(Closed) Wedding Details – What Are You Skipping to Save $ ?

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Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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yerle:  Is this for real!?

“We’re saving by cutting out:

All food/drinks – telling guests to bring food if they’re gonna wanna eat”

Number 1 – that’s rude as sh*t

Number 2 – why not just elope with your Fiance since you could care less about guests or their comfort.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

Some things we’re saving money on by skipping are:

-designer dress/shoes

-veil (I’ll be wearing my cousins but if I wasn’t I was going to buy a $20 one off ebay)

-uplighting

-photobooth

-candy bar

-bouquets for my bridesmaids (they’ll all be holding a single rose wrapped in ribbon instead)

-weekend wedding (saving 3k by having it on Monday instead)

-large guest list (we’re not really expecting more than 60 guests max and even then I’m sure it’ll be at least 10 guests smaller than that)

-alchohol (this was specifically cut out for personal reasons, the fact that it saves a ton on the budget is just a bonus)

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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PinkPearls:  when she went into details about the Target dress I thought otherwise lol

TBH … it wouldn’t suprise me if that comment was the real deal lol

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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PinkPearls:  We are “eloping” then having a small reception lunch later.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

No limos, no open bar (just beer, wine, and signature drinks), very small rehearsal dinner, no fancy lighting effects or draping, 6 hour photographer instead of all day, DIY makeup, choosing simple rentals (like linens, plates, stemware), no videographer, no favors (or maybe make inexpensive homemade ones), no menus or programs. For our invites, I paid for the high-res PDF on etsy and printed them with vistaprint when they had a deal, we printed the addresses on the envelopes on our printer instead of paying for printing/calligraphy. The guys bought nice suits that were on sale instead of renting expensive tuxes.

Post # 37
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Busy bee

No DJ, no flowers, small guest list, ceremony and reception in same place, no favors/gifts, serving lunch vs dinner, having it on a Sunday, DIY hair and makeup, no limos, limited alcohol choices, no fancy cake, no STD, using disposable plates

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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MeandMyLouboutins:  My guests and I are super laid-back and everyone is cool with it, but thanks for your concern. 

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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julies1949:  That’s not a nice thing to say. What if someone with larger budgets came into this thread and is calling your dj-less, plastic cutlery, cheap weddings an attempt at humor?

 

Post # 40
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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yerle:  Telling your guests to bring their own food and beverage is not a nice thing to do.

Not having a DJ, and using plastic cutlery is not  a breach of etiquette. At least I would likely be feeding my guests if was using plastic cutlery.

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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julies1949:  You have no idea who my guests are, what their feelings are about it, and how extensively this was discussed with them. There are tons of alternative weddings that don’t serve food. 

You are extremely judgmental and ignorant.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So here is what we skipped altogether:

-limo (seriously?  $200 to drive 10 miles wasn’t going to happen)

-professional make up(though I used it as an excuse to upgrade some of my make-up)

-videographer (I really didn’t care) 

And here is what we saved on (forgive me for including pictures.  I can’t resist.  I loved my wedding)

-Flowers from Sams Club ($365 ffor the bouquets/boutineres, $435 for the flowers to make my centerpieces)

-Did a dessert bar as our favor (Less than $200 for our 125 person wedding, including the boxes)

-handmade placecards

-A dear friend of mine and her daughter made our cake/cupcakes as a gift to us

-We got married at my church so we paid only a $75 cleaning fee

-I bought my wedding dress at a place that doesn’t charge for alterations

-I made my own veils

-my “getaway” dress was purchased at goodwill for $8

-we had a limited bar (beer, wine, and cider with fireball) that was charged by consumption rather than per head.  They even got the beer my dad really wanted in specially.

-Had Will Ferrell DJ (Just kidding.  Our DJ happened to resemble him.  A coworker who DJs on the side was originally going to do it but had to back out and his replacement honored the quote we were given)

-My shoes were $15 at Shoe Show

-We were between two venues and I picked this one because while it was *slightly* more expensive, we got a LOT more for the money and it was much nicer looking so it required much less in terms of decoration.

-Got a big discount from the photographer because I was a past client

-MIL’s boss gave us the ice cream we wanted to serve at the reception for free (man it was delicious.  Pumpkin Pie and Cannoli ice cream)

It really didn’t feel like a huge amount of sacrifice.  We even came in under budget.

Post # 43
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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yerle:  If you don’t have a logical rebuttal, call them names. Good one.

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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julies1949:  Maybe you can teach me a logical rebuttal, Mrs Smith

Post # 45
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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yerle: 

 

 

Or, is it Jones?

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