(Closed) Paying for things

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The amount your gonna spend depends mostly on how many people are going to be at your wedding.

Post # 4
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You will become a DIY diva!!  Keep your guest list as small as you can and don’t sweat what you can’t have.  Love what you can afford and make it as personal as you can.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It really depends on the guest count initially. Less guests = less food/bev., less flowers for centerpieces, less linens & chairs (if you’re renting), etc.

You can do it!

Post # 6
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46336 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Start by making  alist of the people you absolutely MUST have at your wedding.

Decide what you want for your reception.

Then get quotes from vendors.

After that either cut back your guest list, change your expectations for the reception, or figure out what things you can DIY to save money and what things can be eliminated entirely.

No one will ever miss favors, for example. They are nice but most guest would rather have dinner than favors.

There are lots of websites and ideas available online (here on the bee there are many posts) re how to be frugal in wedding planning.

Post # 7
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1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@busybride11: Another suggestion would be to incorporate the two things, destination wedding with your budget. Talk to your family, see who’d be willing to pay to come to a Destination Wedding, and maybe you can help pay part of the way? I know a friend of mine ended up paying for her parents to come to the Destination Wedding because they didn’t have the funds, and it was still cheaper than doing it in her city.

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