We are still in the process of our wedding, but everything is going better than planned still… We will only be spending about $2,000 total out of our own pockets. A big part, is knowing people when it comes to saving money, for us that is. And of course the DIYs.
For your questions:
What was your biggest expense?
Our biggest expense is going to be decorations. But since they are mostly DIY they will be super cheap
Any tips or advice?
Think of people you know that could really help, and don’t be afraid to ask. They mostly seem “honored” to help. We didn’t ask for anything for free, we offered to pay everyone but with fiances friends and family and mine, we’re getting the reception hall for free, the ceremony spot for practically free, food free, alcohol free, music free, dress free, invitations and Save-The-Date Cards free, honeymoon free, the list goes on and on and on. What we did, like my fiances Uncle works at a printing shop. We just asked him how much it would cost to get our invitations printed and he insisted he do them for free. We already recieved our 150 save the dates all for free and now he’s just waiting for us to finish up our invitations and he’s insisting on us letting him do that for us. It happened that way with nearly everything, although we didn’t plan it. Basically don’t be afraid to ask or accept help
What all did you DIY?
I’m doing the flowers all, my shoes, I have three flower girls and I’m doing their dresses, I’m doing the name cars, the gift bags witht he favor (candy flavored vodka)I did my head piece, I wanted to make my dress but mom convinced me to let her buy me one. I’m doing mine and the bm’s jewelery the bouquets, the garders, the bouttaniers, centerpieces, the signs, the invitations (but I’m not printing them myself) the guest book, and a ton of other things I can’t think of atm, I have a huge binder full of DIYs I’m breaking into 🙂
What was the biggest waste of money?
I don’t believe in wasting money so I’m cutting all useless or unnecessary items off my list, within reason of course. I only plan to spend money on things I feel need to be at my wedding to make it personal really, the rest of the things are either free or we are going without.