March 11, 2015
I have a $2000 budget and im passed stressed out!! Im worried that with having a outside wedding it will rain!!! My date is May 2016 and i needed to plan ahead...planning should be fun not this crazy.
November 5, 2014
How was your wedding in dover area for under 2000?
April 19, 2014
Ram12 where did you find it we are not far from there and we have the same budget
I am a wedding planner and a few tips that I can give you would be to decide on a basic menu for the reception. I fyou know someone in your family that knows how to cook. Pay them a small fee. I would use a louge or home for the ceremony and use faux flowers vs. real flowers some fuax flowers look really real. Look on craigslist you will be surprised what good deals you can find on there as far as the decor, music, and wedding cake. You have time so try not to stress to much just make sure that you have a budget plan and no matter what don't over do it. Okay.
hi i also have a budget of 2000-3000 the most. i dont have a dress as of yet. need help with a reasonable venue (romantic/ intimate setting) outside option if weather permits (aug/sept 2014), decor, music, catering ,wedding cake. my wedding is late aug/ sept 2014. please help
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June 28, 2013
Hi Illinois - For our reception we are renting an American Legion Hall in the NW Chicago suburbs for $375 (this is half price because my future father-in-law is a member). We will have 150 guests. The wine and keg of beer are extremely reasonable compared to other venues I've checked. We will have the wedding ceremony in the local park for $95 (amphitheater seating and water fountain behind the minister) with a backup plan of the legion hall if it rains. I'm looking at places like Pita Inn (award winning food) or Buona Beef to cater the food at $10-$15 per person. I can supplement that with some Costco veggies and chips. I bought my dress on eBay for $27. My fiance will wear clothes he already has. I am printing the invitations, etc myself using brown kraft paper from hobby lobby (wait for sales and use coupons) and doilies from eBay. Look on etsy for inspiration for invitations, menus, programs, etc. I’m using large round doilies under clear round plastic plates. Lemons in a vase for center pieces. I plan to buy a sheet cake or two at Costco. For favors I am making very simple wine charms from an earring hoop and one 6mm glass bead. The wine charms will be mounted on a thank you card and placed on the plates. (1000 hoops $13 and 1000 glass beads $8.67 on eBay for both.) A friend will DJ using our own play list. Please let us know what you learn for Chicago area budget weddings.
HI! It is often cheaper to rent a hall in the county instead if the city..often you can bring your own caterer, bartender, etc in. I am using Cloverlawn in Leduc county...I have the hall from Friday to Monday morning at 9 AM and the cost is about 600.00 Access to kitchen and all the dishes, cooking stuff etc.Theres a ball diamond, campground and the rental includes all of it-couldn't be happier...oh and no corkage fee.
HELLO EVERYONE IN THE MARYLAND AREA, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN, CLARKSBURG,BETHESDA, SILVER SPRING, HELP @2000 BUDGET FOR WEDDING AND RECEPTION, COCKTAIL FINGER FOODS, NEED A VENUE OR HALL OR NICE RESTURANT THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO ALSO GET MARRIED THERE. 4HRS. I HAVE A DJ, HAVE A CAKE, HAVE SOMEONE TO DO MY FINGER FOODS, HAVE A MINISTER WHICH IS MY FIANCE UNCLE, HAVE A CAKE WHICH IS A GIFT TO OUR 11 YRS TOGETHER...I JUST NEED A PLACE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN...DESPERATE WEDDING IS AUG, 16TH, 2013..I NEED SOMEONE WHO IS WILLING TO DO THIS FROM THE HEART, JUST TO MAKE ME HAPPY IF ONLY FOR JUST 1 DAY...
May 1, 2013
Our wedding cost something less than 2000. We rented a beautiful home in Gloucester to host immediate family and for the reception, went out to Halibut Point State Park with a JoP who married us, I made my dress with lace and silk, and flowergirl's dress (fortunate that I can sew). We had 25 guests, we cooked the food, made the cake (we are really good cooks). Invitations hand-written and materials from paper source. A number of identical vases from Goodwill filled with white tulips (it looked stunning). Bouquet of white tulips. Party favors: pouches of same fabric as wedding dress with little cards that mention the date and our names with sugar almonds in. We spent 3 days out at the place we rented with all our friends, had a "rehearsal bbq", and a "post wedding brunch", all very intimate and fun. Had to rent some equipment (a big table to fit all and chairs). We also bought all our china, wine glasses and champagne flutes. Friends with kick-ass cameras took pictures.
