(Closed) OK is this exceptable?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

A wedding redo? I never heard of this… im very intrigued by this! I did alot of my wedding shopping at Michaels Craft store. I signed up with their emails and received a 45%-60% coupn every other day!!

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How many guests would you be having?

Post # 5
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ooh, vow renewal. well, do you have a place to have it? Check unusual venues… I know a children’s museum near me rents the gardens and the building for $600, or an art gallery that rents for $400! It might benefit you to find a place first and THEN get things together (like colors, etc) so you aren’t rocking black and pink in a green and brown room.

Next, remember that you don’t have to do things exactly the same way. To save money, maybe do a dessert table instead of a cake, have cocktails and hors d’oeuvres instead of a dinner. You can do a guestbook and ask a friend to take pictures instead of a photographer…

Even still, finding a place and paying for all food and drinks let alone anything else on a $1500 budget may prove to be a stretch. I think it’s doable, but keep in mind what rentals will cost (like if you do it at home to save money), any licenses you’ll need for alcohol, etc. And many places may already be booked for June… it’s a popular month! 

I wish you lots of luck, and congrats!

Post # 8
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m sorry to hear that there was a crisis on your original wedding day, but excited that you’re having a “mulligan”.  🙂 

To cut some costs:

Maybe skip a full meal and do an extended cocktail hour with passed apps and then a big dessert bar? (just make sure to do this NOT at the dinner hour so your guests won’t be starving)

Or if you want a lot of food – maybe something ethnic?  You can often find great deals on catering from local mexican, indian, chinese, italian places…. 

If you do the reception in the evening – candles are a great way to save $ on decorations….  fill the pool with floating candles and flower petals.  Instant atmosphere on the cheap. 

Also, keep checking thrift stores – but also the WB Classifieds, Craigslist, Ebay, etc. and occassionally you can find great deals at Orientaltrading.com and Save-on-crafts. 

🙂  Yay!


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