I've had a ton of extra time on my hands since I've been on disability, so I've been brainstorming.
FI and I have begun to wedding plan so we can start putting money away. We decided to hold off on moving to Oregon until Sept. 2012, and if things go according to plan, we want to be married before then - April or May 2012. If things fall apart, we're going to stick to our original date in January 2013.
We are most likely going to be paying for everything ourselves, so I've started to come up with ways to cut down costs. I want to know if any of the crafty, creative ladies have any ideas or suggestions to add?
Here is what I have so far:
-FI's uncle is a printer, so, like he has done for other members of the family, he will most likely print ours at a family discount. He will most likely do our programs/benchers as well (and if for some reason he can't, I have no problem doing this myself - I love playing around and making pretty things on the computer).
-FI's great aunt, the jewelry designer, will make our wedding bands (she made FSIL and FBIL's).
-Make our own chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy)
-Use dollar-store items to make our own centerpieces
-Buy my dress/accessories at resale shops or on ebay or craigslist
-Have my MOH and BMs buy their dresses at department stores instead of a bridal shop, and wear their own shoes (as long as they are black)
-Ask my friend who is currently in beauty school if she will do the ladies' hair and makeup on the day of.
-FI's dad might be able to get us a good deal on a deejay.
Most of our budget will most likely go to our reception venue/food costs and the entertainment, since everything else can probably be done cheaply. Anyone have anything else to add, or suggestions? I'm not very good at decorating, but I love being crafty and I can copy a picture pretty good.
170 Invited (holy crap!)
98 are coming to party!
29 have other plans
43 need to respond!
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