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- May 15, 2007 at 5:41 pm #251969Guest
I was going to suggest that. If your church / venue is already decorated for
another event, get married then. Less $$$ spent.
Also, if another couple is getting married the same day, offer to help them
split the decor costs and get married before or after them, even a day apart,
and share the expense.
I went to a wedding several years ago the day after Christmas and the church
was already decorated very beautifully.
Tiffany <email@example.com> wrote:
I’m just a lurker but wanted to chime in. I don’t think there is
anything wrong with telling them you can afford to do $xxxx amount
and then the rest is up to them. I paid for my own wedding almost 10
years ago. Ours was small, in part because of circumstances around
our marriage (in part because I was 19 and my parents weren’t happy
about it) but that’s another story! lol We were married in
December, and the church was already decorated for Christmas. They
had a large, tastefully decorated tree that we took pictures by.
They had candles set out because it was nearing Christmas Eve, so we
were able to use those as well. We didn’t have attendants and my mom
(who did professional photography many years ago) took our pictures.
There is a somewhat upscale grocery store near hear who has a great
bakery, and we were able to get our cake through them for a very
reasonable price. It was very pretty, nothing spectacular like you
see on TV, but simple and beautiful and it tasted amazing. I know in
many areas there are smaller at home type bakeries too who specialize
in cakes so it wouldn’t hurt to ask around. Sometimes you can get
services or goods in exchange for doing something for the other
person. You may even know people who could do the photography or
cake or decorate who you weren’t aware before were able to do those
Good luck with everything!
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