I wanted it to be special without spending much. I looked over numerous types of invitations and they were very costly, even to buy software and make your own.
With the 9/9/09 wedding day drawing ever nearer, I have decided that I want to spend no more than $500 on the whole thing. I have tailored down some ideas to create a great party while saving some extra money in the bank.
I am having a very hard time finding centerpieces. I've looked at a ton of websites and I just can't seem to find them cheap enough. I really like the floating candle idea, but the things I find are all too small and the bigger ones are way out of my price range I mean who wants to spend 700 dollars just on centerpieces. I need help. I still have plenty of time until my wedding but I don't want to be like my best friend who is getting married next June and hasn't even bought a single thing yet.
My daughter will have her ceremony in one room and her reception in another at a hotel. How do you decorate for a ceremony when it's just a empty room with chairs? The reception we have under control, but I'm stumped on the ceremony. Her colors will be neons.
My fiancee and I have agreed that a gift registry would not work for us. Our families are very old fashioned and are not to up to date. What wording can we use on our invitations, reply cards, or reception cards? We want to have a wishing well or a really nicely decorated box where we can receive either money or gift cards.
I am getting married in May and was wondering if there were any ideas on cheap, but nice looking centerpieces?
My fiancee and I had been together for a year when I asked him why he had not proposed. His reply was that, "Weddings are too expensive for just one day". Ahh, true love. Because neither of us came from money, we did not have to worry about the whole thing getting out of hand.
Can you tell me what you think of this dress?
My daughter is getting married in June 2005. We are having a simple reception (cake, punch, fruit/veggie trays, finger foods). We will be having the wedding/reception outdoors around noon (the time hasn't been set in stone as of this writing). The wedding will take place in a beautiful field.
I want to propose to my girlfriend but I don't have the money to buy a ring right this moment, so are there any sites out there that you can buy now and pay later without good credit? and you can receive the ring before you get finish paying it off! Allan
Can you use brown as a bridesmaid dress in March? My wedding was originally planned for October has moved to March. I liked my colors so much, I kinda wanted to keep them.
I am looking for ideas for our wedding reception in June. It will be indoors. This is our second marriage and we want to keep things simple and inexpensive. Would it be tacky to tell guests to bring finger foods to the reception? My aunt is making the cake and we are serving pink lemonade punch.
I'm getting married August 9, 2008. I'm looking to use silk calla lilies for the center pieces. I would like them to be tall so everyone can see and talk to each other. Can some help me with ideas. How to make, and where to go. We are paying for the wedding ourselves.
My daughter and I have decided to reduce the budget for her wedding reception, and with the wedding two weeks away we want to find good, elegant and FRUGAL appetizers, and serve an appetizer reception instead of a buffet.
I am trying to decide what to give my bride as a gift on our wedding day. I consider myself rather romantic and usually never have any trouble coming up with gifts, however, I am stumped.
I am getting married May 24, 2008 and we are on a very tight budget, but I want it to be very elegant. My budget is around $2,000, can anyone give me any help, please!
My fiance and I are trying to find ways to cut down the cost of our wedding and are thinking about printing our own invitations. I was wondering if anyone has done this for their own wedding and how the invitations turned out?
I am planning my wedding. It is hard to decide on colors. I wanted royal blue, silver, and white, but I was told that the flowers would probably look black in the pictures and it is hard to find royal blue items. So I think I am going to go with hot or bright pink.
Looking to make my own centerpieces for a September wedding. I am thinking something with candles. Any suggestions? Oh, I need 40 of them! Anyfeed back will be helpful. Gina
All that is left is the decoration for our wedding cake. (I have the cake - homemade!. But I am completely stuck for ideas on decorating it!
This photo is from my wedding in 1984 and is my most cherished picture of them all on that day! The little girl, Lindsey, was my flower girl and the child of my still bestest friend, Cindy, now for 42 years!
I'm getting married this summer, and between the two of us we already have everything and more than we need in our home. So when it comes to wedding gifts we don't really need anything. (Other than a little extra cash!) Where should I register and what for? My parents, friends, and family all want to get us stuff, but we don't know what we need. Help!
PLEASE HELP! I am having a backyard wedding on Oct. 28,2007.
What should I serve at my wedding reception for only 60 people?
I haven't been to a wedding in several years. Does anyone know what amount that most people give as a monetary gift?
I'm planning a wedding for 10/09/10. I am on a strict budget of $3000 dollars. I would appreciate any tips and advice you could share to make wedding a memorable event.
I am in Yuma, AZ. My fiance wants to get married near her family in TN. She has no income, and I am in the military as an E-3. Can I have a decent wedding? Or would we have to settle for a courthouse?
