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|09-21-2006 08:19 PM|
Well, I had a big expensive wedding, so I didn't save on anything, but I could've saved a lot if I had gotten my dress on EBay. They have some beautiful gowns on their for dirt cheap (even some Vera Wang).
But y'all are right, don't go cheap on photographers and video.
|09-21-2006 05:49 PM|
WE had a friend do our video ( DO NOT DO THIS there was more of his family in it than us)
Mom catered it all and it was beautiful!!
Family helped with the making of things such as the flower petal basket, the ring barers pillow, the topiaries. We bought the candles at a candle factory.
My aunt made my cake, it was huge and beautiful and free.
Silk flowers except for the tossing bouquet.
We made the boutineers. and corsages
A friend did the DJing ( exboy friend actually lol) for $150
We spent the most money on our photographer. And the food
The Russian Concert Pianist was a friend so she did it for free
the singer (also the exboyfriend) was in the cost of the DJing.
|09-21-2006 04:42 PM|
|09-21-2006 04:24 PM|
We saved money by having someone we KNEW take the video (BAD IDEA!!!! DO NOT SKIMP ON A WEDDING VIDEO!!)
I also saved money by having 1 photographer (we had the option of having 2, one for prepping you etc) ---> ANOTHER BAD IDEA!!!
Pictures and video are most important... so I say dont take my advice and dont skimp there!!
We had a dj instead of a band - this was good.
We didnt have top of the line dinner menu or hor dourves...
Since it was November, I had silk flowers and they didnt have to get any special ones sent in...
We didnt need a limo ...
I got my dress at a REAL BARGAIN!!! Scott got his tux free as long as his groomsmen all rented them at the same place.
We didnt do elaborate centerpieces...
and Our party favor was a scroll with our names on it (we made ourselves) with the words to our 1st dance (the song is in Italian) so we converted them in English
|09-21-2006 04:13 PM|
|Stink_Momma||I was going ot say elope! We spent $10,000 on our wedding, it included everything... gotta love packages. We got $10,000 in gifts/money. Had we not spent the original $10,000 and just eloped, we would have still got $10,000 in gifts and money and had 2x the nestegg to start with.|
|09-21-2006 04:06 PM|
|Grace||Me too! And I did save a lot of money on cakes, photographers, dresses, etc. In fact, I saved 100% on all of that.|
|09-21-2006 03:00 PM|