Comments on: Just some random thoughts for Monday… http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lindel http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1606 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 03:30:15 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1606 Just wanted to say a huge yes to the cake and punch reception. It can probably be done on church grounds and with all the catering/rental money you would be saving you could splurge on a couple of really fabulous gâteaux and assorted cakes and set up a sumptuous buffet with your candy options scattered through and some gorgeous simple blooms.

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By: Cakes By Shara http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1605 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:40:53 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1605 Have you thought about renting your cake and backing it up with sheet cakes from Sam’s or publx? I have two 5 tier wedding cakes that can be changed to fit your colors that will rent for $250.00. I also have two that rent for $150.00 and three that rent for $300.00. If you want to see the cakes look at http://www.cakesbysharalunn.blogspot.com or http://www.cakesbyshara.net I am running a $25.00 off special on these cakes if booked before March 1st 2009. My real cake starts at $4.00 a slice as well.
Churches are great options for renting, mom and pop catering is a good way to get food or cake punch and nuts. You can also have people from the church bring in veggie trays and cheese trays many people love doing this because they feel like they are helping. I have seen couples make it on a 5000k budget talk to lavish. She had friends that I did a cake for that had that same budget and the wedding was beautiful. It can be done, I admire you for sticking with your budget and not going into huge amounts of debt. I also admire your witness to the Lord through your blog.
Kind regards,
Shara Lunn

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By: Ashley http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1604 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:29:16 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1604 gosh darn it. i left about 25 typos in that comment. please forgive me. i even misspelled the link to our wedding website! whoops.

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By: Ashley http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1603 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:25:40 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1603 alright, this is completely unrelated to your post, but i HAVE to tel you something. do you remember a few months ago (probably as far back as july) when you posted about north carolina photography firm “evoke” that was giving away a free wedding? well, that post was: a. the first time i ever saw your blog, and enough to keep me coming back regularly since, and; b. too good to not even try out for. well… you aren’t going to believe me if i just told you, so please check out her blog today: http://www.evokenc.com/index.php/blog and see how the contest is coming.

let’ just say i am about to owe you roughly three thousand dollars worth of gratitude.

lastly, if you haven’t left nashville by may 23 (i know yours is three weeks prior), you’re welcome to come out and see what you’re responsible for. ; )

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By: A Few Pearls to Share http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1602 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 00:16:46 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1602 I don’t like choice ‘B’ either. Stick to your guns on YOUR date. Remember to tap into your resources…this will definitely give you the wedding of your dreams.
…remember, you ARE the ‘BUDGET SAVVY BRIDE’.

CONGRATS! on your new job:D

P.S.:: You have been nominated.
Follow the link to see::

http://wiseoysters.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-luv.html

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By: Julie http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1601 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 20:17:55 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1601 I totally hear you on the budget cruch!! My fiance and I decided that we were not willing to spend most of our budget on a boring old sit-down dinner, so we are having an evening cermeony that will be immediately followed by cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, speeches, dancing, and general wedding shenanigans. Not having a dinner has saved us a fortune- we don’t need to rent as many tables, linens, don’t have to do a seating plan, don’t have to do place cards…. and after all the weddings I’ve been to, I can honestly say that part I hate the most is the sit down dinner- so slow, the food is never that great (too many palates to please), and it just feels like they are trying to keep us busy until someone gets around to speeches. I feel really great about the cocktail party approach, instead! A lot more social, too.

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By: Autumn http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1600 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:36:09 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1600 I know how crushing it must be to re-evaluate everything after you’ve been planning, but I can’t say how much I admire you for sticking to your guns and not going into massive, foolish debt to finance “one perfect day.” It will be great no matter how it works out (and I heartily second all the ideas above about a cake and punch reception, or brunch, or a backyard bbq reception). Your friends and loved ones will surround you and you will be married, and THAT, not food or flowers or “details”, will make it a wonderful day.

Good luck, I know you have some challenges ahead but you will make it. I’m all for keeping your date, you’re ready to be married, just be like Tim Gunn and MAKE IT WORK!

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By: Genevieve http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1599 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:24:50 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1599 Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but never commented. I’m glad that you are loving your job, that’s great news! But I just wanted to say good luck with making your decisions, it sound incredibly difficult. But at the end, just remember that you will be married, and everything will be ok. Whatever you decide I’m sure your wedding will turn out perfectly and be amazing! :)

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By: Marianne http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1598 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 03:30:14 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1598 I’m so glad your new job is going well!

I think that a lot of brides are feeling how you are – trying to re-evaluate the priorities and budgets. It’s tricky, and it stinks, but I think you are right not to add to your debt.

There are so many creative ways you can pull this off, so try not to stress too much.

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By: Lindel http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/just-some-random-thoughts-for-monday/#comment-1597 Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:30:40 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=517#comment-1597 Hi,

Glad your happy with your new job! On the budget wedding thing, I know you are in the wedding industry and have sifted through tonnes and tonnes of ideas but like others have suggested a brunch or a restaurant reception can be a way cheaper option. I have always fantasised about having a morning or afternoon tea picnic wedding complete with lawn games, lots of cakes and pastries, and a signature punch. The only other alcohol would maybe be a beer and a champagne. Keep it simple with food that is easy to eat with fingers so no plates or cutlery is needed just super cute monogramed napkins. You can decorate simply with ribbons and Martha Stewart style pompoms in trees, small flowers tucked into the grass and jars of simple blooms. A big basket full of games with instructions and handmade picnic blankets out of thrift shop sheets/table cloths with a few tables and chairs scattered around for older people. Weather can be a problem with such events so somewhere indoor/outdoor is a must.

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