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- February 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm #255797Guest
We are going through this as well at my house- except being the Groom’s parents we aren’t “obligated” as much as you are by tradition. Both of the kids are paying for the wedding together (his first, her second) but we are helping where we can. To me, the biggest thing you can do is have it at a time when a meal is not expected…like 3pm or something. If you are a church member and they have a reception hall, USE it rather than renting a place. See if a neighbor has a pretty garden you can use…then you don’t have to purchase many flowers either to decorate with. My future DIL found a dress she loved at David’s Bridal- for $400! I was horrified…we looked at Nordestroms and other places and have found one she’s happy with for $178- still more than I would have hoped to pay. For favors we are using Hershey’s nuggets w/wrappers that have their names and wedding date- on eBay,
1.50 per 30…now if I can just catch a candy sale before September…LOL They are having only her children in the wedding and thedaughter has a gooddress already. We will hit after Easter sales to get the son a suit. It can be very pretty and personal and not cost a bloody fortune. Check w/grocery stores for the wedding cake (my second wedding cake came from Bi-lo and it was good and cheap), if you have friends/family that bake let one of them make the grooms cake instead of giving the couple a gift. You can tie your own bows for pews for a fraction of the cost-if not, check w/a Michaels crafts on cost. Ivy bowls and colored rocks can be bought at Dollar tree for centerpieces on tables- add a votive candle @6/1.00. Mostly, you have to ask for and be willing to take help that is offered- and think outside the box…use hanging
baskets on stands for color and then take them home after the service- ferns look good and are pretty cheap at home stores. One thing that has helped us is to keep the bride’s hands off of those big thick glossy “Wedding Guides” and magazines- for us, a 3,000 dress is NOT an option….to think that spending a down payment on a house for a wedding is “normal” is not what you want on her mind right now! Enjoy and I hope this helps a little- Lisa G.
Peaches14845@aol.com wrote: Hi There to all! My daughter is getting married this summer and would like a big wedding… however I am a single Mom and don’t have the means to have a big wedding..
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