To show that a wedding doesnt has to be expensive to make it worth dreaming for. Darren & I decided to have 2 weddings, while living apart from each other, and everything on a budget. To give a little inside look in our Budget-Wonderful-Wedding in the Netherlands:
Dress: Pronovias Laica (bought over preownedweddingdresses.com) €275,-
Heels: Unlisted (bought from PWer D1rty) €30,-
Undergarment: Poirier (new) €120,- // gift from friends
Cardigan: WE Women (On clearance) €14,95
Hairflower: Market €2,95
Pants: H&M (On clearance) €24,90
Shirt: V&D (On clearance) €8,- // JCPennys (On clearance) €15,-
Vest: JCPennys (On clearance) €22,-
Tie: V&D (On clearance) €7,-
Shoes: Converse All Stars (On clearance) € 44,95
Copy of birthcertificate: €11,-
2 Apostilles: €29,-
Secured shipping: €20,-
Costs for a Saturday ceremony: €275,-
Invitations: * Design by our friend Jeremy Downs http://www.jeremyrdowns.com for FREE
* Prints by http://www.drukwerkdeal.nl €45,-
* Envelopes: Hallmark €4,50
* Stamps: appr. €7,-
Engagement ring: Zales $...
His wedding band: Local jewelry shop $160,-
Her wedding band: Gift from a dear friend (Resizing cost €30,-)
Bouquet: Local flowershop, made by my aunt € ....
Boutonniere: Local flowershop, made by my aunt € ....
Ribbon: Michaels €5,-
Total: +/- €60,-
Ria Kneepkens by Woodstock Fotografie http://www.woodstockfotografie.nl/main.php For pictures before the wedding and during ceremony. All pics high-res on CD, and copies of her favourites.
Hairstylist / MUA:
Hair >> A friend: trial / day off, €70,- (But a gift from my parents!)
Make-up >> A friend: FREE
High tea decor: goodwill shop €32,- // borrowing from family & friends
Candles/votives: IKEA €30,-
Flags: internet shops €20,-
Table linens: € ....
Total: €82,- so far
Total: € ....
Hotel at our wedding night: ???? a friend arranged this € FREE
Car-service: Ford Thunderbird '65 € FREE
Honeymoon: Undecided €....
Grand total so far: € 1594,25 // $ 2190,28
02/10/2010 at 07:35 pm
thanks for sharing this. happy planning! can't wait to see your wedding pics!!! :)