(Closed) Oh.. Budget Wedding Ideas, Need Opinions

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i personally LOVE the look of babys breath by itself – im not a huge fan of it with other flowers.

i say go for it!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Dang girl – sounds like you have it all figured out!  

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I like the baby’s breath bouquets, very fresh and airy! And the boutonniere idea is really cute. What kind of ideas are you looking for? It does sound like you’ve got a pretty good idea of what style you’re going for and how to present it in a budget-friendly way!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have some of the same elements.  My centerpieces will have baby’s breath and I used that bout as inspiration for the ones I made for the boys.  I also made the corsages and bouquets out of fabric.  Find a dress you love in the store and then buy it off preownedweddingdresses.com.  You will save on the dress and also without having to pay for the bustle to be put in.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i think baby’s breath bouquets are GORGEOUS. i think it can look so classy when done right 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

how wonderful that the photography and band is being provided by others!! those are some of the biggest costs!

 

does your venue cost include food and beverage or just site fees?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

how many guests are you having?  The 5k has to cover all food, drinks, bridal attire, transportation, wedding party gifts and decor, correct?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

have you started looking at catering vendors yet?

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’m doing the same thing! I am using baby’s breath for all of the bouquets and centerpieces. I think it is very unexpected and pretty 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Definately start at food. That will eat the biggest chunk of your money. If you are allowed to bring in your own caterer you can shop around and work with one to meat your price.

How many people do you expect?

You could probably do a buffet cheapest. IE $40 x 100 people is $4000 for food so you may have to really minimize what you offer.  Maybe consider real simple pasta dishes and salads. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Ooh, love the boquet!  I also really like that boutonniere.  I did Ivy for our boutonnieres, which were practically free.  I suggest using ribbons for decorations/decor, and check out goodwill type stores for fun centerpiece ideas (glass bowls, wicker baskets, etc.).

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Post # 16
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Blushing bee

@totheislnds: Agreed.  By itself, it is so simple and beautiful.

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