Post # 1
OK the Hubby and I are planning a June 5, 2010 Wedding redo, everyone who was there likes the idea because of some cercumstances. Everyone that couldnt make it to the wedding in august is gungho too because they can make it to this one. My idea is to have a Black, pink and silver weding, anyone have ideas for a 1500 wedding budget? I am in the middle with all my ideas, and where is the best place for cheap but great wedding items.
I am searching goodwill, thrift stores, yard sales and I am DIY alot of stuff. Thanks in advance ladies
Post # 3
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
How many guests would you be having?
Post # 5
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 # 6
Yes a wedding redo like a vow renewal, but we never got to do the wedding thing for a crisis happened on wedding day. We went to the JOP and we wanted to do it right this time around. Our guest list is at about 30-50 people may become around 70 depending on his family that wanna come, but we will know by new years after we get together with the family.
Post # 7
We have our venue, we are having the ceremony in his parents pool house. Its huge and enough room. Then the reception and cocktail hour in his parents house. Well just the cocktail hour in the house, and around the pool will be the reception. If anyone wants to dance there is ample space in the house for those to chill and relax as well. There basement will be like a game room for the kids. Its all free from his parents. And they are supplying the alcohol for those who want to drink.
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
Thanks alot ladies Ill keep checking on here for answers see ya in a bit