(Closed) Unsure of a wedding altogether… Any advice?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can plan a smaller, more intimate wedding – maybe at a restaurant you really like – a lot of them have private rooms….. or you can do a destination wedding somewhere you’ve always wanted to go and you’ll get a wedding, GREAT photographs, and an awesome trip out of it! 

Both my family and my fiance’s families are overseas, and only a few are able to fly over for our wedding, so we’re just planning on around 75 or so people.  Fine by me – I’d rather have 75 people I genuinely care about than an army of people I couldn’t care less about (and have to feed!)  Good luck with your decision! 

Post # 4
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Can I ask how many people you would possibly invite if you did the wedding wedding?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No it can be overwhelming. Can I ask questions in order to better help you? First do you have a budget? Then tell me your priorities. Mine look like this: a)my dress b)decorations c)flowers d)#of people e)food f)cake g)music h)photog i)time/date J)location

This site is great and we are all about helping each other so relax you arent completely alone friend 🙂

 

Post # 9
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m having a small intimate wedding w/ 50 ppl max.  Just fam and a small group of friends.  Due to circumstances, I wasn’t able to have my destination wedding so we’re getting married overlooking the ocean on a cliff.  I’m having a wedding dinner instead of a reception and then we’re going to bar hop.  Budget was 5k and I’m going to be over 1k. 

I would highly suggest you have a small intimate wedding and do some research.  Make it about the 2 of you, not about what it should be like. 

Post # 10
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

A small intimate wedding is the most fun to plan. You have a lot more personal touches and throw one in a less stressful way. It can be done for a lot less money too.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@iris1427: I’m just having a dinner.  And instead of a wedding cake, cupcakes.  No bouquet/garter toss or any of the standard reception activities.  Not even my photographer will be there..  I’ve decided to have a family dinner where everyone can just enjoy spending time w/ one another.   This is how our family celebrates holidays and other special occasions. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You definitely can throw a nice wedding in your budget. First go find a dress. Go to every bridal store in the area try on every style of dress. Take pics write down style #’s. Try on anything under $1500. Then go online and look at used wedding gowns. I have a list I can give you of sites. As long as you arent a hard to find size or extremely tall this will save you tons. Use the pics and style # to guide you and you should find a very reasonably priced gown that just needs alterations.  (alterations can be costly so don’t get a dress way to big or at all too small).

Take Fiance to try on suits. Take pics of him in several styles then go online. Overstock, Amazon both carry suits. Also watch for sales with Father’s day approaching. Buying can be almost as cheap as renting and in the end you have a nice sui,t always a bonus. 🙂

Try craigslist or the bee for a photog. Some are professional just wanting to expand their portfolio and some would shoot for a free vacation- you pay travel. This will be the hardest thing to tackle under budget so start early.

Do you have a theme in mind? If not don’t worry. I had one theme in mind but found the dresses that look best on me were too ornate for that theme so had to change it.

Cake, flowers,desserts, decorations can all come next. PM me and let me know how u make out.

 

Post # 15
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Since you want to plan a wedding under $3500, here’s some suggestions:

Photographer: You can always rent by the hour if need be.  I’m getting a wedding package because I want the disc.  I will use those photos to create books for my Mom and Future Mother-In-Law. Weddings are always an occasion for family photos.

Dress-I found my sample dress via yourdreamdress.com which I found on preownedweddingdress.com.  Check out recyceledbride.com and oncewed.com.  But you don’t have to go the traditional route, found a dress that you love whether its blue or striped.  Make it yours.

Dessert- Cupcakes are great.  You can make them or have your local grocery store. 

Food- If you don’t want to have it @ a restaurant, have a a picnic.  Potluck or catered.  I know several ppl who have done it.  I wanted to have the In N Out truck but it went over my budget.lol

I think ppl forget that our folks got married in a church and had their reception @ the family home or church location.  There wasn’t all the hoopla.  

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