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#111 shugapop1

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    Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

    This is AWESOME!!! Thank you!!!

    This is awesome information

    #112 brownsugarbride

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      Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:08 AM

      Hi ladies:

       

      I just posted this information in another thread, but wanted to share here, as many of us are looking to save without sacrificing quality and uniqueness.   I may have here before that I was going to sign up with Appy Couple, a site that lets you develop a wedding app, which syncs with a free website. I found a few coupon codes to get the site for 20 percent off, but then I found a wedding registry website that offered a code for free if you register with them.  Registration was super quick, and their customer service has been great so far:

      http://blog.newlywis...y/#.UfvDi234Jy8

       

      I really think this is going to blow my guests away!



      #113 Icis

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      Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

      Hi ladies: I just posted this information in another thread, but wanted to share here, as many of us are looking to save without sacrificing quality and uniqueness.   I may have here before that I was going to sign up with Appy Couple, a site that lets you develop a wedding app, which syncs with a free website. I found a few coupon codes to get the site for 20 percent off, but then I found a wedding registry website that offered a code for free if you register with them.  Registration was super quick, and their customer service has been great so far: http://blog.newlywis...y/#.UfvDi234Jy8 I really think this is going to blow my guests away!

      That's so great! Thanks for sharing this

      #114 Recy

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        Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

        Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

        Hi ladies:

         

        I just posted this information in another thread, but wanted to share here, as many of us are looking to save without sacrificing quality and uniqueness.   I may have here before that I was going to sign up with Appy Couple, a site that lets you develop a wedding app, which syncs with a free website. I found a few coupon codes to get the site for 20 percent off, but then I found a wedding registry website that offered a code for free if you register with them.  Registration was super quick, and their customer service has been great so far:

        http://blog.newlywis...y/#.UfvDi234Jy8

         

        I really think this is going to blow my guests away!

        Nice


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        #115 TaraHall

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          Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

          I love this thread. I am doing whatever it takes to stay around 6,000-7,000 dollars. I chose an off peak time in Jamaica and I am going with the free package. Not sure what I plan on bringing for decorates (aisle, dinner, chairs) but I want to keep it minimal. After all, the reasons for destination for me were stress-free (as possible), less planning, cheaper and I get to have a holiday with my family and friends since we live in a different province. I created my own luggage tags for STDs on Word and am going to print them on card stock, attach a polka dot ribbon, and viola. I have decided to send out STD with our wedding date & time, resort, and "for further details and to RSVP visit our wedding website..." I know that some people see invitations as being very important, and that's fine, but I personally see them as a waste of time and money. The website will have all the information that my potential guests will require. I know people worry about pleasing relatives who won't be able to attend. I am sending my STDs to EVERYONE and on our welcome page on our site, I included a blurb about the guests who can't make it. We will take a moment on our special day to reflect on all of the important relationships in our lives, and I want you all to know that you will be in our thoughts. Something along those lines. I want to go super casual for my boys and will probably get their outfits from Old Navy, as a friend of mine did who married in Cuba last year. She waited until the end of the season sale to order the shirts and sandals. I want to rider my dress and BM dresses from one of those China Made online dress sites, but am a little nervous. Did anyone else do this? Any more tips would be awesome. Happy budget wise planning!

          Where are you getting married in Jamiaca?

          #116 shugapop1

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            Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

            Originally Posted by TiarraBeautyJ 

            Hello Ladies,

             

            The average cost of a wedding in the United States is estimated at about 25,000.  Destination Weddings have become very popular due to cost shifting from Bride and Groom to Individual Guest. As I read forums and posts it seems like all brides want their day to be perfect to say the least. They book the best hotels, biggest packages, best invitations and before you know it the destination wedding turns into 14,000-30,000 easily. 

             

            I am going to challenge myself to create a wedding for my FI and I with a 7,000 budget. Here is how I expect to achieve this

             

            1. Choosing a resort that is price friendly

            2. Choosing a wedding package that does not have extra things included that I will not need

            3. Finding a photographer that can do amazing work with budget friendly pricing

            4. Using silk flowers to make my day special

            5. DIY projects in every aspect

            6. Staying in basic rooms 

             

            I will keep track of my  journey by posting a lot of information in the forums.

             

            Please add any tips to help me out. 

             

            Having a wedding on a budget does not mean sacrificing the beauty of it.

            After all a wedding is about more than money, more than glam, it is about love. 

            I know people who have paid thousands of dollars for a luxurious wedding and they were divorced 6 months later.

            hey i seee my wedding is day after yours



            #117 lulu0123

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              Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

              Hello Ladies, The average cost of a wedding in the United States is estimated at about 25,000.  Destination Weddings have become very popular due to cost shifting from Bride and Groom to Individual Guest. As I read forums and posts it seems like all brides want their day to be perfect to say the least. They book the best hotels, biggest packages, best invitations and before you know it the destination wedding turns into 14,000-30,000 easily.  I am going to challenge myself to create a wedding for my FI and I with a 7,000 budget. Here is how I expect to achieve this 1. Choosing a resort that is price friendly 2. Choosing a wedding package that does not have extra things included that I will not need 3. Finding a photographer that can do amazing work with budget friendly pricing 4. Using silk flowers to make my day special 5. DIY projects in every aspect 6. Staying in basic rooms  I will keep track of my  journey by posting a lot of information in the forums. Please add any tips to help me out.  Having a wedding on a budget does not mean sacrificing the beauty of it. After all a wedding is about more than money, more than glam, it is about love.  I know people who have paid thousands of dollars for a luxurious wedding and they were divorced 6 months later.

              I've been following your thread for a while and all the info is great here. It really gives me a clue as to what expect price wise. I'll be celebrating my 10 year anniversary in November 2015. Is it too soon to start looking and booking? Can it be possible to do something for 20 ppl for around $5000? I didn't have a wedding originally so I would still want some of the bells and whistles this time.

              #118 lulu0123

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                Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

                I love all this info it's a lot of help. I'm planning a vow renewal in November 2015. Is it too early to start looking and booking? I would like to keep at a budget of $5000 for 20 ppl. I hope that is duable. I didnt have a wedding years back so this time i kinda want all the bells and whistles. Any suggestions for how soon I should book the resort? And about how much deposit will be required? Any info will help.

                #119 Sehausle

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                  Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

                  super random- but at $6 a piece through our resort I'm thinking I'll bring my own tealights. Did anyone do this before? I am a little concerned they will melt...and my carry-on will be full with my dress.



                  #120 brownsugarbride

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                    Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:29 PM

                    super random- but at $6 a piece through our resort I'm thinking I'll bring my own tealights. Did anyone do this before? I am a little concerned they will melt...and my carry-on will be full with my dress.

                    $6 for one tea light!? You can get a huge bag at Bed Bath and Beyounf for less than that----and that's before the coupon!! Resorts really do try to nickel and dime you to death. :eek::mad: I haven't done this, but I can't imagine everything melting so quickly. If you are really worried, you could carry the tea lights with you in your carryon bag, and then stuff them in your fridge once you get to the resort.




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