Jump to content
BeautifulBridetoBe

10 Budgeting Tips for the Frugal Minded :)

Recommended Posts


Would anyone be interested in sharing a copy of their list of items?  Want to make sure I'm not going to forget anything
 

Originally Posted by Bruuning17 View Post

Great tips, I love all the suggestions.  Keeping a list in your purse is so smart so that when you are at a store and find a random sale with items you want for your wedding, you can be sure to take advantage of it and not forget anything



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This was really helpful but I  am still puzzled. A budget of $10,000 or slightly below still seems really high to me. So I'd like to know this: What makes the budget so high if you saved so much money on your dress and centerpieces? Are you paying for guests' flights, accommodations, etc? Is the food that expensive? This question is not just for you but also for others who have budgets that are over $10,000. I was under the impression that one of the reasons why people choose destination weddings in large part because it is less expensive that a wedding at home for 100+ people. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Koseefowokan,

 

We are planning for over 100 guests for destination wedding. We are planning to have our wedding outside of a resort to make the vacation more affordable for guests that will be traveling from abroad and family already on the island. We are utilizing three separate venues. In addition to the cost of our venues, we are paying for a cocktail hour, full dinner and open bar for our guests on the day of the wedding.  We have hired a band and a DJ and are having a four layer cake. We also have floral centerpieces and decorations for the venue. Our attire and our travel are also adding to the expense as well as the spending money for our honeymoon. Finally, we have a wedding coordinator and her staff that will be putting the whole thing together.

 

We chose the destination wedding for convenience and location. We knew we wanted a traditional Caribbean menu. Many US locations want you to use their caterers so we knew it would be easiest to just have our wedding in the Caribbean where we would have a selection of good Caribbean caterers. Also, at our price point, a wedding planner in the US would basically just take our money and do nothing really. The wedding planner we have hired really plans and coordinates the wedding. She replies to all of my e-mails and goes out of her way to bring us ideas and make us feel special. All we have to do is make selections.

 

Basically, the wedding we are having would cost over 40K in the states (which would be totally unattainable for us) and we aren't even at half of that having a destination wedding. Having this destination wedding is allowing us to have an unaffordable dream wedding. I could have easily have spent what we are spending on a wedding at home after tent rentals, caterer, etc and a lot of headache. It would be a nice wedding but just not what we wanted.

 

Hope that helps.


 

Originally Posted by koseefowokan View Post

This was really helpful but I  am still puzzled. A budget of $10,000 or slightly below still seems really high to me. So I'd like to know this: What makes the budget so high if you saved so much money on your dress and centerpieces? Are you paying for guests' flights, accommodations, etc? Is the food that expensive? This question is not just for you but also for others who have budgets that are over $10,000. I was under the impression that one of the reasons why people choose destination weddings in large part because it is less expensive that a wedding at home for 100+ people. 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for posting!

I need to constantly remind myself that I need to wait.

Figure out what I really need, make sure I know the exact number etc.  I just get so excited and want to buy things to get a jump start, but in the end I don't need 75 extra travel mugs just cause I want to order them now :-)
Thanks again!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG, I am the same way!! It is hard not to get too excited about things though!  I'm at the beginning of my planning so I need to trust that I will find other things and I don't have to buy everything now!
 

Originally Posted by Sherio9090 View Post

Thanks for posting!

I need to constantly remind myself that I need to wait.

Figure out what I really need, make sure I know the exact number etc.  I just get so excited and want to buy things to get a jump start, but in the end I don't need 75 extra travel mugs just cause I want to order them now :-)
Thanks again!

 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Wow, and I thought it was just me!!! I did jump start and buy fans without knowing the total number of people attending.. I bought 60 of them but they were on sale for .59. I bought 60 thinking not more than 60 people can really come with shipping under $50.00. It would of been more at it's actual price to buy 30 of them... idk at least we all are admitting that we have a problem!! I've been buying things hat I can now this early... flower girl basket, postcards for oot bags, pen for guest book, hangers from etsy. Things I know won't change!!

Originally Posted by Bruuning17 View Post

OMG, I am the same way!! It is hard not to get too excited about things though!  I'm at the beginning of my planning so I need to trust that I will find other things and I don't have to buy everything now!
 



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I am about to type is probably comforting albeit possibly bad advice... you could always sell what's not personalized.
 

Originally Posted by Sllefebvr View Post


Wow, and I thought it was just me!!! I did jump start and buy fans without knowing the total number of people attending.. I bought 60 of them but they were on sale for .59. I bought 60 thinking not more than 60 people can really come with shipping under $50.00. It would of been more at it's actual price to buy 30 of them... idk at least we all are admitting that we have a problem!! I've been buying things hat I can now this early... flower girl basket, postcards for oot bags, pen for guest book, hangers from etsy. Things I know won't change!!



 



 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×