(Closed) Finish the Sentance: I’m saving money by foregoing…….

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We moved in with my mom just to save money for our wedding ๐Ÿ™‚ Its sucks at times! But you only get married once! Well atleast I hope so! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tradition.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The champagne toast! Too many people said it wouldn’t be missed, there will be unlimited wine and beer to toast with instead. Saving us about $650 + 22% service charge. Totally ok with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We gave up flower centerpieces, a simple candle provided by the place.  No favors, ordered silk flowers, & no boutineers (spelling).  I ordered a @32.00 cathedral length veil from ebay.  there’s more but that’s just off the top of my head

Post # 7
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598 posts
Busy bee

Our phones! We have crappy pieces of junk and pay $10 a money for texting. We have saved about $5000 in the last 4 years.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

1) flowers of all types, no bouts, coursages, etc etc

2) extra paper such as menus, programs, etc

3) no oot bags, no bathroom baskets, nada

4) beer and wine only, no top shelf liquor

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@aliavenue:  ‘tradition’ that made me laugh out loud

Decorations of any kind (Other than a few vases we already own and some wild flowers picked the morning of)

A tux for him, shoes for me

Chairs and catering

out of town bags etc. (its only my parents and 3 of his friends comming in from out of town)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Flower Centerpieces

A store-bought wedding gown

A professional photographer

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@MissFlowerPot:  a limo and fancy bouquets.  We are having the wedding and reception in the same place so we don’t need a limo and I think the bouquets are just a waste.  Will also probably skimp out on the shoes since no one will see them anyway!   

Post # 12
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5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

– Real Flowers… went with paper instead

– Dinner… We had a morning ceremony & brunch reception

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

GUESTS.

We did have a wedding with 75 guests planned, but then due to a terminal illness (my father) we cancelled it all and are now eloping on our honeymoon to make it easier on everyone.  Everyone person would have had to fly in.  It was just too much for my side of the family.  Eloping has also made it easier on us financially and less stress.

We’re still having the flowers, the cake, the fancy dinner, the dress/suit, the professional photographer – just for two now, and maybe FI’s parents.

Post # 14
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Transportation – we all took our own cars to the venue. Darling Husband and I left the reception in a pedicab to the hotel. Loved it!

Post # 15
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

videography. *sob*

also flowers (made them myself out of paper) and liquor

and limo

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@MrsNerdy:  I am giving up videography as well, but I figure someone in my family will have a nice camera and get some video!  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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