(Closed) A tiny bit of saddness and yet pure joy!

posted 13 years ago in Encore
Post # 4
7 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

We are also working with a tiny budget. Personally I am a cheap, and cannot for the life of me spend 14-30 thousand on  one day. He doesn’t hold me to any budget per say, but i have set one for us that is between 1,000 and 2,000. I know. MOst are telling me I t can’t be done, but I am doing it. My guest list is about 100. That is my limit. The ceremony is at a local city garden. The site is free, I only have to rent chairs at $1.50 each. The reception is a city building which run $20 per hour. For 6 hours comes to $120. Then my dress,  Since it is my second wedding, i am not going all white. I found a lavender satin bridesmaid dress at goodwill for $10. I am embellishing it with white lace adding dress total to 60-75 dollars. We are not doing tuxes, black slacks and white shirts with ties. Brides maid dresses i am still working on. Decorations, due to my theme I am using alot of river rocks… free. and purple and white gebera daisys.. cheap in fish bowls.. $1.97.  Invites printing myself on cardstock from sams club… $6 for reem. My sister is catering. Food cost about $300. Christmas lights and laterns  for rest of decore… there is a bit more but you get the idea.

Post # 5
3952 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow!  Seranyti has some great ideas..I’ve also found a few ideas too today in of all places…Southern Living magazine and you can use these items in your home after the wedding.

Inspiration need not be expensive and we have very crafty bees here.  As of recent, I’ve seen the prettiest flowers of all places at kroger’s …my grocery store.

There are a ton of ways to save.  Also check out Martha Stewart Weddings and she has a lot of DIY ideas that are money savers but look very expensive (the photo centerpieces is one I think of as of recent).

Much love to you Futuremrs.johnson…this will be a gorgeous day for you.  I send you wishes of inspiration and hope because this is spring and it reigns eternal!  I love the idea that Seranyti has of even going on an adventure to pick river rocks!  So many small things you can do are free or very inexpensive and needn’t push you over a budget. 

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