(Closed) What are you scaling back on/cutting out of your wedding??

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 31
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

-DIY std

-DIY centerpieces (max $6 per centerpiece)

-DIY menus

-$300 sample sale wedding dress

-going to buy a “prom”/”formal” dress for my reception dress

-DIY invitations

-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
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

love this thread!!

-No Limo

-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

-Nothing Monogrammed

-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 # 34
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


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
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

No favors

No limo

No rented linens/upgrades

Scaling back flowers

Scaling back guest list

Making my own invites and STDs.

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