(Closed) cost effective option advice needed!

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

There are tons of little things you may or may not be thinking about but you do need to consider them and decide whether or not to have them. Such as

– Marriage License

– Guest book

– Flower girl basket

– Ring pillow

– Cake, if not provided by caterer

– Dishes, cups, and silverware, if not provided by the caterer

– Tips

– Makeup artist and hair stylist, including trials

– Your accessories, including hairpieces, bra, crinoline, stockings, shoes

– Gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen

– stuff to be tossed as you exit, like birdseed, bubbles, sparklers, petals, etc

– programs

– invitations

– save-the-date cards

– postage

– bathroom baskets/emergency kit for you

– Cake knife and server (you can get really nice engraved ones for $20 at oriental trading)

– toasting flutes (same deal with these at oriental)

– transportation to and from the venues

– accommodations for you and your hubs on the wedding night

this is just off the top of my head, im sure there are more.

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

The one thing I didn’t think to include in my budget was the attendants gifts and tips for the cateres and the photographer. you can make your own bouquet that will cut down a little on the flowers too.

Post # 5
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@kah6044:  As far as flowers go, what have others done to keep this cost down without  really skimping?  My plan for centerpieces is to alternate using lanterns,  wooden boxes with flowers, and low arrangements in vases.  

So, to keep our flower costs down, we are using in-season flowers that are not roses or lilies but more like dahlias and other lovely, yet not 100% traditional, flowers. We are also using lots of botanicals, green dots and lush green filler to make the pretty blooms pop and also fill them out.

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