(Closed) Recession affecting your wedding budget?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: Are you scaling back your budget because of the recession?
    yes : (19 votes)
    44 %
    no : (24 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    yes because now we need a big down for a house :e(

    Post # 4
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m of the rare mindset that it’s kind of silly to spend an exorbitant amount on a single day’s celebration when there are children and families going to bed hungry and cold. This recession has made that all the more clear for my fiancee and me,  to the point where we’re looking at how to cut our budget from $10,000 (in a major, expensive city) to $5000.

    I know, we’re oddballs. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    16 posts
    Newbee

    I’m not engaged yet (because of the economy – how appropriate) and we’ll definitely be planning the wedding for a date far enough away for us to save enough money and not feel like we’re shooting ourselves in the foot financially.  AKA, paying for things in full and no credit cards.  Because of the economy, my fantasies of a larger (200 plus) wedding have changed to the realities of a smaller (100 and under) affair.  Oh well – c’est la vie!

    Post # 6
    Member
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Even before the recession we were trying to do things as nice and inexpensive as possible, so we can’t really cut back more than we started with.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m with HistoryBride – we were already trying to do things simply. We can’t cut out the majority of our budget because we’ve already put deposits down. We’re just not adding some of the extra frills we could have added if the cash had been there.

    Post # 8
    Member
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think that the recession has made me more aware of things than before, ie, people have always lost their jobs, but now I truly understand how devastating it is because a lot of friends & family members are losing their jobs.  So, in order to be more sensitive, we are trying to keep travel costs down by having a wedding closer to home and by also making sure our wedding dollar stretches further than before.  I also recently started searching for non-flower centerpiece options in order to save money.  My new obsession is scouring thrift stores (which are ALWAYS busy when I visit) for glass vases in order to save on the centerpiece cost per table.  Guess what?  It’s working and we will have a unique, eclectic look complete with white pillar candles, etc.

    Post # 9
    Member
    6 posts
    Newbee

    Love your resourcefulness, caliwed! I think the eclectic look with all the different vases is going to look GREAT.

    Post # 10
    Member
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Recession or no, our plan was always to KISS –Keep It Simple Stupid. ๐Ÿ˜‰ For us, it’s about getting family together to celebrate a happy occasion.

    Post # 11
    Member
    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Our budget was never insane, so there isn’t a lot to scale back on. In fact, we decided to have things catered, which wasn’t in the plan before. We both have really stable jobs and a decent chunk of change saved up and we aren’t depending on parents whose retirement accounts might have gotten destroyed. We consider ourselves very lucky.

    Post # 12
    Member
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I was already planning a budget wedding, so it hasn’t really hit me yet, but we’ll see – it may affect my guests though ๐Ÿ™

     

    RelentlessBride

    Post # 13
    Member
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    The budget is outrageous, but my parents want to throw a huge party and our reception venue is extremely expensive to the point of silly. We’re not scaling back b/c of the economy, but I wish we could. If I could plan it all again, I’d keep it simpler. But it’s in 3 weeks and we’ll love every second I know! ๐Ÿ™‚  

    Post # 14
    Member
    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

    We aren’t necessarily scaling back, but are more thoughtful of our decisions, knowing if we CAN save $$ somewhere – we’ll do it!

    Post # 16
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    Since we’re paying for the wedding in cash from savings we’re not going to be scaling back much. Most of the vendors are already booked so there’s not a lot of room to move, but we are doing more DIY-ing than I had originally planned just to be on the safe side.

    The topic ‘Recession affecting your wedding budget?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors