(Closed) WEDDING IN 3 MONTHS HELP!!!!

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Haddonfield, NJ

Omg! Not only are we date twins, we are kind of wedding twins! My wedding is Vintage Whimsy – thing Art Deco meets secret garden. I’m also on a smidge of a budget. We have a friend whose family owns a florist shop, so they’re doing our flowers (which are stacked on books!) for whole sale prices, and we got a bundle from our caterer. Included food, wedding planner, DJ, cake, full staffing, and some other stuff. We have a friend who does event photography, and wants to get a wedding in her portfolio, so she’s doing the photography. We’ve been doing as much ourselves as we can. We rented a large arched window to stand in front of instead of a traditional wedding arch – it’s much less expensive.  

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kristiawhite:  Are you planning an evening wedding?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

kristiawhite:  We’re also having a “cost-effective” wedding πŸ˜‰ For food, we are choosing to go with finger-food snacks. We’re having a couple women in the family make potato salads and having veggie and fruit trays. They’re also going to make finger sandwiches and other ‘finger foods’. We’ll have bowls of those mints, and pretzels, with chips, and dips. A LOT cheaper than any other caterer I’d looked at. You can pick and choose what you want but still be able to fill up your guests and also they’re not “meals” so there’s less food waste and less expenses overall. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

kristiawhite:  πŸ™‚ They’re cost-effective, easy, and get people fed! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

kristiawhite:  Actually we opted out of doing favors! Because we were so tight on money! πŸ˜‰ 

 

That sounds like a good idea! A lot of guests love candy! You might also try a Smore’s Bar, if you’re going for a bonfire-type theme. I’ve seen those on Pinterest and they look awesome! πŸ™‚ 

 

My Fiance always talked about going to the courthouse – but we both knew that we wanted to get married with the typical “walk down the aisle” and all those traditional moments that you’d kind of miss with a courthouse wedding. We just went for a moderate sized wedding that we could afford. We got rid of things that we felt were “unnecessary” or “not needed” like favors, bouquet toss, grooms cake, tuxes for all  the men, boutuneirres (spelling?) and just went a bit more casual but all still matching. So it will be a rustic/vintage theme for mine as well! In a barn! Red Barn Farm actually, if you google it, they have some gorgeous pictures! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I’m having Famous Dave’s cater my October wedding. We are also budget-conscious and aspects of our decor are rustic (In marrying a country boy, so it fits well). BBQ is a great option – inexpensive, but delicious. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

 Also a lot of stuff I’ve done is DIY too. That saves TONS of money!!! Here’s what I’ve done, if you need ideas! 

 

 

^ My “unplugged sign”. Made in Microsoft Word, bought the frame at Hobby Lobby. Printed it at work πŸ™‚ 

 

 

^ fabric decor backdrop 

  – DIY envelopes for our invites!

 

 

^ DIY invites when they were done! 

 

^ DIY program fans! 

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