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#241 *Meagan*

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    Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:08 AM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Girasole
    Thanks for sharing! Our budget is $10K and right now we are at about $5800 with resort for 2 weeks, "free wedding package", flights (FIs mom & dad are getting these for us with flyer miles), invitations, STD, gift bags and a few items for in them. We still have reception, decorations, entertainment, and attire to get.
    Hey Girasole! Are you at Beaches Resort??

    #242 Girasole

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      Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:25 AM

      Yep! I am so excited to go. I have been to Sandals resorts before but never a Beaches
      Chrissy & Jeremiah's Blog with Pictures...

      http://www.brilliant....island-escape/

      #243 LadyTrunck

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        Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

        Ok, this thread has helped me a lot, and I have my final (yeah right!!!) budget in place:

        Bride Attire + alterations: 2450
        Jewelry: 150
        Groom attire: 450
        Wedding bands: 1500
        Flight: 1000
        Resort: 3500
        Wedding Package: 1600
        Flowers: 500
        Mariachi: 560
        Table decorations for dinner: 150
        Favors: 600
        Save the dates and luggage tags: 700 (yikes!)
        Hair/Nails: 150
        2 photogs, Elizabeth Medina and Cecilia Dumas and TTD dress (wedding and TTD): 5850
        Photog stay: 450
        Website: 130

        Bringing us to a grand total of 19,725. More than we thought--- but it could be worse!! :) And we are right on track, we've actually gone under budget on a few things. That is keeping me sane!!
        Married to my BEST FRIEND!
        July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
        Non-Pro Pics:
        http://bestdestinati....ro-pics-61751/
        Trash the dress!:http://bestdestinati....a-dumas-61397/

        #244 clfaidl2

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          Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:28 PM

          I had a really cheap STD if anyone is interested. My fiance is a graphic designer, so he designed the template. I could probably send it around if i can find his attachment . We did a post card size, but printed the design on photo paper. I attached an info letter to the STD. I used our color of blue paper, which i purchased at staples and decorated it with paper flowers that i purchased at michaels. Also I read in other girls threads that they used luggage tags from staples. and ironed them through a towel themself. just thought i would share if anyone is interested since that alone is costing you 700 dollars. yikes!
          ~Christina~

          #245 clfaidl2

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            Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:10 AM

            Unfortunately, I will have a hard time sharing the STD template. He used an Indesign (some graphic designer program) so unless you have that particular program it would be impossible to open it and edit the names. i will post my welcome letter in the near future and take pictures of how i decorated it. I got a lot of ideas from other welcome letters on this forum. Have a great week ladies!
            ~Christina~

            #246 LadyTrunck

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              Posted 05 December 2009 - 04:13 AM

              clfaidl2--thanks so much for the offer, but the damage has been done! :) the STD's were FI's full idea, and the only thing he has been truly passionate about w/ the planning of this, so that made it ok with me. They were shot kits w/ personalized shot glasses and tequila w/ a card. He is proud, and they were a hit!!
              Married to my BEST FRIEND!
              July 7, 2010!!My Planning Thread: http://bestdestinati....ns-pics-60834/
              Non-Pro Pics:
              http://bestdestinati....ro-pics-61751/
              Trash the dress!:http://bestdestinati....a-dumas-61397/

              #247 Mrs.B

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                Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:36 AM

                This thread is very insightful.

                #248 bosi

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                  Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

                  I am not as organised as you guys ( actually I am afraid to see what I really spent...) but it was less than $20,000 ( around $18,500) . This comprised everything including the flight and the rooms and flying the photographer in, and the honeymoon ( stayed total of 2 weeks in JA).

                  #249 TLC4Rock

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                    Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:52 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jessiee223
                    Thanks for the post Savannah. My fiance and I have a budget set at $4K and after reading some of the posts I started to wonder if it was possible. I am planning to make the STD's and invites to try and save money. There are a few details I originally forgot about (duh the rings!), but I'm thinking we will be able to stay on track.
                    Actually we are in the same budget range. I would have a traditional wedding if budget higher. :-) Glad to know I am not the only one in the lower range. So far I am on budget!! :-) The cost of flowers and etc. has been the hardest for me to predict.

                    Keep me updated on you budget ideas!

                    #250 *HOLLY*

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                      Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

                      $5000 Venue Food and Drinks
                      $500 Photog
                      $595 DJ
                      $500 Gifts
                      $200 Candy Bar
                      $850 Dress with alterations and acces.
                      $500 Gift to eachother for scubadiving in Antigua and TTD Shoot
                      $5500 Honeymoon Cruise with shore excursions
                      $300 Rings *wont get mine till after wedding so mine is not included*
                      $100.00 Flowers
                      $150.00 Decor
                      $150.00 Cake

                      I dont know of anything else that comes to mind
                      Total 14345.00




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