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I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding but cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated. Thanks

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    pearl197078836
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    I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but

    now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding but

    cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter

    wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.

    Thanks Mary








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    Joi
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pearl197078836"

    <pearl197078836@...> wrote:

    >

    > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but

    > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding

    but

    > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter

    > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.

    > Thanks Mary

    >

    Depending on timing, leaves, fall fruits and vegetables are a cheap

    solutions to centerpieces. Fake wedding cake, styrofoam "cake" with a

    spot cut out and filled with cake for the cake cut, covered in icing

    and decorated. Then use sheet cake in for guests or cupcakes. I have

    also seen donuts used and it is much cheaper then fancy cake (if you

    know anyone good at cake decorating here is a good place to save

    money.) Also thrift stores, we are planning my sister-in-laws wedding

    (on no budget) and we found a box of candle holders for $5. And garage

    sales, if you know anyone a least bit crafty, you can find all kinds of

    stuff to use for a wedding. Also try your local freecycle. It is a

    website dedicated to those who want to keep stuff out of landfills and

    you can post what you are looking for and if anyone has anything they

    offer it if you come pick it up. You need to read the rules and

    regulations for each group to make sure you comply but I have been

    blessed with our local groups, these people are very generous and

    giving. Hope this helps,








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    me ow
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    Also think about having your wedding and reception at someone's home or a nice restuarant as opposed to church wedding with all the bells and whistles. Invite only a small amount of people or think about having your wedding and reception in your local park. Ask friends or family to help with decorations, baloons and streammers on trees. Also try theknot.com for ideas. It helped me.

    --- On Mon, 8/4/08, Joi <joi_sinclair@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

    From: Joi <joi_sinclair@sbcglobal.net>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Budget Wedding HELP!!!! please
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 1:13 PM


    <DIV id="yiv2106351088">

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogro ups.com, "pearl197078836"
    <pearl197078836@ ...> wrote:
    >
    > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but
    > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding
    but
    > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter
    > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.
    > Thanks Mary
    >
    Depending on timing, leaves, fall fruits and vegetables are a cheap
    solutions to centerpieces. Fake wedding cake, styrofoam "cake" with a
    spot cut out and filled with cake for the cake cut, covered in icing
    and decorated. Then use sheet cake in for guests or cupcakes. I have
    also seen donuts used and it is much cheaper then fancy cake (if you
    know anyone good at cake decorating here is a good place to save

    money.) Also thrift stores, we are planning my sister-in-laws wedding
    (on no budget) and we found a box of candle holders for $5. And garage
    sales, if you know anyone a least bit crafty, you can find all kinds of
    stuff to use for a wedding. Also try your local freecycle. It is a
    website dedicated to those who want to keep stuff out of landfills and
    you can post what you are looking for and if anyone has anything they
    offer it if you come pick it up. You need to read the rules and
    regulations for each group to make sure you comply but I have been
    blessed with our local groups, these people are very generous and
    giving. Hope this helps,






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    DNTDYCK@aol.com
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    when I got married we had a wedding at a church and did our own flowers(fake). I had the reception at a small well decorated( for Christmas) family owned restaurant that didn't cost more then $10 a person. We had a home made cake with a keepsake topper(cherished teddies). For gifts we gave glass ordainments that my sister added our named and the wedding dates to in gold lettering(.20 each). We had the guest pay for alcohol since it was a lunch( cheaper for wedding budgets to do a lunch since a night one would have to include a night tine snack). I bought my dress for a consignment store and it wasn't white. I look like a giant marshmallow in white! I chose a nice Burgundy(Christmas color) dress with long gloves and a cape really pretty. We had a relative who was good at picture taking to take our pictures( what a nice gift!)Choose a cheap theme and allow every thing to fall into place.

    Tina



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    Linda
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    Hi Mary: It sounds like it can be just wonderful. How many people will

    attend? Will it be in a church or elsewhere? For fall you can use fall

    flowers and leaves, I was thinking about fall food such as pumpkin,

    squash etc. and how about fall fruit, apples, apple cider. You could

    have a nice home made fruit cake with fall type decorations. What about

    a fall harvest theme.



    If there will be a lot of guests attending, but more relaxed, how about

    a pot luck dinner. I went to a wedding like that once and it was great.

    That would depend on who the guests are etc. though as you don't want

    to offend anyone, but your own family and close friends would probably

    be ecstatic to help out that way.



    If you haven't chosen the rings yet, how about something antique; his

    mom's ring; or your grandmother's. This is a great topic, I wish I

    could be there.



    Linda





    >

    > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but

    > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding

    but

    > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter

    > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.

    > Thanks Mary

    >



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    lisa griffeth
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    Mary,

    Please email me off list and tell me what you have in mind for your wedding- I'll be glad to help all I can. I used to cater and have planned several weddings on the "cheap"..

