Wedding for under $2000

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Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 14, 2007 6:27 AM

Is it even possible to have a wedding that cheap.  I'm not including the prices of the little things I have already. (Invitation kit, and some materials for place cards and favors).  I'm looking up some things and everything looks pretty expensive.  I'm going to try and find a dress for about $100 (hoping the one I want is part of the $99 sale).  I want to have the reception and ceremony in the same place, and I would be able to cater it myself thanks to family and friends, but is there some place big enough to have it that will let us do it?  Would any of you happen to be from the Baltimore area and know?

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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 14, 2007 9:38 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

Anything's possible if you want it.  The main thing to keeping your budget down is keeping the guest list down as well.  Check out local Elks, Knights of Columbus, places like that for your reception/ceremony - even local parks and places like that.  Flowers are SO expensive, so I would keep that limited as well.  Check out EBAY - I'm telling you, type in wedding and you'll see a whole lot stuff.  From girls trying to sell all of their wedding stuff to the wedding stores, it's a great thing to have around (o:  Good luck!!
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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 14, 2007 9:38 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

double post sorry!

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Guest
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 14, 2007 11:40 AM Go to message in response to: RMB0414

We're looking at about 40 people.  And I hadn't thought of the Elks, or Knights of Columbus... I'll definitely check those out.  And I don't know how I didn't think of Ebay.  Thanks for all the help. Laughing

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SaucyMrsK Posts : 1,175 Registered: 12/27/06
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 14, 2007 12:28 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Good luck with this! I found a wonderful place to get silk flowers way inexpensively... more than half off the florists quotes. Check it out

www.weddingcents.com

I have a slightly higher budget (5500 or less.. FH wants less) and we are struggling but I have found some good deals! Let me know if there is something specific you need. May have an idea or two


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newsjunkie Posts : 3,417 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 15, 2007 8:05 AM Go to message in response to: Guest

The key here is to have as small a guest list as possible and have your ceremony and reception somewhere that doesn't charge you a fee.  My venue charged $3000 and that didn't include food!  Maybe someone you know has a suitable house for it.  Especially if you keep your guest list down you someone's home could handle it probably.  Also, keep in mind that your dress will likely need alterations and they can be pretty expensive- even exceeding the cost of the $99 dress (if you can even find one for that price).  Definitely do your homework, stock up on things on ebay and let us know if you need more help!

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Guest
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 16, 2007 6:56 AM Go to message in response to: newsjunkie

I'm already checking around at some locations.  I'm going to be enlisting my future mother-in-law soon to help me check out some locations too.  She knows more people and halls.  I've been checking out some places online and the trickiest part is finding a cheap place that is big enough to have the ceremony and reception.  And with being completely in love with a dress a David's Bridal even if I don't get it for $99 I'll should still be able to get it not too expensive if I buy it during one of their sales.  My fiance is going to wear a suit so we'll save some money on his attire and be able to splurge alittle on mine.

But again thanks all for the advice. You've all been very helpful.

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Guest
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 16, 2007 2:14 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I'm also planning a wedding for under $2000. You should also look at state parks and gardens, because I found a beautiful garden that charges $100 for the ceremony and $40 per hour for my reception. I just have to get a caterer. I'm sure there are some nice parks or gardens in your home state. Good Luck!

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SaucyMrsK Posts : 1,175 Registered: 12/27/06
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 16, 2007 4:48 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Hey there. Yesterday I found the coolest thing and i wanted you to see since I know you are on a budget even tighter than my own!

Here is a link to our invitations (I found them online as well but we got a much better deal at Office Max. So what if we have to print them ourselves! !!!  Office Max  has these invites in a pack of 50; with envelopes (lined with pearl) and 50 cards and envelopes for reception/respond/ thank you cards.. all for $31.49 EACH. The way I figure it that is at least a 100 dollar savings (based on 100 invites or so) from having them printed elsewhere.(You may have to hold down the control button when clicking on the link to go to the website)

 

http://www.princessinvitations.com/product_detail.aspx?theme=6713&store=3041&id=12825

 


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Guest
Re: Wedding for under $2000
Posted: Jan 18, 2007 2:22 PM Go to message in response to: SaucyMrsK

There are a ton of things you can do to save money. Call in all of your favors with friends and family. Is anyone you know good at taking pictures? Cooking? Flower arrangements? Etc. Maybe if you know of anyone that could do some of those things for you make an exchange for something. Such as you can clean their house for their help with flowers, etc.

Also maybe all of your BM's and your mom and FMIL can help you bake cupcakes instead of buying a cake. You can get very yummy cupcake mixes at the grocery store and save lots of money that way. If each box makes 10 cupcakes then maybe your mom can make 3 boxes and your FMIL can make 3 boxes (you'll have extra but so what and it would only cost like $10.00).

Check out ebay and local parks like the other girls have said.  A friend of mine got married last August at a lodge house next to a park and she spent under $1500 for her wedding and it was beautiful. She called in favors with friends and did a lof of the decorating by DIY. If your good with photoshop you can make some pretty cool invites and buy supplies for about $30 and print them yourself. Do some research and Im sure you can find plenty of ideas to save money but still make it nice. Remember simple can still be elegant. Good luck.

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