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I found tumbler cups at Sam's Club for a very reasonable price.  Six cost $20 + tax.  They are super cute and each box has 6 different colours.  It was a great option for us, as I wanted to give our guests something nice, but OOT bags seemed like a lot of work and a lot of extra money. 

 

 

If anyone is interested, here's the link:

 

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/double-walled-tumber/prod8210138.ip

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I found tumbler cups at Sam's Club for a very reasonable price.  Six cost $20 + tax.  They are super cute and each box has 6 different colours.  It was a great option for us, as I wanted to give our guests something nice, but OOT bags seemed like a lot of work and a lot of extra money.  If anyone is interested, here's the link: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/double-walled-tumber/prod8210138.ip
Those are cute! Thanks for the link

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Sorry to hear! Maybe mil can help? Or even the grandmother? I budgeted 1500 for my mom. I don't want her to stress because she is a worrier especially regarding finances. Bottom line. It's your wedding! I'm not a bridezilla who wants every detail perfect, nor do I think it's a great idea to finance it all. But consider the potential regrets you may have by cost cutting certain things. I always thought other than location, food would be my number one. But now I'm realizing having the moments captured beautifully by a great photographer means the most to me. So I'm looking for ways to sacrifice in other areas. Do you have a date yet? Location?

I just had a mini melt down. My mother in law made a big deal to my fiance about how her mother had to be present at the wedding, which means that its a cost my fiance and I have to bear. I just looked up the flights from Dominican Republic to Jamaica and they are almost $1,000 !!! I almost fainted. We have to budget $1500 for the grandmother :(

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I found tumbler cups at Sam's Club for a very reasonable price.  Six cost $20 + tax.  They are super cute and each box has 6 different colours.  It was a great option for us, as I wanted to give our guests something nice, but OOT bags seemed like a lot of work and a lot of extra money.  Thanks! I love those cups, so I may consider that idea. If anyone is interested, here's the link: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/double-walled-tumber/prod8210138.ip

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Originally Posted by megssweet1 View Post

 

Sorry to hear! Maybe mil can help? Or even the grandmother? I budgeted 1500 for my mom. I don't want her to stress because she is a worrier especially regarding finances. Bottom line. It's your wedding! I'm not a bridezilla who wants every detail perfect, nor do I think it's a great idea to finance it all. But consider the potential regrets you may have by cost cutting certain things. I always thought other than location, food would be my number one. But now I'm realizing having the moments captured beautifully by a great photographer means the most to me. So I'm looking for ways to sacrifice in other areas. Do you have a date yet? Location?

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I just had a mini melt down. My mother in law made a big deal to my fiance about how her mother had to be present at the wedding, which means that its a cost my fiance and I have to bear. I just looked up the flights from Dominican Republic to Jamaica and they are almost $1,000 !!! I almost fainted. We have to budget $1500 for the grandmother sad.gif

 

Yea it's in Jamaica in June 28th. My mother in law has a lot of her plate right now but if she helps me with the crafty stuff and decorations for the wedding, I will owe her so much! I guess it's a good thing the wedding is still far so maybe my fiance can pick up extra over time hours.

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Well, don't stress too much. You have a long time to budget 1500. Plus oil prices will prob come down in the winter. So we'll all enjoy lower gas prices and airfare will likely come down too.

Yea it's in Jamaica in June 28th. My mother in law has a lot of her plate right now but if she helps me with the crafty stuff and decorations for the wedding, I will owe her so much! I guess it's a good thing the wedding is still far so maybe my fiance can pick up extra over time hours.

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Also, ladies, I saw another thread where ppl are winning stuff for their wedding. Idk how you find out about contests, but I'd guess google and Facebook are good places to start. Maybe Instagram too? I don't use twitter, but I bet that's a good resource too.

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Originally Posted by megssweet1 View Post

 

Well, don't stress too much. You have a long time to budget 1500. Plus oil prices will prob come down in the winter. So we'll all enjoy lower gas prices and airfare will likely come down too.

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Originally Posted by Jessica Correa View Post

 

Yea it's in Jamaica in June 28th. My mother in law has a lot of her plate right now but if she helps me with the crafty stuff and decorations for the wedding, I will owe her so much! I guess it's a good thing the wedding is still far so maybe my fiance can pick up extra over time hours.

 

lol i really hope so!

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Here is a breakout of our budget. We also took a honeymoon in Punta Cana which we paid for with a honeymoon registry and cash gifts from the wedding (about $5,000 total).  This includes absolutely EVERYTHING we bought or paid for from day 1 - we literally saved every receipt and it's all included here. For reference, we had about 60 people and the wedding was not at an all inclusive resort. 

 

All in all, it was money well spent. We had a lovely wedding, much nicer than the money would have got us in Boston where we live. My one budget "regret" is the photographer, which is funny because in the beginning it was the ONE thing I wouldn't budge on and decided to splurge on. We hired the "best of the best" and our pictures were very good, but I think we could have gotten almost as good for a fraction of the cost. There are a LOT of good photographers in the Rivera Maya, so do your research and don't necessarily get sucked in by the big names. 

 

We originally wanted to have an AHR but we just couldn't afford it after how much our DW ended up costing. Almost everyone we really wanted to celebrate with was able to make the trip, so we didn't really see the need to have another party. Plus, I just don't think I could have taken on planning another reception. One was already too much. Maybe it's just me but I thought wedding planning was SO stressful! 

 

Paper goods (Invitations, Calligraphy, etc.) 2,478.44
Dress/Attire/Wedding Bands 6,332.33
Ceremony/Reception (Food and Decor) 22,580.32
Photos/Video 6,200.00
Flowers 3,068.00
Gifts (Welcome Bags, Wedding Party and Family) 3,166.79
Travel (Including Site Visit) 7,616.93
Other 1,079.19
Total 52,522.00

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Here's a suggestion for everyone who's planning a wedding under a tight budget. You can hire a student photographer to lower the cost for photos and videos. Just choose one that works as good as a professional. And since a lot of flowers is needed for the weeding, you can buy them in bulk. You can check wholesale flower shops like Danisa Flowers. I hope it helps.

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