- November 10, 2007 at 5:26 pm #254210LissKeymaster
P.S. My husband and I were married by the justice of the peace in a
white gazebo in my husband’s hometown. Only family but went to a
bar/grill afterwards. Honeymoon–Holiday Inn Express
There are a FEW things I’d change if I could do it over again!
By the way, I think the personalized candy bars make a wonderful gift
for your guests. Cheap too!
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Susan Martin”
> When dh & I married in 1994 we spent less than $200 for a full
church wedding. I have heard the average wedding now is priced at
over $65,000 and I am in shock. How much did you all spend on your
> This is our breakdown –
> Church – free – my husband was a pastor and we used his church to
> Minister – ??? – my husband’s brother, who is also a minister. My
husband paid him.
> Flowers – free – dh knew everyone in the small town where he lived
and preached and these were donated by the florist.
> Music – $25 for the organist
> Cake and mints- donated by church member who was a professional
> Punch and other snacks – donated by congregation
> Limo – donated by friend of dh’s
> Wedding dress – $20 – 1940’s satin and lace with long train –
purchased from friend who had bought it for his vintage clothing
business, but then realized it would not work for him. He said he
would give it to me and I told him I would pay him what he paid for
> Veil – $68 – my mother paid this. I did not want one but she said I
> Wedding shoes – $20. I was going to wear sneakers, but my mom
said, “no way!” and paid for these. i still wear them as they are
> rehearsal dinner – $100 for 32 people. Held at the only restaurant
in town, family style ham and fried chicken and all the trimmings. We
were given a special price as the owner knew dh.
> I had saved $2500 in the 6 months before we were married and part
of that paid for a honeymoon to Key West.
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