Post # 31
-DIY centerpieces (max $6 per centerpiece)
-$300 sample sale wedding dress
-going to buy a “prom”/”formal” dress for my reception dress
-chose a wedding venue that for one set price they do cocktail hour, open bar and dinner
-not having the cake plated for guests, they can cut their own
-going with a smaller wedding cake and considering making my own groom’s cake
-only flowers are going to be bouquets (I hate boutenierres)
Post # 32
love this thread!!
-No hotel room for our wedding night (we’d rather save the money for our mini-moon weekend)
-No open Bar (we are buying some drink tickets, and cash bar for the remainder of the evening)
-No chair covers or sashes
-I’m DIY-ing my bridal bouquet, or holding something else like a crystal wand, and my BMs will have corsages instead as well
-No wedding programs
-my brother and father are doing our photography
-No return RSVP cards (doing it online through our wedsite)
-No seating cards, casual
-a friend is making our mini-cupcakes, no big cake
-we are making a lot of the decor ourselves, or buying it second hand via Craigslist or at thrift stores
but the biggest thing we’ve eliminated that has saved us the most money: NO DINNER! doing an evening, sunset ceremony, with appys, desserts, with the bar and DJ and dancing for the rest of the evening. 🙂
(this literally saved us one thousand dollars, easy)
Post # 33
@mtnhoney: We dont plan to stay at a hotel the day of the wedding either, and I thought I had added this in my last comment but I guess not, we are having a Thursday wedding so we are saving about $1000 there I believe!
Post # 34
No limo everything is in 1 place
no dinner we are vaving a 7:00 wedding and will just do a snack bar around 10
DIY ing centerpieces programs, i spy cards and decor, invites..
no open bar. which is common where I am from ALL drinks will be $3.00 only the wedding party gets drinks for free.
Post # 35
No rented linens/upgrades
Scaling back flowers
Scaling back guest list
Making my own invites and Save-The-Date Cards.