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Beginner June 2021

Making a wedding on a very cheap budget

April, on May 29, 2020 at 9:24 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 30
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Has anyone ever had to do a wedding on a very cheap budget like a hundred bucks or cheaper most of the stuff do it yourself DIYs basically

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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2021
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    $100 is quite a tight budget. But it works if the two of you get married at the JOP and then go to dinner afterward.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    Me and my fiance are planning on getting married in a public park for free with my uncle being the officiant and then we're going to have the reception at the same park we're only spending money on the cake his tux and decorations for the wedding most of its going to be handmade like the centerpieces my wedding dress was free I already have that
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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2023
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    $100 is tight but it can be done. Have a backyard wedding with those nearest and dearest. Appetizers, lemonade, flowers and sheet cake from Costco.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
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    Right now I'm looking for bridesmaid dresses for free on Facebook because I'm trying to have a perfect wedding with my budget because $100 for my wedding next year is all I can afford
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    My mom wants me to have my wedding any public park because all I have to do is talk to the owner of the park and I have my wedding there for free
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  • Jana
    Rockstar June 2023
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    The bride is not responsible for paying for bridesmaid dresses so that's one less expense.


    Try Craigslist or local Goodwill
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    Okay thanks for letting me know that
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  • R
    Beginner October 2021
    Ruby ·
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    One hundred bucks might not get you far if youre having guests. My friend was on a tight budget and spent about $500 for about 70 people. The venue was at a park overlooking a beach - free but had to have a few friends show up early morning to wrap caution tape and guard the area until 2pm to avoid people setting up their own events. The officiant was his father. The photographer was a friend so pictures were free and provided on a disk. He wore a suit he bought awhile back for a friend’s wedding and the bride probably spent no more than $100 on her dress. He brought only 4 folder chairs from his home for the grandparents, everyone else stood and gathered in a circle around the couple. After the ceremony, we walked over to the benches, his friends helped put Linens on the tables with DIY center pieces, then he had a taco truck come to provide appetizers only. There were only refreshments provided no alcohol. By then it was 3pm, and we all socialized and at some point his friends and family pulled out a speaker with Mic and they made toasts. The wedding ended by 6pm and he invited everyone to join the couple at a night club at 9pm. It was a simple and loving wedding.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    Okay uncle is going to officiate my wedding
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  • Sexypoodle
    VIP October 2021
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    Perfect! You’re good to go!

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  • KiwiDerbyBride
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    KiwiDerbyBride ·
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    Does your $100 include your marriage license? Don’t forget to budget for that!

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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    Yeah that includes my marriage license
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  • V
    Master July 2019
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    I don't think it is really possible to have a wedding and only spend $100. If you are going to have to guests, they will probably be expecting food unless you have it at a non-meal time. If you are having it at a non-meal time, it is customary to at lease serve cake and punch as a way to thank your guests for attending. Also, marriage licenses range in price and could very easily take up half or more of your budget. It is also nice to get each member of your bridal party a gift as a thank you for participating in your wedding.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    My wedding plans was but me and my mother would cook hot dogs for all the guests at a grill in the park while all the guys play basketball at the basketball court at the park
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    Just applying to get our marriage license was about $80 so spending under $100 on everything will be tough if you invite any guests.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Depending on how many people you have you would need a lot of hots to feed everyone. You would also need hot dog buns and condiments. Also, if you are having the wedding at a standard meal time you need to serve your guests a meal full not just got hot dogs otherwise they will go home hungry. Another problem is that cooking food yourself comes with a lot of sanitary issues especially right now with Covid 19. While I totally understand that you want to get married and not spend a lot of money, I think $100 is rather unrealistic especially when that includes the cost of the marriage license. The cost of our marriage license was S60 and I have heard of people spending even more than that so I would find out first how much it cost to get a marriage license where you want to get married.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    My fiance's parents my mom was offering to help pay for the wedding but me and my fiance want to show them that we can be adults and pay for our own wedding but they're basically not taking no for an answer so we'll still have help
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    It sounds like without help you really couldn't afford to have a wedding. The fact you feel the need to prove you are adults is a little concerning. Not sure how old you guys are, but it almost sounds like you need to become more financially independent before you get married. Finances are a huge reason marriages end in divorce so before you get married I would highly recommend that you and your fiance make sure you are financially on your own first.
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  • Haleigh
    Dedicated May 2021
    Haleigh ·
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    As others have said, $100 is not really realistic for a wedding. The cost of a marriage license alone will take up large portion of that. Maybe you could do a court house ceremony, then invite loved ones to join you for dinner (covering their own food cost) afterwards to celebrate? This is what my brother's friends did because hosting a wedding just wasn't in the budget. Then you could prioritize just the costs of your license and attire. Look for white dresses places like Amazon, Lulu's, Windsor etc and keep an eye out for sales. If either of you has something already in your closet to wear, that helps too.
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  • April
    Beginner June 2021
    April ·
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    Me and my fiance are both on disability he's 28 years old in a few days I will be 23 and I will let my mom helped me with my wedding I'm just too shy to let fiance's parents help with the wedding
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