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#201 Lisa B

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    Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

    This was so helpful! really trying to keep our budget down by doing alot of things ourselves. thanks everyone!!

    #202 antz21

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      Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:43 PM

      Fabulous post! We also are doing our wedding on a tight budget, as we are hoping to buy a house around the same time. These are some great tips and can't wait to use them when I start buying items.

      #203 JanineA

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        Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:33 PM

        Always good to revisit this thread over and over again and remind myself of all the things I can do. Great thread!!!

        #204 lsjhik

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          Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:37 PM

          Great post! Nothing wrong with saving money.

          #205 Skygirl

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            Posted 20 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

            great post

            #206 Lua

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              Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

              what a great thread!
              we're trying to do our DW on a VERY tight budget so these tips and ideas will be very helpful! :)

              #207 kingshead

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                Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:28 PM

                great post! Always looking for ways to save money! Rebecca

                #208 SunnyDBride

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                  Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:24 AM

                  Excellent post! I am all about savings. I am working hard to get everythingI need for $10K or under and I am planning a DW and AHR. I know it can be done. I just have to take my time and be careful.

                  #209 alundy

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                    Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

                    I love this thread!! Especially the tips about veils - I would have been that person who just buys the bridal shop one without thinking of how simple and cheap of an item it actually is.

                    Personally, I am looking to do a very frugal DW. For those in the same boat as me, depending on your taste here are some of my ideas:

                    - Consider whether it's really that important to have a private reception. I've been to two DWs now where the reception dinner was in a semi-private area of one of the a la cartes, and one was not private (they just set us up in the a la carte). I thought it was great - you are still sharing your reception with your guests, and if other random people from the resort stop and say congrats, then great! It's not for everyone but I think that's the way I will go to save $$ on the whole private dinner thing. The reception dance/party was on the beach and was not private either - and it was lots of fun!

                    - I am all about picking the key important items that really matter to me and not focusing too much on the rest. I really don't care about centerpieces, flowers (I'm sure whatever comes with the free or cheapy package will be just lovely), or upgraded cakes. Those are not things I will think back on when I remember my wedding day.

                    - I think I will request RSVP via email (and probably setup a separate email account for wedding stuff), instead of sending out response cards with envelopes and postage. If you invite 100 people, that's quite a bit you've saved by skipping the return postage.

                    This online store had some super cheap, pretty wedge sandals (and a ton of other stuff too):
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                    Just be warned, their return policy is pretty strict so make sure you read it if you're concerned about the sizing.

                    #210 TLGnhci

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                      Posted 07 July 2010 - 03:58 PM

                      - Consider whether it's really that important to have a private reception. I've been to two DWs now where the reception dinner was in a semi-private area of one of the a la cartes, and one was not private (they just set us up in the a la carte). I thought it was great - you are still sharing your reception with your guests, and if other random people from the resort stop and say congrats, then great! It's not for everyone but I think that's the way I will go to save $$ on the whole private dinner thing. The reception dance/party was on the beach and was not private either - and it was lots of fun!

                      Alundy,

                      So, when there was a dinner only reception, there were dancing options? That would be awesome.




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