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Super April 2018

Cheapest Weddings

SpringBride2018, on December 10, 2017 at 7:43 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 113
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After watching Cheapest Weddings on Netflix I'm feeling so much better about my own wedding. So many notes of what not to do.

What are you all doing to keep costs down?

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Latest activity by Moriah, on March 28, 2018 at 9:52 PM
  • TugBride
    Expert October 2018
    TugBride ·
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    Makes me feel a ton better about our small budget! Lol.

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  • Jessi
    VIP December 2017
    Jessi ·
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    I’m only having 25 guests. The PP cost is pretty freaking high, and I definitely could have gone cheaper for food to have more people, but that is how I kept it a super luxurious day for that guest number.

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  • K
    Savvy August 2018
    KADIAN ·
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    Omg I discovered this on Netflix today. I watched the first two episodes already. Makes me feel a lot better about my budget. Lurking on these forums sometimes can be so discouraging. But I def understand.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    I think the show definitely puts things into perspective on how bad hiring your loved ones and self catering can be. Fh and I are doing a budget wedding as well and I'm feeling so confident knowing we have professionals in our budget to help make the day happen

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  • L+B
    Savvy October 2019
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    This sounds like a fantastic show! I have not heard of it!! I am having a smaller guest count, around 75 people. I picked a venue that was pretty much all inclusive, and have set a pretty frugal budget for my dress. My wedding wont be "cheap" but I don't think I will regret the amount that I end up spending. Also, we decided to wait 2 years so that we could save up and just pay for everything outright instead of charging things and having to pay them off.

    I have no doubt your wedding will be beautiful and perfect for you!

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    @L+B we are at a 75 guest list as well! I can't say the show helped me come up with ideas to save money but definitely reinforced the big no's

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  • L+B
    Savvy October 2019
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    It just sounds entertaining is all lol! Are you planning and outdoor or indoor wedding? I am having an outdoor ceremony/reception space and I think another area that I will be saving in is the decor. The natural beauty of the site kind of does all that work!

    Have you thought about plated Vs. buffet? With a smaller guest list, that could be another option that allows you to save money.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    We are doing any indoor ceremony and reception. Both have views of the beach which saves us money on back drops. We are going to be doing buffet

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  • MDEasternShoreBride
    VIP October 2017
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    A venue which we rented for the entire weekend and had multiple events at with unlimited time and noise restrictions both saved the budget and made our wedding weekend. Never thought we would find it but we did.

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  • L+B
    Savvy October 2019
    L+B ·
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    That sounds lovely! We are also doing buffet. It sounds like you are making some thoughtful choices when it comes to saving money Smiley smile

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
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    Totally checking this out tonight. I watched an episode of Extreme couponing where they had someone get married for next to nothing and it was a horrific rude poorly hosted mess.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
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    @mrsbdeg definitely should! There's only 6 episodes though

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  • Amanda
    Just Said Yes June 2018
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    How have I not seen this?? Definitely putting it on my watch list.

    We are keeping the guest list under 75 and using a mostly inclusive venue with a decent PP price. We are going with a consumption beer/wine/soda bar and keeping flowers to a minimum.

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  • ANASTASIA
    Dedicated April 2018
    ANASTASIA ·
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    So glad I saw this post. Enjoying this and a glass of wine tonight. Can't wait for the tomfoolery.

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  • SpringBride2018
    Super April 2018
    SpringBride2018 ·
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    @Anastasia you will not be disappointed

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  • KatieJade
    Expert September 2018
    KatieJade ·
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    Omg I need to watch this!! Sounds awesome!

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  • Candy
    Expert May 2018
    Candy ·
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    I'm literally watching that right now!

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  • Sasha
    Dedicated April 2018
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    I'm gonna have to check this show out!

    FH and I were big about our wedding/reception being on the beach, and having the honeymoon of a lifetime (Bora Bora!), so we had to pick and choose where to spend and splurge. Here's where we cut costs:

    small guest list (~50), some family and close friends

    event is on Thursday

    open bar with beer/wine only ( this is not an issue since none of our guests are mixed-drink drinkers)

    no programs

    maybe no favors (undecided at this time, have read a few article recently that are suggesting this is really unnecessary)

    We are handling most of the décor ourselves

    Just keeping it simple! Some of this may be easier for us than other weddings as this is a second wedding for both of us.

    Where we splurged:

    Venue! beautiful resort on the beach with AMAZING yummy foods,

    Photographer, Cake, DJ, and Honeymoon

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  • 033118
    Super March 2018
    033118 ·
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    Watching it now- season 1 episode 1 validates pretty much everything everyone (or at least the regulars) support here.

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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·
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    I'll be adding it to my watch list. We just made the decision to push back our original desired date in order to be able to save more for a better honeymoon. We're already wanting something small enough that it should be easily doable without being tacky and cheap. Guest list around 50 people is the biggest thing.

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