(Closed) quickly finding out the prices of wedding

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Congratulations on your engagement!!! And welcome to Weddingbee.

There are TONS of ways to cut back, and you’ll find GREAT ideas on WB.

To start with, are you heartset on a Saturday wedding? At our venue, it was $3,000 less to do it on a Friday or Sunday! Just a thought for starters. 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 4
Member
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Congratulations!!

I’m a 2012 bride from PGH, too… and felt/feel the exact same way, lol! 

Post # 5
Member
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Timiyajac082004: there are a TON of ways of saving money.

You can make a lot of things yourselves (invitations, favors, food…etc)

It just really takes a discussion between you and your Fiance (and your parents if they are helping) about what your budget is. That will really determine what you’re able to spend, and then you can go from there.

If you don’t have a huge budget, decide what is most important to you..photography, the venue, food, a full bar…

Good luck! there are a TON of posts about budget brides making it work.

Post # 6
Member
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Congrads on your engagement! I have found this site helpful for looking at cost break downs of different budget weddings:

http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/

Post # 7
Member
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

congrats! and welcome!

you can def cut your budget – though wedding ARE expensive. i would start researching now..there are tons of things you can do to cut budget like bringing your own alochol and DIY invites!

good thing you found the bee because we have tons of ideas on how to cut costs among many other things.

i managed to come out of mine at about 18k. which is still ALOT but its not 30!

 

Post # 8
Member
1767 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Congrats and welcome! There are some really smart ladies on here who have a lot of good tips! I’m from Youngstown and a student too, so I totally understand your situation!

How many people are you looking to have? And what kind of wedding do you envision? Maybe if we see any money-saving ideas for things you’re interested in we could let you know about it!

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