- 6 years ago
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
My parents gave us a budget of $10,000. And explained what things that covers.
My grandparents are paying for the photographer.
My Future In-Laws are paying for the rehearsal, and besides giving her a type of food and a guest list, Future Mother-In-Law is handling that one entirely.
We are covering: his suit, gifts, rings, and videographer. And some decor pieces when my mom doesn’t like one.
We honestly don’t have a savings plan. We save anyway, and we already bought the rings. That was the only one that was hard. We’ll have enough to cover the rest of the stuff easily. We are paying for everything in cash, no loans and no debt. Same with all the people who are helping.
Tricks we’re using: exclusive venue that is cheap to those who are allowed to use it (FI is our connection). The venue also keeps our guest list down. And it doesn’t allow alcohol, so there’s another save. AND they only charge $22 per person for dinner. DIY flowers. Selling my dress after the wedding. Videographer only provides raw footage, no editing. No DJ.
I think that’s it. Besides that $10,000, I honestly don’t know what the total budget is. $15,000 maybe. We’re just being as frugal as we can. It was stressing me out trying to record every penny so we stopped doing that.