- Mrs. Locket
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
So I am newly engaged..YAY!! The downside is we haven’t saved too much money and I can’t really depend on family for help with planning our wedding. I was researching and saw that the average bride spends 25k on their wedding!! I knew a wedding would be expensive, but being naive this made my jaw drop. I don’t and won’t have that kind of money saved up by next year! So I have come to the hive for some help and suggestions..I am thinking that for now 5k is more of a budget I can handle, but I worry this would lead to a "cheap" looking wedding. I am wondering how your low budget weddings have turned out..what made them economical yet elegant? I suppose I do always have the option of waiting longer to have our wedding, but hope for a fall wedding which would mean a really long engagement. I am a big DIYer and think that I would be able to save by making our centerpieces and other decor. I also wonder what did you do for food and beverage? Before I ask 100 questions I will stop typing, but do let me know any relevant advice. Also if you have pictures from your low budget wedding please post, I would love to see what 5k can look like!!