Our son is getting married this July. (2008) Does anyone have any ideas for wedding reception table decorations/favors? We've done the Hershey Kiss long stemmed roses and personalized fortune cookies with our own fortunes. Since we'd like to do 300 or more, we'd like them to be affordable but memorable.
Seeing as we are already on a tight budget for the wedding and not a lot of time I was wondering where would be a great place to get cheap bridesmaids dresses or if anyone knows where I can get gently used bridesmaids dresses.
I am getting married in june 2005 and I don't know about flowers. What flowers do I use for a june wedding? What flowers should I put in the aisle and use for the banquet. I am lost with flowers but my mother wants flowers. I don't want to spend too much money. Jennifer from Texas
My daughter is getting married in August, and we are having the reception at an ice rink/ice arena. We are renting white pipe and drape to section off about a 80 feet on each side to about 80 feet across.
My daughter is planning her wedding and we are looking for special centerpieces. She would like to put a fish in water with a light. Does this sound totally off the wall? She wants a blue fish because her colors are blue royal and light blue.
My oldest son is getting married 2-14-2009, and has requested that I do the food. The theme is rustic/outdoors including turkey hunting decor. I have the menu of BBQ pork, slaw, tater salad, hot wings, shrimp, fruit and veggie trays. What I need are rustic/thrifty ideas to serve this food on. This is not a traditional wedding, the couple has requested guest to "come as you are". Any and all ideas are welcome. Thanks to all.
Looking for alternative wedding gift ideas! I've done searches to find ideas for frugal wedding gifts but most of them are quite traditional. These days, couples live together awhile before tying the knot.
I'm planning a very frugal wedding for May. Let me give you some details first. We are renting a building at a local campground for the "wedding" and "reception". It will not be anything traditional. We will be getting married in bride and groom t-shirts and shorts/jeans. No flowers. No catering. We are ordering pizza for everyone and buying pop (soda) to drink.
I am planning my wedding for october of this year (2008). I need to know of cheap wedding/receptions sites to hold my wedding. I would like to have the wedding and reception held at the same place with the possibility of having a caterer at the site to. I have little money but want something nice, simple and clean. Please help!!
Goodwill and Salvation Army often carry wedding dresses. Also, ask the local wedding places if they have any dresses on clearance. That's how I found mine for $100 at a wedding place and with alterations I needed, I only spent 350.00 but I also bought a veil and had my dress bustled in the back. Check your local papers too.
I have another wedding question. Any ideas for outdoor wedding decorations, tablecloths and centerpieces? White and pink are the colors and I don't want them to blow away. Thanks! Hope
I am planning a wedding for my sister. I need to feed 100 people on a limited budget. I think we have at least 10 vegetarians. It doesn't need to be incredibly formal.
I am on a small budget and trying to find out different ideas for food at my reception. I am anticipating about 100 people.
My step son and his new wife are expecting. They had a courthouse type wedding and plan to have a "real" wedding as she puts it. She will not take his last name nor wear her wedding ring until they do the big church wedding.
My fiance and I are trying to get married this August. As far as we know we have no financial support coming from our families and we are stuck going at it alone. I'm in college so I do not make much money and he is the only one working full time but we still don't have a lot of extra cash to spare.
Does anyone have any ideas for wedding favor fillers. My sister in law is getting married and has asked that I take care of the favors. I happen to have boxes of champagne flutes (plastic) and am completely stumped as to what to fill them with?
My wedding tip is to provide complimentary beverages at a wedding, including alcohol. Beer and wine are fine; and if your budget allows, a full bar. The other point I'd like to stress is to have the beverages available as soon as the guests arrive. This way, everyone starts relaxing and having fun and there's less stress all the way around. The tackiest thing in the world is to expect your guests to pay for beverages at your wedding. They're your GUESTS (duh).
My daughter's weeding is in less than two weeks. I have a pair of strappy sandals with high heels, 4". I can get around pretty well on them at home, but am worried about a slippery dance floor. Does anyone have any advice about what I can put under the shoes so I don't slip? Please don't ask me to get another pair.
I am looking for ideas for getting wedding photography that doesn't cost an absolute fortune. I don't have any friends who are good photographers and I would really like to have professional posed picture done as well as the usual candids you get when you put the little disposable cameras on the tables.
We are planning our wedding on February 20, 2007 at the fire hall. We are looking to do a fire theme based wedding and are trying to find things to do with the fire department for the wedding. If you could help us and give us some ideas that would be appreciated!
I'm kind of in a bind... I am getting married in May and am starting to look for the bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts. Here's the thing... some really close friends of ours (part of the wedding party) just got married and their bridal party gifts where what I was planning to buy; personalized flasks and jewelry boxes.
