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- May 15, 2007 at 5:41 pm #251955Guest
Wow, my hats off to you. did you have a house wedding or did you
rent a hall?
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Amanda Graham
> I am getting married in August, we are doing
> everything ourselves. Total cost (including
> reception) is less than $2000 for 250 people.
> Food~ my aunt is a caterer, so the reception food is
> done at cost and the cake is our gift.
> Bridesmaid dresses~ think untraditional. We ordered
> these from Newport News catalogue for $35. Bonus:
> they are fancy, but they can be worn again, instead
> of taking up space in closets.
> Men’s attire~ can’t help much there, unless the
> wedding is more casual and a regular suit would work.
> My dress~ bought from a warehouse, the designer was
> going out of business. My shoes and jewelry~ check
> consignment stores, especially right now, as most
> schools are having proms.
> Decor~ check GOODWILL and consignment stores, as well
> as Dollar Tree type stores. I found tons of flowers,
> the ring pillow, the unity candle holder,
> centerpieces, etc for a dollar or less. My cake
> topper, a Wilton heirloom brand, was 6.99 in a dollar
> mart store.
> Hair, nails, make-up. Many places will do the bride’s
> free if the wedding party also has theirs done at the
> same time.
> Invitations and Programs~ I googled wedding
> invitations, picked out the verses I liked, and
> printed my own on some cardstock I had picked up at
> Michaels. Added a vellum insert, and a stamp in our
> theme instead of envelope seals. Blank programs are
> usually less than $10 for 100 at most Christian book
> Favors: we are making little envelopes for tea bags,
> with the saying “love is brewing”,
> Also, check out Oriental Trading Co., they have a lot
> of low-priced wedding items.
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