(Closed) SO GRATEFUL!

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Wow that is great! You are very fortuneate!

I haven’t had too much action in this department.

– My mom has offered to pay for the dj [$400, family friend], and some alcohol for the reception [probably around $200].

– And our venue has honored 2012’s rates for our 2014 wedding, since we booked it so early. It’s not a huge saving, probably around $100 or so, but that’s still money saved.

– I bought some menu holders from seller off wedding bee, i wanted 12 and she gave me the rest of them [5] for free! Very generous.

That’s been it so far, but i’ve been savig myself money by buying in bulk & off ebay. And doing tons of research to find the best prices.

Post # 4
Member
1066 posts
Bumble bee

I am so jealous hahaha xox

Post # 5
Member
9551 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

A supportive community was top of my wedding priority list so I’ve got tons of people involved in the wedding!!

  • Gran paid for my wedding dress
  • Dad is cooking BBQ for the Welcome Dinner
  • Future In-Laws are paying for Welcome Dinner
  • Neighbor is donating yard for ceremony/reception space
  • Aunt is helping craft decorations/signs
  • Cousin is doing my hair
  • Aunt is doing video
  • Friend is doing ceremony music
  • 2 friends as officiants
  • About a dozen friends/family are making desserts
  • A bunch of friends and family are helping with set-up and tear-down

I love my friends and family!!

Post # 6
Member
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How fortunate indeed!  🙂

Post # 7
Member
1059 posts
Bumble bee

Not getting married but your post inspired me to go do something nice for someone!

Also, how are you going to get your money out of the water jug?!?!

Post # 8
Member
1124 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are SO blessed!

My fiances parents paid for our honeymoon and put the deposit down on the ceremony space. Well turns out we wont be using the ceremony space and will not get our deposit back for them but that’s alright it was only $150 deposit and by changing the ceremony location we are saving about $400 and a lot of headache so anyhow..

My friend will be our caterer and only charge for the cost of food. So for great food for 100 people we are only paying $600. She is also letting us use her BEAUTIFUL property for the wedding

My fiances friend owns a wedding rental company and we are getting a lot of charges dropped for that. So for two nice porto potties, 8 large tables and 85 chairs (guessing some from the guest list wont show) we are only paying $385, a savings of about $200. My fiance and the groomsmen are also getting their rental tuxedos from the guy for $65 a piece instead of their regular $120 which is a $220 saving.

Fiances Grandmother is paying for our wedding cake in full. My future in laws are also paying for the grooms cake so total that’s saving us quite a few hundred dollars right there.

My friend from work has a second job at a linen company and is letting us use their linen free of charge which saves us quite a bit there.

Our musician is free since my Fiance is in the band 🙂

Our invitations and Save-The-Date Cards AND programs are free since Fiance uncle works at a printer company.

My mom paid for my dress which saved $1,200 there.

She’s also giving us a check for about $1000 to put toward anything we need for the wedding.

Pro photographer is a friend so all we have to pay is travel expenses which saves us thousands.

Lots of savings 🙂 Family and friends really help!

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