Question by CJ”SGIRL: Very Limited Budget……IDEAS for Cheap wedding?
I’m not into fancy weddings and neither is my fiance. IDK how I am even going to explain my situation. Have a budget for $ 500. Yeah I said $ 500…. My parents are not wealthy and his parents are not helping at all. I just want to get married, but I want it to look pretty and be decent. I am a plush size girl and I did find a dress for under $ 200. Found bridemaid dresses for $ 20 a dress. There is going to be two of those. Got the flower girl dress because her mother has one already. I just need CHEAP very CHEAP ideas for the rest. For the dj, my brother has a sound system and I have a mp3 player full of music that could be the music. I just need ideas for food and decorations. I’m not exactly sure which color is going to be used, the dresses that are 20 dollars are black and going to put red sash around it. Or if I can find royal blue brides dress that would be another option. Should i go with a buffet type setting at the reception or finger foods? Which is cheapest? I know the timing of the reception has a great deal of wether or not a full dinner or finger foods. I would love to have a wedding around 2ish or 3ish. Please all comments are welcome, this is so stressing me out because I’m limited with time and DEFFO limited with money. I am pretty sure family can help out with food, but just not money. I was thinking of bbq, but my fiance hates bbq…lol PLEASE HELP
Oh and I forgot about floral arrangments… grrr its always something else….lol
I like the idea with a covered dish. But wouldn’t that be too unappropriate or not? Would you be willing to bring a covered dish to a wedding?
Answer by person
For the food consider asking friends or family members to maybe bring a side dish or drinks and you could only purchase the main dish and cake, to cut down on your cost. And for decorations shop around at local craft stores, party stores, and even thrift shops for supplies and get creative with the decorations. Also go to orientaltrading.com. You can buy favors, decorations, and other necessities in bulk and at lower prices.
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