I am getting married in June and purchased my dress from a thrift store. It isn't terribly dirty or anything; I could wear it as is, but I'd like to clean it to make sure that it looks its best. The label says "do not wash, do not dry clean professionally, spot clean only."
We have a small budget for our wedding and catering is so expensive. If we do it ourselves with frozen lasagna, salad and bread will it look cheap? How can we have a nice meal on a tight budget?
I got engaged this past August and this was a picture I took and used as part of our announcements. I feel like it's just such a special picture, it doesn't just show the ring but shows us entwined.
I need cheap ideas for a $300 wedding for 50 people. The dress and place are already taken care of. They are having a church wedding in July. My sister doesn't have a lot of money to throw her daughter a wedding. Any ideas? Is it possible? Thanks.
I am getting married next year in the summer and I don't want to have a sit down reception. I am planning on having a Cocktail Reception for 250 guests following the ceremony in a church dining hall which will start about 1:30-2:00 pm.
Any centerpiece ideas for a reception with candles for cheap.
I am wanting a simple wedding. My fiance is wanting to wear blue jeans and a nice dress shirt. He is also wanting to wear cowboy boots and his cowboy hat. Will that look okay with my dress?
I need some gift ideas for my son and his future wife. I have absolutely no clue as to what to buy them as a wedding gift. He is in the service and they plan on getting an apartment. I can't spend a lot of $$ but want a nice gift. Thought about getting them a bible? What do ya'll think?
Hi all thrifters. I am from New Jesey and cannot afford a $3000 wedding. My fiancee and I want a reception indoors, with a DJ, and dinner food (not brunch), but are looking to spend between $1000 to $1,500. I have made requests for help before but I was not specific, so many people, whose ideas were all great, suggested brunch and outdoors.
Hi fellow spendthrifts! Well after being married and saving for 9 years my husband and I can finally afford a honeymoon! (YEAH) We want to go somewhere tropical, ie Jamaica, Fiji, etc. I've been looking at prices and nearly had a cow.
We have something of a dilemma. My daughter is getting married soon, and there are 2 four year old girls and 3 young boys (2 four year olds and a six year old) that will be in the wedding.
I am located in Somerset, NJ and just moved from NC. I am getting married next summer and would like to know if anyone has any ideas on locations. We will be purchasing a house just before the wedding so that after the honeymoon we can come home to our new home. So I am trying to keep the wedding under $3,000. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I am looking for some unique bridesmaid's gifts. Does anyone have any ideas? The ages of everyone in the bridal party is 17-26. There are four girls. Do people normally give the maid of honor a slightly better gift? How does this work? Thanks!
My daughter is getting married. We are wondering if you have to go to a printer to do wedding programs, or if anyone has a way of making them? I do want them to look nice. Is there a special program to do this? Same thing with little cards for the favors. Can you do them yourself or do you need a professional?
I have a nephew, that's getting married next month. His new bride wants a large wedding, with four bride-maids. How much would the wedding cost?
I am getting married July 11, 2009. I'm not sure what colors I should use. My favorite colors are purple and pink, his is blue. We are having an evening/night time wedding so I'm not sure if those colors would be good.
I need ideas on how to transform a church gym to an elegant yet inexpensive wedding reception.
My son is getting married next month. What would be an appropriate wedding gift from parents?
Our daughter's getting married on 7/7/07, with an outdoor reception. She wants an elegant (yet simple) dinner, possibly buffet style, and I need to find recipes that will work for entrees, preferably chicken or pork.
My sister is getting married in Mexico and as maid of honor I am in charge of organizing the reception party. As we are in Mexico, I thought it would be nice to include some of their traditions and decorations in the reception. I have found a lot of information on dances, but I am struggling to find information on the decorations.
I am helping a friend get suggestions for her wedding. She has a $10,000 budget to work with. Any ideas? They have contemplated Vegas.
Can any one share with me a very cheap nice wedding reception gift for guests on tables?
Our daughter's wedding is coming up in 2 weeks. We gave her and her fiance a substantial amount of money to use however they chose on the wedding and reception.
I am having problems on what to have the flower girl scatter down the aisle. I do not want to use flower pedals. I am having an outside wedding and do not want to clean up after the wedding. Does anyone know of something that would not have to be picked up that you can still see?
My brother is getting married but isn't having a wedding celebration. They are just going to the city and signing the papers to make their union legal. I won't be there but I will be the following week and wanted to bring them something.
My husband and I are wanting to renew our vows. We eloped when we got married so we want to have an actual ceremony. But we are wanting to do a Celtic themed wedding. I am having a very hard time finding anything for it.
