- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
I know this sounds nearly impossible for some brides… But yes, my total wedding cost came down to $10,000. Which was a definite PLUS for both me and my husband.
After we got engaged, we set a budget of $10,000. Couple years of serious penny pitching, we were able to have our dream wedding at a low cost.
Some tips that I would definitely like to share:
1. Do your research!
2. A big help was all you DIY brides out there.. I made a bunch of stuff for my wedding from ring bearer pillows, bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, misc.
3. Seriously budget where you want to spend most only money on. For my husband and I, most of our money went to our photographer ($2500 – engagement, wedding, after session included + story of us video) and our venue (approx. $5500).
4. “The cake”: yes it is important to have the cake but dropping over a couple benjamins on a cake seemed a bit ridiculous to me.. ESPECIALLY when some people are not cake people. For my wedding, my sister-in-law’s mother made our cake. If you know someone that knows how to make a kick-a** wedding cake, definitely take advantage of it.
5. Bridesmaids dresses/Tuxedos: They paid for their own dresses/tuxedos… Big money saver for us. David’s Bridal/Men’s Warehouse usually have special offers.
6. Centerpieces: I would say I spend no more than $150. I bought most of the items from Michaels when they were 40-50% off. So SALES really do help a lot and COUPONS!! Instead of using real flowers for my centerpieces, I made tissue paper pompoms. And I definitely got great comments about it.
Anyway, if you need more points, I am happy to help!!!
Here’s some pictures from my big day!!!! and my centerpieces