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Not yet engaged/Budget under $1,000/The Knot.com

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I think that thats a great idea to rent a beach house!! Its probably less than a hotel! Good luck with keeping it under a $1000. My flowers for the ceremony and reception are going to run just about $800 alone wacko.gif

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I bet that you could do everything for under $1000.00 if you really set and budget and stuck to it.

1) Make your own flowers for the ceremony from Michael's, etc. (And wait for the coupons & don't buy them all at once buy one at a time so you can use that coupon for each individual one because most of the time they are only like 40% off one regular price item)

2) WAIT FOR SALES DON'T JUST BUY BECAUSE YOU FOUND WHAT YOU WANT.. (I found the sandalwood fans I wanted and waited till they went on sale from $1.59 per fan to $.59 a fan!!!)

3) 100% go try on dresses in a bridal boutique once you find the style you want have somebody write it down for you (without anyone else seeing) then tell the sales people you are going to sleep on your decision go home and google the dress. You can buy them online SO MUCH CHEAPER!! Just make sure you try on the dress before buying it online!!

4) Splitting a beach house is a GREAT idea!! A nice way to keep costs low!!

 

But I personally feel you should make a budget and take a chunk out for a "wedding dinner" whether it be at a restaurant or a cocktail hour after your ceremony.. Research restaurants in the area and get a round about price for dinner for however many people you are bringing then add about $50.00-$100.00 for drinks. SET THAT ASIDE AND DON'T TOUCH IT!!!

 

Well hope this helped!

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That house is amazing, isn't?! I like the idea of setting aside money now just for the food. I think I will do that. However, I am now leaning towards having a late afternoon wedding and doing a cocktail and dessert reception, and then everyone's on their own for dinner. How does that sound?

 

I LOVE Pinterest, and this totally inspired me:

http://pinterest.com/pin/123356477263448175/

 

The cookies-and-milk shooters are amazing!

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