| Originally Posted by Clussy75 |
We're having our wedding at Dreams in November of this year and the budget (including our travel) is supposed to be 10K or under so we have to see where we can shave some costs. Luckily my Mom's paying for half of the photographer's cost and the wedding dress so that's less for us to worry about on bottom line. Most of this spreadsheet is based on approximations so it's still a bit loose on the tuning. It really really does add up and I'm starting to worry myself a bit. Time to see where I can simplify.
I see for your excel sheet you don't have money for flowers and a bunch of items yet. Just a few notes.
The wiring at Dreams for the lanterns is $180.
The ceremony setup is separate from the reception (unless they are at the same location).
I paid $44 just in immodium/tylenol for the small packets.
I think the Mariachi has a 2 hr minium.
If you have koozies printed, there's usually a screen setup charge.
What's the water cooler bottle for bar that you have listed? The water at Dreams is included. That's one thing we loved when visiting.. we had a drink and a water every time so we weren't dehydrated.
You can totally do this.. I worked with other girls budget numbers to come up with my budget, then decided what I had to have and what I could live without.
It's easy to go crazy here. We didn't count our stay so that made the budgeting that much easier.