Jul 13, 2008
I'm on a small budget.. $8000 is the HIGHEST I want to go.. and if I can stay under that.. and closer to $6000.. that would be AWESOME!! So Far so good. My parents are helping out.. My dad has helped out a TON and given me the down payments for most things.. which is a life saver!! My mom is putting in $2000. So the rest is up to me and my FH.... SO far its looking good.. but I do have a few options that I can flex... biggest thing is the # of guests.. right now I was looking at 150 people.. that was going to put us roughly at $7500.... but if i cut it down to just 100 guests (parents/ brothers/ sisters/ grandparents/ aunts/ uncles... and a few friends).. i could get it closer to 100 people (which would cut costs on food/drinks/centerpieces/invitations.. which would put my budget closer to $6600..I might also do an adult only reception besides a few that might need to come - but at least limit the kids...since i'm paying PER HEAD for drinks and food.. weather they are of age or not... just because i'm getting is so cheap they do it that way.... another thing is that i'm not doing favors.. i was going to.. but then I realized that the wedding I just went to did have favors and I didn't even notice that they were missing!! SOO just curious what other brides' budgets are and if you are getting close to over...what are you cutting out of your planning??