- Bought my dress off the rack
- Found my shoes for less than $20!
- Made my invitations
- Created a wedding site for online RSVP's
- Doing my own hair and make up
- Buying my cupcakes at Sam's Club
- Using an Ipod instead of a DJ
- Decided against wedding favors
- Having the ceremony at my fiance's dad's church (Thanks Rich!)
- Having my fiance's dad officiate
- Bought my bouquets and corsages from Etsy (decided against real flowers)
- Using Candles and on sale items at Michael's, and my incredibly crafty future mother in law to create centerpieces
- Bought a ton of white Christmas lights on sale after Christmas for the lighting at the reception venue
- Buying cases of Charles Shaw wine at Trader Joe's (yay for 3 buck Chuck!)
- Found a church member who is volunteering his time and talents to videograph our wedding (totally lucked out on this one!)
- I have a friend who is an event planner who is going to help "coordinate."
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I really, truly had absolutely NO idea how much a wedding would cost. As frugal as I am, the costs just keep adding up, especially as I'm getting down to the nitty gritty details. Having a winter wedding prevents me from doing the back yard potluck which I'm all for and saves tons of cash; eloping was out of the question (although my and my man seriously considered it), so cutting out or back on typical wedding details has been my main option. So far, this is how I'm "cutting corners:"