(Closed) wedding Questions

posted 9 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
Member
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

You can do many beautiful things with a limited budget.  If you already have that number in mind, start figuring out what the priorities/must-haves are.  Network, Network, network – find out who can help you out for little cost, or free (people that cook, music, flowers, etc.).  Cragislist and Freecycle would be a great way to find things cheap with little to no wear (I found some things on there that were in WONDERFUL condition and very little cost).  If you can’t find exactly what you want, request it on there, there is always someone out there that can help you find it.  Appeal to boards like this and Wedding Wire, all of these women have been there, done that, and have researched a million options.  Someone will know where to find it.

Good luck and congratulations to your daughter!

Post # 4
Member
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Congratulations, Maggie!

How exciting! I can definitely empathize on the tight budget. Like Snowflake said, we have been working on figuring out what things are MOST important to us for the big day. These are the things we will spend the most on. We are also utilizing our own skills and connections to do a lot of DIY stuff. In the end, the most important thing is not how much money we spent, but how memorable our special day is going to be!

See you around the boards,

Miss Rain

Post # 5
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Since you are starting so far ahead of time, you are at a great advantage. You have time to do things yourself that can save you lots of money! Use lots of tulle and candles for decorating. Make your own invitations, they have boxes of print your own invitations even at Kinkos! Send out save the dates over email instead of mail to save money on printing and postage. Use a city owned venue such as winfrey point at white rock lake, or the plano centre. You will save tons of money using places like that. Look for dresses at the $99 sales at Davids bridal, or at a trunk show of local gown vendors. Instead of ordering pricey bridesmaids dresses, buy cocktail dresses off the rack. Sign up for email coupons for DSW, and other shoe places for deep discounts on your shoes. I got mine for $10 bucks! Use big bloomed flowers like hydrangea so that you don’t have to use as many flowers. Look for vendors like Photographers, DJs and Hairstylists/Make-up artists on craigslist.

The more creative you get, the more you can achieve on a limited budget. 🙂 

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