

the purple/pink is myh girlfriends stuff…..i’m doing her floral/decor also, b/c we can very easily use my candle holders but we have tea lights in her purple color, and i have a violet satin/organza pillow covers that goes with hers

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Post # 9
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Helper bee

It’s possible just takes some flexibility. Were doing a 4000 or as cheap as we can make it wedding lol. I read these two books that saved my life and sanity

How to Have a Big Wedding on a Small Budget

Bridal bargains

 

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