(Closed) under 10K budget question…

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am trying to do the whole thing for under $6000 & this is a bump up from our original $4000. I also am not into vintage/ rustic. I am going for more of a glad DIY. We had to bump our budget up due to not finding any venues that fit this vibe that was under budget. The only thing we found was the park & backyard, which don’t work. We finally fucked put after literally looking everywhere in our area, with a less used and secluded country club, so it looks like I will ne able to accomplish this. We will be doing everything DIY except the food, lines (using the aides), and we have a very inexpensive photographer that is a fried who just started in the business. It can be done, just work on getting the lowest prices for the big ticket stuff so that u can spend more on the others.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My extreme top-end is 10k…so far its right @ 8k, with everything done except the last minute things…alterations, gifts, hair/makeup, etc.  I really hoping to not go over 10k. 

I’m still 1 year out, but finding exactly what I want is important to me and I never do anything last minute.  I’m NOT vintage…thoroughly modern, but not trendy is my style.

If I didn’t insist on the top photographer and the most expensive venue in the area I would be WAY under 10k  But, the great thing about my venue is that its all-inclusive so food, decor, linens, dinner wear, and pretty much everything else except alcohol and a DJ included.  I probably wouldn’t be able to do it for cheaper by finding different vendors.  I’ve been obsess with my photog ever since I first saw his photos a few years ago.  He’s expensive, but SOOOOO worth it.  I figure for the rest of my life, my memories and photos are all I’m gonna have, so I didn’t skimp there.

I’m saving by finding a dress for under $500, no veil (veils are stupid expensive, IMO), my mom is doing all my flowers, and the church only requires a small cleaning fee.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am getting married on the 10th and it’s  a12k wedding not anthro style. It’s going to be more lux than that. I’ll post pix. 

 

We are getting those pintuck runners from efavormart. And we have tons of cheap glass vases that we spraypainted satiny silver. We are tying ribbons around the necks and having stems of English garden roses. And I picked up tons of cheap mercury glass votives at the Christmas tree shop. 

 

Behind the places we are exchanging vows there will be a silver curtain with sparkly teal and green ornaments hanging in front of it. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I think that with a budget under 10k, it is easier to pick up items from flea market and thrift store that go with the vintage look versus new things. I had a vintage/rustic wedding and was not offended by this in the least. I think a lot of brides just find it easier to keep it within budget with vintage items.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We had our wedding for around 6k, with 70 people.  There was a LOT of DIY. Our theme was *springtime/birds/sparkles wherever I could sneak them past DH*. We got a great deal on our venue since we got married in the “off” season (March), but we really saved the most money with the fact that I DIYed a ton of stuff.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ours is coming under budget at $5200 for 100 guests.  We are not doing a vintage theme at all.  I did a lot of stuff myself though.  This was my inspiration pic:

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My budget is less than $1000. [comment moderated for snark]

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My budget is around 4500 and I’m not doing the vintage/barn/burlap/random-picture-frame-hanging-from-a-tree look. It’s hard because I’m not creative so I really need inspiration, but all the blogs seem to be showing the same type of wedding. I think those weddings are cute, they just aren’t me though.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Right, I’m whinning. Poor me. Ummm….NO. I’m choosing to have a small wedding. Even if I did have funds to blow on *ONE DAY* I wouldn’t. My fiance and i would rather spend our money on making our house a home, and of course going on a kick ass honeymoon. 😛

 

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