Post # 1
Hi I’m Victoria, I’m 19 years old, and will be a new mommy in January. My fiance and I are wanting to get married after we have our little girl. Most likely in April when it;s not too cool but isn’t hot yet. 🙂
One thing though is that my mother is unable to help financially and my dad and his wife are too wrapped up in their own lives now that they have been able to start a family of their. They have gone as far as to try and take me off their 2nd insurance even though they know we can not afford to put me on my fiance’s insurance as of right now. So we don’t want them to be a part of annything anymore since they have done nothing but try and bring us down.
Anywho, we basically have a budget of about $1000. Brian (my fiance) says that it will mostly go towards a dress because he believes I at least deserve that. And we both don’t want a courthouse wedding. Not unless we absolutely have to.
Does anyone have advice for me so we can have something of an intimate wedding ceremony/reception that won’t kick us broke???
I have done many sweepstakes but thye just seem too good to be true.
Please someone who understands please give me some advice.
Post # 3
I have so many questions!
- How many people did you want to invite?
- How do you feel about a destination wedding?
- Can you cook?
- Do you belong to a church?
- Do you have a circle of friends willing to help?
The answers to these questions will allow us to better help you.
Post # 4
Welcome to the Hive and Congratulations! What about a “potluck” backyard wedding?
Post # 5
On a side tangent, if you offer to pay for the additional cost of yourself on insurance, your dad and stepmom may be willing to add you onto it, however because you are over 18, legally they may not be permitted to do so if you are out of school.
Secondchances poses some good questions. A lot of things will need to be DIY or friendor. Scour the boards for a secondhand dress. Pull out the ipod for the wedding. See if you can have a friend officiate in your state. Potluck dinner or see if friends/relatives will cook for you. (If not, cake and punch reception.) Electronic invites. Skip the alcohol. Cut flowers from friends backyards for centerpieces or see what you have at home that can work (e.g. unique curos, books, etc.). It’s doable, it’ll just take work and accepting you can’t have everything (e.g. you may need to decide between spending on a dress or photographer).
Post # 6
Welcome to the hive!
A good friend of mine did a potluck wedding at their church. It was one of the best weddings that I’ve been to. They had a tight budget and a lot of friends helped them out. A member from the church was a photographer-took the photos, one was a baker-made the cake.
Also, you could do a cake and punch receptions. Those are nice as well.