I have 2 bridesmaids from Japan who have never worn dresses and my maid of honor will be 8 1/2 months pregnant at the time of my wedding in May. I understand you can take pretty much any dress and make it fit to her body but she feels uncomfortable unless it is a maternity dress. SO- I have been looking and looking to stores, outlets, websites but I can't find a dress for a reasonable price.
We are planning a March wedding, for this year. What are good color options for this month?
When I got married, OK, it was 10 years ago and it wasn't for the first or last time, but let's skip over that part. Great wedding though, and my dress has an interesting story. You see, it began life as a brocade formal pants suit, of 1960's vintage.
A Good Tree for a Wedding Gift. My brother is getting married soon and him and his soon to be wife just bought there first house too and what I was wondering is for part of their gift we were thinking of buying them a tree to plant in there yard kind of symbolizing Love, Life and a new beginning do you think this is a good idea and if so what type of tree do you think would be good?
I have a friend who just recently married and learned (the hard way), that the advice I gave her a year ago proved to be true. She spent almost a year and about $68,000 on "the perfect wedding".
I'm looking for a cheap way to decorate my hall and tables. Does anyone have any ideas for decorations and a center peice to go on the middle of the tables?
My fiance and I are very musical people and we are looking for ways to incorporate our love of music into our wedding. I am looking for ideas of centerpieces or favors.
My 21 year old son is newly engaged. I am so new to wedding information. Please help me! I know we have to pay for the rehearsal dinner, but don't agree with what her family includes in that. Help!
Any ideas for a rehearsal dinner for 50? The bride's parents are having a $20 a plate wedding for 300 people. I hate to look too cheap, but I am on a budget! (It is a summer wedding.)
I need help trying to do an affordable wedding reception. Please help.
I have a friend who is getting married in March and she wants a nice wedding with bridesmaids and all, but she doesn't want to spend a lot of money. Any ideas on how she can have a nice wedding without breaking her piggy bank?
I don't know how to plan a wedding. It's only going to be small but I don't know what you need to have. I know my dress and my fiance's tux but other than that I don't know what else I need. Please help.
My son is getting married next year. Both the bride and groom are firefighters and we are having a firefighter wedding. I am looking for firefighter charms to add to the wedding favors with ribbon.
I am helping with table favors for a friend's wedding. Originally there were supposed to be about 100 guests, now it looks like it may be 200+. Any ideas? The colors are pink, white, and black.
I need a gift idea to buy my husband's boss and bride to be. They are well off financially and they invited us to Cancun, Mexico for the wedding so I do not know what to buy them.
Our son is getting married this summer. I would like to put a gift basket in the hotel rooms of our out of town guests. Does anyone have any suggestions for inexpensive items?
Cheap Place for a Wedding Reception. Where can I go to have a cheap but elegant wedding reception? I am very creative and I am willing to do all the decorating myself.
I made this request before but I'm hoping someone might have an answer for me now. I'm looking for lights that are put into floral bouquets to light the container. They are called Floralytes. A big box store carries them but I'm looking to buy in bulk for my daughter's upcoming wedding and I was hoping someone could lead me to a wholesaler that might have a lower price than 2 for $2.99 since she is on a very tight budget.
My cousin was really close to her father. Unfortunately he died at a young age. She is getting married next year and I would like to make her something out of a dress shirt I have of his. I would like it to be something she can wear or use in the wedding.
I am planning a honeymoon for my daughter with her fiancee. Any great ideas where you have traveled and loved?
Is it okay to just have a ceremony, then punch and cake, with maybe veggie trays, fruit, and a champagne toast afterwards? I am considering this instead of a full on reception. There would be no dancing, sit down meal, etc. I want to just have something simple and inexpensive.
For a unique wedding gift, gather kitchen tools or spices, put them in a small wicker basket, bowl, baking dish etc. and wrap the whole thing is a couple of tea towels. Make the bow out of another tea towel of a different color by wrapping around the gathered up corners and tying a knot; flare out the "ribbon" towels and attach a set of measuring spoons.
I'm getting married in the summer and I'm so lost. It is a noon wedding and I don't know what the etiquette should be. We have thought about serving only appetizers (about 5p) because of the cost, plus beverages and the cake.
My fiance and I are getting married next March and I only have a budget of $2000 to work with. I don't know where to start. I also don't know what type of low budget foods people would like, and we are inviting over 100 people.
I really love this dress, but it's so expensive. I was thinking, maybe I could buy a simple tube/strapless bridal dress from David's bridal outlet for $49.99 and embellish it with tulle, and beads, etc. I want it to look like this picture.