Comments on: Budgeting for the Perfect Day http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/ Budget Wedding Blog : Beautiful Weddings Without Breaking the Bank Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:31:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Budget Savvy Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38116 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:22:30 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38116 So so true. In the end it’s the emotional memories that stand out. :)

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By: Erin http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38114 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:21:57 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38114 Sounds to me like you are focusing on all the right things!! I’m guessing you won’t remember what the food tasted like or even what you ate, you’ll remember how you felt and the look on your husband’s face when he sees you for the first time!

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By: Erin http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38113 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:21:01 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38113 Awesome about the in-laws doing the food – it is a huge help when people offer their services. We have a cousin doing our cake and one of my bridesmaid’s is gifting the DJ – it all adds up!!

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By: Erin http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38112 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:19:36 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38112 $10,000 for 225 people – sounds pretty budget savvy to me!! Best of luck to you and I HEAR you about the big family and things other people say you HAVE TO HAVE!! It’s ridiculous!

So far, we’ve nixed the honeymoon. While we know it’s important, we just can’t even think about spending money on it until we have a solid grasp on what the wedding will cost…

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By: Razan http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38109 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:29:46 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38109 I totally understand! If it wasn’t for my future parents-in-law, we would be having a hard time figuring out the food situation, but they offered to take care of it for us which is very sweet of them! I agree with you about not doing what everyone else and the websites say…that’s for the birds…the very rich birds!

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By: Razan http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38108 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:27:10 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38108 Yes it is! We are really trying to just enjoy the moments…this is the biggest party we’ll be throwing so far, and we want to remember it as fun, interesting, and full of great memories, so we’re trying to keep our head above water and not drown in all the “must haves” that people and wedding magazines say you HAVE TO HAVE you know? We’re mostly looking forward to our honeymoon!

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By: Budget Savvy Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38088 Thu, 31 May 2012 21:17:12 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38088 I think it’s definitely a good idea to focus on the reason behind the day! It’s easy to get caught up in ‘all the pretty things’ but the truth is you don’t need most of it to have a beautiful, joyous day! Let us know how it all works out!! :) xoxo

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By: Michelle http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38085 Thu, 31 May 2012 20:51:59 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38085 It has amazed me how fast things have added up. I wanted to do a small wedding for around $1000. LMFAO is all I can say. Don’t get me wrong I know it can be done for that amount or smaller but this is also the wedding I did not get the first time around. I thought we would keep our guests below 100, well we are sending out over 100 invites so that didn’t happen. Any how, after talking a lot about it and how to cut expenses we decided – since it is an outdoor wedding in a backyard – to just feed the guests that actually come to the wedding which will be around 50. We will put out drinks and desserts and when the food is gone, its gone. My friends have offered to pitch in to make most of the desserts and think I can feed everyone + cake for less than $350. I’m cutting corners in a lot of ways and just letting go things that the blogs and pinterest say to do. Overall I expect to spend less than $3000 for everything. Biggest thing I am focusing on is that I will be marrying the man I love and have friends and family around that are super important to me.

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By: Budget Savvy Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38080 Thu, 31 May 2012 18:57:38 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38080 It’s alot, isn’t it? Your costs definitely increase exponentially for every extra guest you include. It’s so hard to narrow down your lists especially when you have large families. Good luck with everything!! :)

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By: Razan http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/budgeting-for-the-perfect-day/#comment-38077 Thu, 31 May 2012 16:10:25 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15588#comment-38077 My fiance and I decided to pay for our own wedding so as not to burden our parents. We set an initial budget of $5000, which quickly became $10000! I was hoping to stay close to the budget, but with location, food, decorations, etc. it became obvious we would be way over! His family is GINORMOUS, so we had to up the guest number to 225 maximum, and that was with the constant back and forth between us and his parents about finding a happy medium. So far we are staying within our now-increased budget, but since we are still halfway through the planning, we shall see what damage we finally incur! I’m planning on making our invites, guest book, and favors and that should help decrease the cost as well….HOPEFULLY!

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