    Lisa
    apiamama@yahoo.com

    --- On Mon, 8/4/08, pearl197078836 <pearl197078836@yahoo.com> wrote:

    From: pearl197078836 <pearl197078836@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Budget Wedding HELP!!!! please
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 12:36 PM


    <DIV id="yiv2142352432">

    I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but
    now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding but
    cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter
    wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.
    Thanks Mary






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    Shawn May
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    I planned a wedding on a budget and spent less than $1000.00 What you can do is

    go to your craft stores and search for the flowers that you want. or If the

    craft stores has a website get on it and search for discounts. I was able to

    find clear vases for 25 cents at WalMart and found 12 bunches of flowers for

    $1.79 a bunch. and clear pebbles for $2.50 per bag I put the flowers in the vase

    and the pebbles. I added color to the vase by adding a napkin which were colors

    of the flowers. I borrowed a trellis from my mothers garden and decorated with

    tooling which was aboout $5. All of our clothes were bought on sale and I

    bought all of my attendants and shirts for the men. They were caught on sale

    cheap. We were married at a friends house that was on the lake. Paid the JP. The

    most expensive thing that I paid for was the food. Each attendant received a

    gift which was a jewelry box which were about $5 each. Figure out what colors

    you want and what you

    want and must haves. Any questions please feel free to ask.



    --- On Mon, 8/4/08, me ow <whoopzdaisy@yahoo.com> wrote:



    From: me ow <whoopzdaisy@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re: Budget Wedding HELP!!!! please









    Also think about having your wedding and reception at someone's home or a nice

    restuarant as opposed to church wedding with all the bells and whistles.






  8. #8
    Lisa
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    Hi Mary,



    I'm new to the group. This is my first post and I'm very excited about

    being here and getting money saving tips!



    My boyfriend and I are "eloping". We hired a wedding officiant at

    www.blueridgeweddings.com. We're getting married on the beach. It's

    going to be so nice, and VERY cheap! Check out her portfolio of

    pictures.



    Lisa



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pearl197078836"

    <pearl197078836@...> wrote:

    >

    > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but

    > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding

    but

    > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter

    > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.

    > Thanks Mary

    >










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    Lucy Anderson
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    Third wedding? or third post?



    My second wedding (first wedding was an expensive disaster) cost <$100.



    Dress = $50 at Salvation Army and far more beautiful than the $400 one I had

    at my first wedding. It was a 50% off day, so $25. My friend washed it in

    the washing machine (gasp), pressed it and it is GORGEOUS...



    Church = Free (I think the pastor got a $20 honorarium but he gave that back

    to us in wedding present).



    Music = We got CDs from the library and put together our own set....



    Flowers = skipped them



    Cake = didn't have one



    Reception = the in-laws and wedding party (10 total) went to a Mexican

    restaurant. In-laws paid.



    Honeymoon - one night kid-free



    Video taping / pictures done by BIL - free





    On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Joi <joi_sinclair@sbcglobal.net> wrote:



    > --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > >

    > > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times but

    > > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding

    > but

    > > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a fall/winter

    > > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.



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  10. #10
    Sharon Young
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    The first time I married I had the "big" wedding with all the bells

    and whistles. Lasted 5 years!

    The second time around I had a very small, inexpensive wedding. We've

    been married for 17 years.

    We were married in the church that I attend but invited a small

    select group of friends and family.

    My husband's brother was his attendant/groomsman. My son and daughter

    from my first marriage were mine. They were 10 and 6 then (1991).

    Denny wore a borrowed suit and I wore a very pretty royal blue dress

    that I bought from a resale shop for $25. I bought Joshua a new suit

    and I made Karen's dress.

    My bouquet was borrowed from a friend of my Mom's that had recently

    married and had the same colors.

    Our preacher's wife volunteered to decorate with things she had and

    she also sang a song for us.

    I made all my other flowers and arrangements myself and I also made

    my cake.

    It all turned out very pretty and in the long run meant so much more

    to me than all the pomp and circumstance of the first one!

    After all, it's about the love and the memories, not the "stuff!"

    Good luck! sharon








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    Lorraine
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    When I got married 6 years ago, I bought everything for the wedding

    off of eBay. That is, everything except the groom....got him on Yahoo

    Personals :0)



    Lorraine in Ga



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, DNTDYCK@... wrote:

    >

    > when I got married we had a wedding at a church and did our own

    > flowers(fake). I had the reception at a small well decorated( for

    Christmas) family

    > owned restaurant that didn't cost more then $10 a person. We had a

    home made cake

    > with a keepsake topper(cherished teddies). For gifts we gave glass

    ord

    > ainments that my sister added our named and the wedding dates to

    in gold

    > lettering(.20 each). We had the guest pay for alcohol since it was

    a lunch( cheaper for

    > wedding budgets to do a lunch since a night one would have to

    include a

    > night tine snack). I bought my dress for a consignment store and

    it wasn't white.

