Ok, ladies... I just had another freak out.
What are yall doing to cut costs?
The thing that is really getting us is the additional guests... My fiance's family is from Mexico City and a big portion of the family will be attending (about 40 people). From the US, we'll have about 20 guests. This puts our total around 60!!! Yes, SIXTY!
To cut costs, we aren't having a DJ or dance floor, no additional flowers... (my bouquet, his boutonniere, 2 corsages, and 2 boutonnieres are included. I'd prefer bouquets for my MOHs, but again, trying to cut costs....)
What else can we do???
Here's the thing that makes me sick: The FI reallllly wants bubba jugs..but goodness...60 jugs = $598!!!!! That just seems outrageous!
I keep going back to details about the wedding.. I want to add some color to our wedding... but they charge a ton for ribbons, etc.
Maybe if I go the simple route and just have coral napkins for a "pop" of color??
I know this post is all over the place...but that's how my brain is working right now lol
@pddcmc I am in the same boat as you. I was hoping only 40, and it is looking more towards 75 right now!!! I AM FREAKING OUT!!! I am just lucky right now, because everyone is saying they are coming, but no one has even reserved their rooms with my TA, so my FI keeps telling me to stop freaking out until we have a reason to freak out. lol
Can you bring your own decorations to the wedding? If you can there are tons of places you can get cheap CUTE decorations that can add the "pop" of color you want! That is what I am doing. Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Etsy, Target - those are some easy quick cheap places to get really cute things with color
Instead of Bubba Jugs, we are getting tumblers from The Dollar Store. They are good and will cost a lot less than $600. You can get a sticker made on etsy for about $5-10 and printed for cheap at a local shop around you I am sure for about $20-30
We arent doing a DJ either, we have Pandora 1 (for no commercials) and we are also in the process of making a play list on our ipod we can just push shuffle on. The speaker system comes with a mic at the resort, so we will have someone announce us and the wedding party in the beginning and use it for the toasts
Another way we are cutting down is ALCOHOL. It will be CRAZY expensive if we do open bar for the full 5 hours with 75 people, so what we are doing if it comes to that is open for 2 hours and cash bar for the rest. We figured our guests wouldnt mind paying for a little alcohol, seeing as the resort we are staying at (not where I am getting married) is all inclusive, so hopefully they wont mind for those few hours.
I also got a hold of a local florist, didnt tell them I was a bride, asked him for the price of 6 dozen of the flowers I want and 3 bunches of babys breathe and he sent it to me. $237... I am bringing ribbon and such and some of the moms gonig are going to put mine and the girls bouquets together themselves!!
Hope any of this helped!