Post # 1
Okay, this one is just for fun. 🙂 Imagine this: You have just decided to marry the love of your life, when – OH NO! Disaster of an unspecified nature strikes! There is no way you will be able to afford your entire wedding wishlist, and you know for a fact that you will need to sacrifice some things you think are very important.(Alternately, you are planning a wedding on EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE and know you won’t have time to plan or purchase everything you’d like to, so you need to pick what really, really matters.)
Create an ordered list, of what you would purchase first, and then what you would purchase after that if you still had a budget left over. For example, if I could afford nothing else, I would want a nice set of wedding rings to exchange the day of the wedding. Then, I’d like to purchase a simple dress for myself if I could; then, I’d like to purchase a celebratory dinner for my closest family members. So my list might look like this:
- Wedding rings
- Simple dress
- Intimate dinner
- Ceremony music
- …and so forth.
Feel free to ‘upgrade’ things further down your list. For example, I started with a simple dress, but maybe if I get a few more things I want, further down the list I’d want an upgrade to a nice gown.
Now, the money you DO have you can definitely use for your wedding – you don’t have to worry about saving for an emergency, or anything like that. I just want to know what you think are the most crucial parts that you are planning. 🙂
Post # 3
1) wedding rings
2) Bridal gown
5) intimate dinner
6) honeymoon with my love
with more money:
7) Venu on a yacht
8) Live music
9) guest list of 200
10) cocktail hour
11) sit down dinner
12) DJ on roof deck with dance floor underneath the stars
13) special lighting
Post # 5
I would alter my whole wedding in accordance with my budget. I mean, I wouldn’t buy a super expensive dress and then everything else cheap, I’d buy a more reasonably priced dress and more reasonably priced decor etc. But I guess in order of priorities:
Post # 6
@9ja4life: I’m in the same boat. 🙂
Post # 7
Things I have to spend money on?
2. white dress
3. rings (don’t have to be nice or permanent ones)
4. disposeable camera for witness
5. nosegay for me to hold
Given a little more money
4. appetizers and beer for family and friends at a casual restaurant
5. maybe upgrade to an actual simple wedding dress
6. upgrade appetizers to dinner, and include wine
Post # 8
When a friend was planning her wedding she advised the most important things to spend your money on were the three things that would really last.
3)…. I can’t remember! Does anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 9
I have write something like this out anyway because we’ll need to pinch pennies, emergency or not.
1) Wedding rings
2) officiant fee (if clergy friend doesn’t offer to do it for free)
3) Attire for me/bf (simple white dress& short veil for me/suit for him)
4) Meal for B/G/parents/witnesses
5) Bouquet and/or something to hold for me
If more money:
Upgrade the wedding dress, hire a professional photographer, go to a better resturant/hire caterer, add alcohol, have a studio bridal portrait done
Post # 10
Actually, this is happening to me now! I may be planning my wedding this Nov.! But here are my priorities:
1. Wedding Rings
I already have my photographer and my dress and that was two of my main priorities before.
Post # 11
2. Party room reserved at a resturant for about 10 family members + us
4. Nice suit for him, since I actually already have a white sundress I could wear in a pinch.
Family and friends could take photos!
Post # 12
This is not just for fun for me, this is real life! LOL. Resources are . . . finite. 🙂
5) Dress / Suit or Tux
7) Flowers and decorations
8) Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
shoot, rehearsal dinner might not even happen. And it’s not looking to good for favors.