A regret: not having another 25 people over (we could not cook for that many people alone and hosting them would be difficult). That would have doubled our budget. I mean there was wine and champagne for all and amazing food for 25 people for 3 days. Doubling that would have been impossible for us to pull off.
BTW we also did it in one month total. Sounds impossible but it is possible, if you keep it small. We both wanted such a small intimate affair as our wedding, it was our dream wedding. If any 2-3 members of our family had our cooking skills, pulling off 50 people would have been a breeze I think. Careful planning is all you need. Find a park or nice location to do it (we got married on an ocean outlook). Make your task list realistic and add "bling" as you go. Example: I did not add the lace to my dress until the entire thing was done. It was beautiful and simple as it was, and most importantly, ready to go ten days before the wedding. Then, the lace came, which was an add-on, and beautiful. Same story with our cake. We had a recipe that was ok, and we took it with, my husband stayed and made the actual cake that we had, which was phenomenal. Plans A and B were helpful, flexibility too: turns out we did not have to change plans, nor did we have to resort to plan B. But solid plan Bs helped. All those who look at our pics cannot believe this was done on a 2000 budget. It really looks (and felt like) a 10000 wedding. It's all in the execution and thinking things through all the way.
me and my 3 siblings are planning a 25th wedding vow renewal for our parents tight budget of 1800 so far all we have is the venue it's a little diffrent for us because my parents have been through so much but it never seems to break them my mom is in a wheelchair and hooked to a feeding machine and cathe bag 24/7 due to having 2 strokes they adopted five children and went through so much with them but they are still soo happy and in love so we wanna make this day very special for them cause they never complain and would'nt say no to anyone in need and they are always upbeat and happy anything negative they find the positive in it i don't know how they do it.. but our budget is strained any sugestions or anyone willing to donate deco,flapper dresses zoot suits etc. or tell us where we can find some of these things really cheap would be greatly appreciated their theme is,1920's colors silver and mulberry. thanks to all in advance for all your help. P.S we're located in temple tx which is 1 hour from austin tx,and 2 hours from dallas tx
ram12 would you mind telling me the venue that is only 2500? i would like to check it out.
August 13, 2012
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I actually did my wedding for a alittle under $6,000 and had it at a country club. I work with any budget.
It is good to have a planner, because like an accountant you pay a planner but they end up saving you money in the end. So in using a planner you can have a wedding on budget but then it looks like you spent more than you did because you used a planner so please try to use a planner despite your budget.
i need help with my $2500.00 budget wedding,i know what i want,and i know i can do it in the amount of money but my visions don't come out as planned,my wedding is april 20th 2013 we want outdoor,renassaince medievel theme,shouldn't be hard to do but i have to get everything and my bridesmaid dresses are their gifts from me,i need help please email me at email@example.com...thank you!
July 27, 2012
go to the local collage or technical school, if they have a Culinary department then you can get a caterer. You can get a photographer and videographer from the visiual department, you could even possably get your invitations through their arts department and a wedding coordinator through their hopsitality department. All these student would love to do the job for a fraction of the cost just to get their names out their and to get their portfolio built.
I can help you. Where are you located?
July 26, 2012
Im having a wedding on 05/18/2013 and im on a 2000 dollar budget. I so lost and stressed out out, I have found a area for my outside wedding. I just dont nothing about planning a wedding. Somebody pls help.....\
June 23, 2012
I have the same budget. Doing as much as you can yourself is the best way to save money. I look at it as this is your special day and you want everything to be perfect. Make your own center pieces. I shopped at local dollar tree stores and was able to get table clothes, vases, fake flowers, and wedding photo album, some of the party favors. I even found a t-shirt iron on that said bride. Its your day so be as creative as you want. Places like wal-mart carries toule for decoration and I plan to use all white Christmas lights for decorations as well. See if you can find a hall that will accommodate your guest where you can have the ceremony and reception in the same place. Also ask close friends and family members to help with all things starting with decorating, cooking, photography, video, and coordinating. My family has had 3 weddings in the last 3 years and was able to pull it off with similar budgets.
June 20, 2012
Check out mgainsdecor.com! You can rent all of your decorations which can save a bundle. Plus they ship everywhere and are super helpful at getting what you want even if it's not on their site.
I am helping a friend plan her wedding and her budget is 3000 if anybody has any ideas i would love to hear them. Her wedding is being set for dec.22 this year so i dont have alot of time to get it together. Any advice or ideas are welcome
April 22, 2012
Try the art work building on Hull st the venue is very nice it it rents for 1000.00 for the day the website is www.artworksrichmond.com i was just looking it for my location good luck and congrats