(Closed) Vent, Know I should not expect any….

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Cut the ‘crap’. I.e cut out the flowers altogether. No one cares abt them anyway. They wilt and die.

Cut the cake out and instead get cupcakes from Costco. They taste just as good. And maybe a small cake for the top tier of the cup-cake stand. Big chunk of savings right there.

Cut out the limo if you have one. Arrange rides for yourselves.

Try to cut the guest list if at all possible. That will save the BIGGEST CHUNK.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@labluver:

I am so sorry for your FMIL’s uncertain situation!

 

As for everything that is left, can you give us a list?  As in stuff that is not paid for.

Downgrading the dress to something cheaper? Or was it alreayd altered?

 

As a last resort if it’s a couple thousand, maybe use a CC, as a LAST resort.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Cut the guest list

I think cutting the extras (toasting flutes, cake toppers, cake to cupcakes, flower arrangements) will help, but it won’t be enough.  You’ll have to slice the guest list to make an impact at this point.

Post # 6
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

If the wedding isn’t until July, you’ll both get tax returns,won’t you? That will help some and maybe pick up a part time job to help out?

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you work out a payment plan with the photographer to extend past the wedding date?   Pick up a part time job for the holiday and next few months?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Cut coursages and boutionaires.  Ask the photographer to cut the engagement session, and discount the price by $300-400.  Also ask the photographer to cut the book to save another $100-150.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Do you have or belong to a Sam’s Club? They sell packages of premade flowers as well as bulk flowers that would work beautifully for you. You should really check them out as it will save you a ton of money and the flowers have been beautiful.

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?categoryId=2135&pid=_GoogleAds_Flowers_sams_club_flowers’ defer=’defer

We got the 17 piece white package and it was perfect!

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?categoryId=1256&altQuery=&rootDimension=1001256&navAction=push’ defer=’defer

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@labluver: They just don’t wear coursages or boutineres.  Men wear suits and tuxedos all of the time without them. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@labluver: Check out super markets.  I got my floral center pieces for $30 at a local market.  My bouquet and 3 bms bouquest were $200 total from Whole foods.  And my mom made my boutineers with costco roses – $16/2 dozen.  I was definitely going budget with my flowers (ugh, they just die anways), but I dont think they looked cheap.  (at least I hope they didnt)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with cutting out the bouts & corsages, they can get pricey and you don’t even notice if they’re missing.  Doing your own centerpieces will help, too either from a supermarket, costco, or ordering bulk flowers online from fifty flowers or another site.  Can you cut back on dinner?  Fewer or no apps, cheaper main dish, etc.?  Definitely do a cash bar.  What about invites and paper goods?  You can DIY yourself, or get a kit from Michael’s using a 40% off coupon.  Skip random decor, and use whatever the venue provides.  Stay away from upgraded linens, monogramed cocktail napkins, misc. stuff with doves/heart/love stuff on it.  It’s amazing how much little stuff can add up.

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