    > I look like a giant marshmallow in white! I chose a nice Burgundy

    (Christmas

    > color) dress with long gloves and a cape really pretty. We had a

    relative who

    > was good at picture taking to take our pictures( what a nice gift!)

    Choose a

    > cheap theme and allow every thing to fall into place.

    >

    > Tina

    >










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    Ann Garner
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    At 08:24 AM 8/5/2008, you wrote:

    >When I got married 6 years ago, I bought everything for the wedding

    >off of eBay. That is, everything except the groom....got him on Yahoo

    >Personals :0)

    lol--Ok, I need to start checking Yahoo.

    Ann in Arkansas










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    Barb
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    Third time? My first wedding was very elaborate, I spent way too much

    on frills. Lasted 9 yrs. My second husband and I sit down with a

    heart to heart list of what a wedding day really meant to us. My best

    friend found my dress at Rugged Warehouse for $20, I was determined to

    be comfortable and look 'light and airy'. What time of year are you

    getting married? Friends brought our flowers the morning of the

    wedding. It was so much fun for me, the groom nor I saw our flowers

    til 'potluck' the day of the wedding, exciting! They were whatever

    was in bloom in their gardens that morning. Friends did my hair and

    makeup. Friends read devotions, our church pastor did the cermony.

    Our violinist friend arranged beautiful music! Again, we wanted to be

    surprised by his selection. My husband recorded our reception music

    on CDs and a friend played them for us. We had no wedding party. Just

    he and I. We wanted it to be a celebration of our union, so we

    greeted people at the church before the wedding as they came in. It

    was so wonderful! Instead of being a 'grand entrance', it was a

    shared welcome of our friends and families. We did no paper programs.

    We did feet washing instead of a unity candle deal, a symbol of our

    service and humblest to each other. Church decor was flower

    arrangements, again done that morning from garden collections. We did

    spend a great amount on rings, an important symbol for us. Groom wore

    nice silk pants that we found on discount many months before the

    wedding, with a nice Honduras silk white shirt with white emboriary

    (sp). Food was done mostly by co-workers, who asked if they could do

    something for us. Since we are in our 40s and 50s, we have all the

    household gifts we could ever wish for, plus a house and properties,

    so when they asked, I told them if could cook if they wanted. With my

    brother's smoke/grilling skills and supplies, they did steamed whole

    crabs, roasted pork and beef, roasted caribou (someone went hunting I

    guess, lol). My sister-in-law did my husband's favorite...pies and

    cookies! Our reception was done at a beautiful winery where my

    husband volunteers to do some wine pouring at their tastings. (He is

    an international wine distrib). Facilities for the reception were a

    gift from the owners of the winery. We had friends who did set-up and

    clean up for us. Again, if they asked what we wanted for our wedding

    gift, we asked them if they wanted to help. Linens for the tables

    were borrowed from our church, again, where we are long-term members,

    me since I was an infant. Buffet, dishes, glassware, were all

    borrowed from our church. Flowers again was brought in by friends the

    day of the wedding for the reception. Our biggest wedding expense for

    the reception was beer and wine. Though we got a discount from my

    husband's work, we still had some money invested in it. We also

    brought the fruit for platters, but the grilled corn and green beans

    were grown in our veg garden. I really didn't care what we were

    eating at the wedding, I just wanted people to have fun and relax and

    enjoy a party hosted in celebration of our lives and union. It can be

    done frugally. Again, we both spent maga bucks on our first weddings

    and felt we lost touch of what the day really meant! We spent 2 weeks

    in a rented villa/cottage in Italy for our honeymoon instead!







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "pearl197078836"

    <pearl197078836@...> wrote:

    >

    > I have been a member it seems forever and only posted a few times

    but

    > now I need help this is our third time each and want a nice wedding

    but

    > cant afford much so any ideas that you come up with for a

    fall/winter

    > wedding before he goes back to Irqa would be more than appericated.

    > Thanks Mary

    >










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    Lilmouse22
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    I loved your post! My husband andI had a very small at home wedding..I wore my white HS graduation dress and he had a new blue suit. my mom ordered a small wedding cake and only relatives and best friends were invited. The next 2 years were spent in college and working and 2 1/2 years later we had our first daughter. IfI mention my age all of you young kids [under 40] will think 'gee, she's old, what does she know?"

    Well I may be old but I know enough to have raised 4 great kids and helped raise 2 wonderful grandkids, owe no one any money and still have the same man I started out with so I must know SOMETHING!!!

    Believe me folks, it's not the WEDDING that should be the big deal...it's the MARRIAGE!
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    Gypsum Moon
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    At 10:41 AM 8/5/2008, Lilimouse wrote:



    >Believe me folks, it's not the WEDDING that should be the big

    >deal...it's the MARRIAGE!



    Woooo Hoooo! <standing on a chair, applauding>



    Love this sentiment, Lilimouse - and I agree you are definitely

    doing something right!



    Cindy in KS








 

 
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