I am A CHEAPO!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:12 PM
Cheap brides unite!!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:17 PM
I used Jennifer Hatton for my desserts. Contact her. I think I spent around $500 for cupcakes, and the other desserts that we offered, but I am sure that she can whip something up for you.
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:25 PM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:41 PM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:26 PM
I am totally going to get a cheap cake, have it frost and sprinkle flowers on it! What a good idea!
I almost forgotâ€¦the night before my wedding we are hosting a welcome fiesta on the private terrace at Marina Fiesta. Because we have enough rooms booked there, Iâ€™m sure they wonâ€™t charge us. There are already tables and we will have to do the rest. I plan to use plates/linens/and flatware from the hotel.
We are having a slideshow. Iâ€™ve checked around for renting a projector and the cheapest I found (through Maye) is $300. So, my FI was looking on Ebay and Craigslist and found some in the $150 - $200 range. Weâ€™ll save money and then sell it.
BUTâ€¦there is the whole food issue. I plan on going to Costco and buying several cases of wine and beer (and some coolers to keep them in). Then Iâ€™m going to El Toro (this is a little taco stand in DT Cabo that has the BEST TACOS) and ordering like a hundred tacos.
Iâ€™m not sure what to do for side dishes/appetizersâ€¦.I know chips and salsa. But what else is easy? I have a kitchen at out timeshare (no oven though ). Any ideas?
I even contacted the Lazy Gourmet catering company. But no word back. Maybe they were scared by my $10 - $12 pp budget? LOL!
Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:14 PM
I think most have brought their own decor with them.
And any type of open bar is not being cheap, IMO!
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:07 PM
You are getting very close to your big day!
Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:34 PM
I'm keeping flower costs down by using silk and transporting them -- no flowers for the guys -- myself and BM only.
Making and bringing all of our centerpieces as well (simple and under $5 each).
Got a great deal on my dress and got my TTD dress for a steal on eBay.
Bringing our iPod and renting only speakers instead of a DJ (but really so we can listen to what WE want and not what a resort DJ has available)
Made STD and invites on our own saved us literally HUNDREDS of dollars.
Our budget is $15K and we should be right on target -- hopefully!
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