(Closed) need help cutting costs!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Are there other things that you haven’t bought yet?  Like shoes, jewelry, veil etc..  Can you borrow any of those things.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Is it possible to cut costs on attire? officiant? music? rentals? where do your costs seem to be going? how much do you need to still cut? If you still have to cut a lot of money, you probably will have to reduce the guest list

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

What else is left to purchase?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Use plastic silverwear and clear acrylic plastic plates.  We are doing this for our cake plates and some cups (but renting glass for others, but we are kinda enviro).  If it saves you money, do it.  We got ours on coupon at costco.  

Use white butcher block paper for “table clothes” and have people draw on them.

Skip the alcohol completely, or only do wine, or only beer so you don’t need to rent two kinds of cups (or use plastic).   

Do an evite or paperless post STD, or skip them and just send your invitations.  

DIY invites from Michaels or a craft store (where you can buy with coupon). 

Do a potluck dessert bar where family members agree to bake and bring. 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh, or see if someone wants to give you something as a gift.  I have certain friends who wanted to pick up costs of things we might otherwise cut, like photo booth, wine, music, etc.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

sign up for weddingful.com… it’s like groupon for weddings! hopefully it’s in your area…

otherwise, skip whatever rentals you can, or make a call out to all your family and friends to see what people already own or can chip in.

I heard of some women who started a bridal co-op, where they all went in together, 4 of them, and jointly purchased those items they would normally all rent. Maybe you can liasion with other brides in your area that are getting married around the same time?

after all 4 weddings, they sold most of it, and they all got their initial investment back!

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