Post # 1
We have a very tight budget. We are paying for everything ourselves, so our budget is about $5,000 with only 50 guests. Can someone give me tips on the following:
Fresh Flowers- despite our budget, I want fresh flower centerpeices (with 10 tables, it shouldnt be a huge expense) ,but what is a way to save money on those?
Favors- Unique ideas that wont break the bank?
Gifts for the wedding party?
Post # 3
For flowers, we saved alot by going with a local flower farm. This was the only way we were able to afford flower center pieces. There are two near Ithaca, NY. Send me a PM if you are interested in more details.
Post # 4
Have you thought about buying flowers at Sam’s or Costco or a flower market and arranging them yourself?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Wegman’s may also be a possibility for flowers if you live near one. I used them for my engagement party, and it was great.
There are tons of favors that won’t break the bank, especially with that few guests – do you want something edible?
Post # 6
what kind of favor ideas do you have? are you willing to DIY it? there’s always the donation route– you never have to say how much you’ve donated! (but organizations will still appreciate receiving a donation no matter how small!)