(Closed) Sacrificing elements

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wanted to get married in an old fort on an island of the coast of Finland but it was a) super expensive and b) booked nearly 2 years in advance

 

Post # 4
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re sacrificing the guest list.  Instead of a 300+ wedding, we’re hoping for 120.  I have a huge family and a vast network of friends and coworkers and I really wish I were able to invite everyone, but we can’t.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The only thing missing from my wedding that I really wanted is my brother. His military service isn’t allowing him to make it. I would really have loved to have letterpress invites also, but just not in the budget.

Post # 6
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Location… I would have liked a B&B but they want you to rent out the entire mansion for the night… and also would have preferred a winter wedding (so I could go with the theme winter wonderland), but my future inlaws spend their winters in another state and dont want to fly in once they leave.

Post # 7
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We sacrificed a full bar and are serving light beer and wine only.

Post # 8
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5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A fancy pro photographer – we’re having a family friend who’s semi-pro do it. It will save a lot of money and she’s an awesome person, but I am not 100% confident the pics will be as good as if it were a really great wedding photog.  Fingers crossed!

No wedding registry, per my fiance’s wishes

Dream venue – we’re just doing it at my mom’s house.

No engagement ring

Things we’re NOT sacrificing:

Food, mainly. Our caterer is awesome and sources a lot of ingredients locally.

High quality wines – my stepdad is an oenophile and very particular!

My dress is being custom designed (by a friend, so the price isn’t astronomical).

Custom invitations (designed and printed at cost for me by another friend as a wedding gift.)

Pro hair (and maybe makeup)

Post # 9
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wanted fireworks at the end of the night, I’m being quoted about 10K.  Don’t see that happening.

Post # 10
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I really wanted to get married in New York City, but it was waaaaaay too expensive.

We also hired a friend of my sister’s for cheap to run the fauxtobooth, but she got into a fender bender and never showed.  We got what we paid for on that one.  Oh well!

Post # 11
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Photography.  Really amazing photography just wasn’t in the budget.  Instead we’re paying less for okay photography.

Post # 12
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5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Good question. I gave up pocketfolds because postage was expensive and the invitations cost more. I also had to change a few things with decor because it was too expensive, but I think it looks better now than it did when it cost more.

 

Post # 13
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m giving up the photobooth.  It’s too expensive through my photographer and I don’t want to put in the effort for a fauxtoboth.

My Fiance wanted fireworks, but we are getting married on a farm and we can’t have them because of the debris falling into the pastures. I also couldn’t have worked it into the budget anyways.

Post # 14
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

– an adults-only reception

– a dj (doing ipod)

– videographer (doing flipcam)

– full bar (beer/wine only)

– hot chocolate bar (remains to be seen… i’m on the fence about the cost of this still)

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