(Closed) If you couldn't afford a wedding…

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What would you do if you didn't have the money for a wedding?
    Courthouse! : (262 votes)
    72 %
    Wait until I've saved enough, even if it takes years : (74 votes)
    20 %
    Pay what I can and put the rest on credit : (27 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 77
    Member
    51 posts
    Worker bee

    @AxolotlFan:  A couple of girls have suggested a court house then back garden bbq. I think thats a wonderful idea, infact im thinking along the lines of that myself. I really dont think I want to spend 20 thousand on a wedding!

    We have not decided a date yet but when we do I was thinking of church with immediate familiy then back home for a kick-ass party with friends and family! If we go with this option we will have the bbq catered and put on a full bar etc but will be a fraction of the cost of hotel or restraunt!

    The pot luck option is fab also, if I was asked to a pot luck/backyard wedding I would be delighted to take a pot with me, people always like to help one another out!

    Crank up that i-pod and go for it girl!

    If you have even a small budget Id use it for a photographer and a great dress for the day!

     

     

    Post # 78
    Member
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I personally would do the courthouse and all it a day.  For me the wedding/ceremony is more important than a party. I would prefer friends and family witness us getting married than the reception itself. If we can’t have a wedding where people would be present, then I’m not doing a reception either.  The only reason why we’re doing both is because 100% of my family is from out of state and it would not be fair for them to witness a 20 minute ceremony and move on. 

    Post # 79
    Member
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee

    Courthouse Courthouse Courthouse! I’m still rallying for the courthouse and we can afford an expensive wedding. I think they can be done so classily and the simplicity and no fuss really appeals to me. I really don’t want to get sucked into a huge wedding by my family’s influence (my family mainly meaning my mother lol). Sorry, side tracked dreaming of my own courthouse desires…for your original question, clearly I’m voting for courthouse but if you really want the princess wedding, I’d say wait and save as much as you can. Best of luck to you!

    Post # 80
    Member
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Courthouse would not be an option for us. But, similarly, we’d get married in the church and skip the reception. Maybe just go out to dinner with immediate family. The courthouse isn’t the only option for no-budget, unfussy wedding.

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