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#1 sthor07

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    Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

    I am very willing to put work into my wedding if it means saving money. Everything seems so overpriced. I have started brainstorming ways to save. I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas aboutgreat money saving tips!  This is what I have so far...


    1. island friendly wedding attire will be less formal and flashy (less material also)

    2. If guest list remains under 60 make homemade wedding invitations and/or save the dates

    3. keep wedding ceremony decor at a minimum and use beautiful location

    4. Use local floral arrangements for reception

    5. use an IPOD for ceremony and reception and a steel band for in between briefly (who is in charge of IPOD?)

    6. Swap rehearsal dinner with a brunch or cocktail hour

    7. small cake and cupcakes or just cupcakes rather than elaborate wedding cake


    Also, if anyone has any experience (bad or good) with related plans please let me know!

    #2 skadow

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      Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

      Hmm Good Idea, when we are done this could be put into a magizine hehe.


      I have learned:


      1. Bringing decor is cheaper then renting
      2. Buying Real Touch Flowers are cheaper then buying real flowers
      3. If possible leave the word "Wedding" out when getting quotes
      4. Dont get the best room. I decided we dont need a delux room. We are saving about 1,200 by getting a standard room.
      5. I allowed my brides maids to pick there own dress, they didnt have to match each others or be the same dress but they had to be a certain color. (This way they could use something they already owned, or by something they would use again) I didnt have to buy the dresses for them.
      6. Micheals has some GREAT templated, DIY wedding invite kits for cheap.
      7. Martha Stwart Wedding Magizine has a 40% of coupon for Michaels. Buy invites with this
      8. Hobby Lobby sells great real touch flowers and once a month they have a 50% off sale on them.

      #3 ambularose

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        Posted 17 August 2010 - 06:33 PM

        Great ideas guys!


        In addition to what you all have listed


        1. definately diy save the dates and invitations.

        2. limit guests attending and length of stay:(


        I'm sure there are many more. I'm just in the early stages of planning!

        #4 sthor07

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          Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:00 PM

          Thanks guys.  Good list we have going there! We definitely don't need anything but a standard room and I really only want one bridesmaid so she can pick out her own dress. I was also thinking about having a friend of ours do the photography who wouldnt otherwise be invited. She does good work, and we could pay for her and her fiancee's trip down.

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