- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
Okay, so I’m not engaged yet, but I know it is 150% coming. We have talked about many, many details of our wedding, and I was told that I’m allowed to look some stuff up to see what things cost etc. Well, I figure if I make a rough-draft budget that might be useful and a tad less stressful for once the engagement comes.
So far I have figured these things:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Free (family land)
Officiant: Free (church Pastor)
Wedding Dress: $400 MAX (there’s a bridal shop nearby with brand new dresses $200 to $500 that were donated. I refuse to try on any dresses over $400)
Flowers: Only having flowers for 5 bouquets, 7 bouts, and 2 corsages. Going to use silk flowers for those. (no decoration flowers) … idk, $200?
Food: $300? Cookout style, hamburgers/hotdogs, fixings, etc. Also, finger foods before then: crackers, cheese, fruit, etc.
Photographer: Free. Groom’s cousin.
Ceremony Music: $100.00 College music major
Reception Music: iPod and speakers
Groom’s outfit: Free. He wants to wear his own clothes… no rentals.
Maid’s/Men’s Outfits: They will be paying for them
So I’m up to $1000… What else do I need? Obviously we will save up a little extra for wiggle room… but I KNOW there has to be more than this! Any ideas?
We are very casual, laid back people. We will not have any crazy partying, dancing, or drinking. We are definitely not boring by any means, we just dont need headaching music and hangovers to have fun. We have plenty of other ideas up our sleeves to have fun. 🙂 Also, we were talking about a noon’ish wedding.
Also, would you need to tip all the free-bees? Like the venue, photographer, Pastor, etc. I was excited that we have so many free offers up on the table, but then once you add possible tips in, they’re no longer free. haha.
I know someone is going to say it, so I’ll say it for you. Please don’t comment something along the lines of “you’re not even engaged yet, don’t worry about it until you have to.” But I know its coming and I was given permission to start, so I am. Plus, I figure the more I kind of straighten out now, the more I can enjoy my future engagement, and wont be as crazy and stressed as a lot of engaged women get. I’m not booking anything, just trying to get some things in order.
EDIT: I realized that I had already thought of other thigs that I didn’t list here, I just forgot them in my main post! To see what else I had already *kind of* thought of, scroll down and ready my comments 🙂