Post # 1
long story short at the age of 14 my daughter was assualted and as a result gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at the age of 15 she is now 18 almost 19 and has met the man of her dreams and wants to get married in november of this year ( i have been working on this for about a month now) I want her to have the most fabulous wedding she deserves this SO much she has worked hard to graduate high school while working part time to help with expenses for her daughter but the money is just not there for us we have found a wonderful dress (used) and a few vases for the reception so any any any ideas on how to make a cinderella day on an almost nonexisistant budget would be greatly appreciated either posted here or sent to my email at [email protected] forgot to add she wants the colors light blue dark blue and white
Post # 3
Welcome to WB and I am so sorry for your struggle.
It is so nice of you to want to do that for your daughter.
I would reccomend checking out websites with cheap and do-it-yourself ideas.
Also, recruit friends/family who can help you with things (can someone bake a cake? can somebody take nice pictures? etc)
Best of luck!!
Post # 4
I am sooooooooooooooooo sorry to hear that she had to go through that. I had a similar thing happen to me when I was young but I miscarried so I can totally relate to her situation. Just know that it makes a person stronger for sure and I have had many a times the LORD has used that bad thing that happened to me to help others.
Me and my fiance also have no money and are trying to make a wedding happen on a dream and a prayer so I am sure you will find lots of ideas. What part of the country do you live in? What kind of things are her and her fiance interested in? Maybe if we know a little more about them we can help with ideas:)
Do you want indoor or outdoor? Please let me know a little more and maybe I can help with ideas:)
Post # 5
Your daughter has gone through a lot! I hope you have the wedding of her dreams!
One of the biggest money saving ideas I have is to either have Saturday/Sunday brunch wedding, or to just have an hors d’oeurves and cake (or just cake) reception. You can save 25-75% on food/alcohol costs by doing either or both of those things.
Then you can feel free to spend the money on making the atmosphere just right with decor, flowers, and primping to make her feel like a princess.
As far as inspiration goes, check these out:
<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><span style=”color: #0066cc;”><span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><font color=”#0066cc”>http://www.stylemepretty.com/2008/06/09/reader-inspiration-boards/</font>
Post # 6
Where are they planning on having the actual ceremony? Will it be in your church or outside or somewhere else?
One thing nice about churches is that there are always members that are willing to help prepare and serve food and decorate. Plus they usually have reception halls with tables and chairs.
Flowers can get expesive, but dried lavendar would look nice in vases (the ones with blue flowers) and you can fill the vases with dried white beans and tie off a ribbon in another shade of blue. Or check out the coffee filter roses that some bees have made (they are very cool and you’d never guess they were FILTERS!
Go shopping at garage sales and second hand stores. You can usually find good stuff on the cheap.
Post # 7
I am so glad your daughter has found such an amazing man.
My fiance and I have found loads of decorating things at thrift stores such as Goodwill and Salvation Army. They have shelf after shelf of vases and they charged me a quarter a vase! I’d say hit a thrift store or a flea market and dig in.
Post # 8
I’m with stacey- if you do kind of a vintage or retro theme, it’s really easy to mix and mathc thriftstore and garage sale pieces. And with a little creativity, the dollar store can be your best friend.
It’s so nice when good things FINALLY happen to people who deserve them!