kappachan, Eater of Souls wrote:
The One and Only toohotforu wrote:
Super huge congrats Tofu!!!
THANKS! We are trying to do this on a shoe string budget so we will see how it goes. I find that I have a really bad case of what I'm going to refer to as "Wedding Brain" It's where all I can think of is wedding stuff. I'm no good at work today lol.
Congratulations, Tofu! :)
May I suggest the courtroom judge if you're looking for shoe string budget. Can't get any cheaper than that! Why spend several thousand when you can get it done for a few hundred? Yeah, having a celebration is great, but having money to buy the things you need in your new life is better, because let's be honest, there's no way you'd make that money back. :\
I understand and agree to a point. We are both pretty religous (If you can believe it) and we want to do it in a church. His mother is a "Elder" at their church so we are doing to do the wedding and reception at the church. That means no booze but beings that my family can get a little out of control when drinking I'm not terribly upset. To rent the church and party room its going to be about $225. That's the space, donations to the paster and donation to the church.
The food is going to be catered by a person his mother knows so we should be able to feed everyone for under $600.
Music is going to be handled by a computer and we will put together a play list ahead of time. We can use the sound system the church has at no charge.
I'm going to make all the decorations (I've been finding some super good ideas online) I'm going to do my own flowers and have some great ideas for that as well that will cut cost.
After talking to his mother over the weekend we can probably get everything done for under 3k. That's a number we are both comfortable spending for a once in a lifetime (for me at least) day to remember. Then we are going to take any money we don't spend (because I'm cheap and if I can get away without spending all 3k I will) and take a really nice Honeymoon.
So thats my plan lol. For those interested. Any ideas would be welcome though.