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#1 endlesslove

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    Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

    We originally planned a destination wedding thinking it would bring down the cost. We all know how that turns out!

    We would be fine if we weren't paying for both sets of our parents. We originally wanted to give each set $1,000 to put towards their tickets/accomodations. Once FI's parents say they couldn't afford it we said "fine, well pay for both parents" bad decision. We're looking at over $2,600 for each set. If both parents decided to suck it up and help it would bring our cost down a lot.

    I mean, I've lowered my photographer and photography package to bring the price down $1k.

    It seems like nomatter what we save, or cut down on prices just keep rising. We're less than 16 months out now, and I'm already freaking out.

    Anyone going through the same thing?

    #2 sstotz

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      Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:52 PM

      I felt the exact same way!

      We just recently sent out our invites, and were told that 80% will most likely go to a DW because its an excuse to get away.. now that we are nearing the end of our rsvp timeframe we have around 30% attending!! We were planning on spending $4500 alone on the reception dinner and now it looks like its going to be under $2000!! Sooooooo, hopefully your numbers will even out in the end, too!
      ~Soon to be Shanny May
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      #3 endlesslove

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        Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:00 PM

        I'm hoping we only get 20 guests or so. Anymore we'll be paying $45 a piece for. Which will bring our budget up even more. I'm hoping to send out only 30 invites because my mother is insisting not many people will come bc of the cost.


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        Originally Posted by sstotz
        I felt the exact same way!

        We just recently sent out our invites, and were told that 80% will most likely go to a DW because its an excuse to get away.. now that we are nearing the end of our rsvp timeframe we have around 30% attending!! We were planning on spending $4500 alone on the reception dinner and now it looks like its going to be under $2000!! Sooooooo, hopefully your numbers will even out in the end, too!





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