Post # 1
So when I started planning I knew I would have to make sacrifices, I would figure out what’s most important and cut back on the rest. Only everything seems equally important, I am having such a hard time figuring out where is a good place to save money. I am not crafty whatsoever so making something myself to try and save money is out. So is there anyone who looks back on their wedding with any spending regrets?
Post # 3
I am very happy that we actually couldn’t afford a limo or party bus. We borrowed his mom’s mustang and the rest of the bridal party packed into pick up’s…it actually was a lot of fun & saved us over a grand!
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Post # 5
I was happy with everything we did! If I had my time back I wouldn’t of upgraded the wine and just stuck with the house wine. Everyone just LOVED the open premium bar!
Post # 6
I loved my invitations, but they were a lot of work and I could have gone cheaper. I wish I hadn’t spent so much on my not so great looking cake, but had it looked like I wanted it to, it wouldn’t have been an issue. Otherwise, I think everything I spent money on was worth it!
Post # 7
My wedding was very DIY, so the stuff I did was pretty much all I wanted. I will say that I didn’t miss the chair covers or fancy linens. That was something I desperately wanted and was pretty upset we couldn’t afford it. In the end I don’t think anyone noticed and I thought everything looked great without them. I also wanted real flowers, but opted for fake and they looked beautiful. Everyone loved the flowers:) Oh, and we had a cash bar. I know some say it’s a faux pas, but I didn’t hear a single complaint… probably because the majority of our guests don’t drink much, if at all. Hope tht helps!
Post # 8
I’m not crafty either, but I DIY’ed (or delegated) a few things:
Programs (after printing them at Staples)
Invitations, assembled them with friends
Centrepieces, thank goodness for my Bridesmaid or Best Man who knew how to get these started!
Cardbox, made by my Bridesmaid or Best Man.
Videographer, I paid a non-pro friend. He’s not a close friend, so wouldn’t have been invited otherwise.
Post # 9
I had picked out a beautiful cake but in the end I decided not to get it. I had issues spending that much money one something I probably wouldn’t have eaten anyway. And I would NEVER do the cake in the face thing and I didn’t care to have the whole “cutting the cake” picture so I didn’t see the point. I don’t regret it at all. No one missed the cake with all of the little desserts we had.
Post # 10
I made a tun of stuff and got most other items on the cheap. I would however, like to have spent less on our photographer. Too much money for what we ended up with so far. Oh well!
Post # 11
There’s a lot of things I did not spend a lot of money on, and don’t regret not doing it fancier at all. Limo – didnt get it, didnt miss it. Fancy invites – I got a kit (on clearance) at target and printed them myself. $50 for 100 invites. They served their purpose, got the info out. Fance Save-The-Date Cards – Vista print business card sized magnets, 50 for $10. I saw them on the fridge of all my friends that I sent them to, so they served their purpose as well. Programs – my ceremony was like 10 minutes, so didnt bother. Place cards – I just used left over card stock and address labels I had with names printed on them. Videographer – my husbands uncle taped everything for us and was totally on the ball with getting up from his dinner to catch the major events, but savings here. Floral arragements – I got from local farmers market and Whole Foods for bouquet. Easily saved 50% or more than going to a floirst shop.