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Originally Posted by namelesswonder
Edit to add actual stuff...
Is there a chance your parents can give you a clue how much they can chip in? Also, do you have a plan on how much you can set aside? This will give you a base budget. Then subtract what you have to have - a venue, presumably food of some kind, some kind of clothes to wear, etc. What is left allows you to get the things you want.
I'd suggest saving money on the following (ie. don't spend a lot) -
1. flowers. They die and frankly no one remembers them. The one exception to this is perhaps the bride's bouquet. For flower girl(s) if you have one, try to see if you can get discarded petals from florists - ones they would throw away. You are just throwing them on the floor anyway.
2. The dress - sure you want to look nice. That said you can look nice without spending $800. Do you need lace, ruffles, and frills? Chances are if you said yes you will end up looking like Honey Boo Boo or someone going to their Quincenera. Perhaps a thrift store for a kick ass vintage gown or Craig's list.
3. The booze - open bar? Not if your friends drink like mine. F' that noise.
4. Food - if you have any culinary schools in the area you may want to check with them. Our community college has a culinary club. We cater weddings and such at far lower rates (and often better food) than caterers in the area.
Anyway, just some ideas. With all that goes into planning a wedding, worrying about being broke afterwards sucks.
Last edited by canio6; 01-29-2013 at 05:01 PM.
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