Post # 1
I decided to total this up and see for myself all the wedding related spending I’ve done in the last 6 months since we got engaged.
I’m including everything – spools of ribbon, shoes, jewelry, accessories, everything – so it’s not just DIY actually. But some of it is hard to define so I just decided to get a total.
I have a very ridiculous problem with buying things way too far in advance like shoes, jewelry, etc – until today I had not yet decided on a dress. So…. most of that is a waste! I also changed my color scheme a few months into planning so a bunch of that stuff went to waste as well. Ooops…
Anyway… the grand total is a whopping $2700 and that added up quick! The good news is I don’t have too much remaining miscellaneous items or DIY supplies to buy.
What about you? Did you even keep track?
Post # 3
So far I’d guess I spent around $200-$250 and that has made 6 bouquets, 2 boutteneires(sp?), my veil, flower girls basket, ring bearers pillow, favors, invitations, a small portion of the centerpieces, personalized hangers, and a few other odds and ends that I’m sure I’m forgetting! We are On a very tight budget and I’ve gotten some wicked deals so far on everything! Hoping to keep the budget around 3k, with our photographer being the most expensive thing.
Post # 4
I’m a waiting bee but I’ve decided to ease my anxiety by making paper flowers for my centerpieces. I’ve used paper and glue I already had plus scrap paper from work. So far I’ve spent $1 on skewers for the stems.
Post # 5
programs were $80 for 100
coaster favors were $80 for 1,000
bubbles with tags were $12 for 96
invites with RSVP and envalopes were $150 for 75
Save the date $30 for 75
….. total was about $350/ maybe $400 but we saved so much doing it ourself and it was custom to us and so perfect 🙂
Post # 6
Wow you guys are all way more economical than me!
Post # 7
Waiting no more!!! After one dollar spent and 64 flowers made, I am engaged! Back to the flower shop tonight 🙂
Post # 8
@Pinkmoon: I was like you in the begining. I was buying EVERYTHING I though was cute and then kept changing my mind. Finally, I decided to sit down and create a speadsheet for each DIY project I was planning on doing, with a budget and detailed list of things I would need. Now I stick to the spreadsheets and keep track of everything I buy, so that I don’t spend in vain anymore. I was lucky, because I was able to resell most the things I had bought but didn’t use.
Post # 9
I don’t know exactly, but I think I’ve spent around $60 on DIY projects thus far.