Texas-Dallas and Ft. Worth
Help, budget wedding in DFW for under 5,000 TOTAL PLEASE HELP!!!
Hi, I'm MOB and my daughter will be married in Sept 2012. I have no money (suprise lol) but can rustle up 5k over the next few months. That would be tax title and liscense. I think I have a photographer in mind (have no idea what to do with the video) who will work for mostly peanuts or i can go to a college..
1. Buy the dress used or from some one with a broken engagement.
2. Make the flower boquets (how do you perserve them after they are laced with ribbon tho??) Probably outsource a few of the coarsages/boutineers.
3. Groom has a vintage awsome '39 ford coupe fire red that would be awsome as the wedding car.
Now my biggy is this. VENUE VENUE VENUE. I have looked at the Weathorford gardens, but again im on such a budget. Limit to guests is 100. I figure atleast 2k for flowers, photos, dress and misc, but I still need food, DJ, drinks (i'm not sure if we can afford champagne!?? Plus groom and bride do not drink at all) the Venue (did i say venue yet?).
We are looking at the Gardens because it seems that they aready have so much natuaral foilage that decorating will be easy, less flowers needed, but its all outdoors, and fearful of downpours. Please help me, im desperate.
I want to put in a deposit no later than Feb as i'm afraid things will book. Plus we are not opposed to a FRIDAY EVENING OR SUNDAY EVENING WEDDING..which i know will cut my costs dramatically. I wasnt as interested in the food they are offering as i wanted to bring my own caterer, a man who does awsome BBQ but most venues do not alow this that are inclusive.
Oh yeah, one more thing... Cheap invitations, best place for tuxes (aka cheap), alterations, and the big one THE WEDDING CAKE!! (forget 4.00 per slice, are they insane!!!! surely someone here has a fabulous woman in her contact list that makes cakes at home Looking for standard 3-4 tiered wedding cake, i can do the grooms cake at costco with dipped fruit.
THANK SOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my previous life (25 yrs ago) i used to be a florist back when they used the boquet holder and had huge boquets, easy i can do that, but this new fangled wrapped boquets while they look easy, how in the heck can i do this without having to do it the day of the wedding????!!!