(Closed) Burnt out after 2 months of engagement, OMG!!

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Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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x3leesa:  I actually made my own in Excel! 

I have columns for the name of the item, the estimated cost (what we want to spend or expect to spend), the realistic cost (based on research and talking to vendors), amount paid so far, and a notes column for extra info. 

You can easily make the numbers add together at the bottom using the “sum” formula button and making sure the whole column is included, and you can also always insert extra columns or rows wherever you need them when you make your own. 

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Hey I completely understand where you’re at right now. My situation is a little different (FI in military so it was almost impossible to set a date and was driving me CRAZY lol)…we also have the tight budget and finally we decided on eloping! Well sort of, we plan on having my parents and sister and his parents and sister and 2 of our closest friends and have a beach ceremony and dinner reception. Total cost will be around 2500! We had a higher budget originally so now we will splurge on our honeymoon and put the rest in savings. We also plan to have a vow renewal party in a year so we can invite all of the family to celebrate. I don’t mean to just talk about my wedding but I’m trying to tell you about a cheaper option 🙂 it’s cheaper and ever since I decided I feel so calm and relaxed And just EXCITED!!! I know in Vegas it’s harder because there’s a lot of the little chapel and Elvis things whih you say you don’t want. So maybe there’s some way to have a beautiful wedding still. I staryed googling “SoCal elopement packages”. Some hotels did it or there were companies that did it. Maybe you could get married further away from Vegas so that you can find a less “Vegasy” type wedding…anyways good luck! Id love to hear what you decide. 

 

Side note: some of the elopement packages I looked at allowed you to have up to 20 guests. And if you paid extra you could get up to 50…so there can be guests  And if you are able to pay for it yourself without the inlaws help then maybe you could cut the guest list…

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  mdmbee.
Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

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x3leesa:  yes, you could absoutely assign any other guest responsibility to cue music for the ceremony. donuts sound fun! I totally second the brunch idea – a picnic brunch wedding sounds like a really fun event, actually.

Post # 37
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Busy bee

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cjfarborist:  Yes, I second the idea of either renting a large house (like a farmhouse) or a large barn. Since it’s Vegas, there may also be a cool mansion or two available for rent!

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