what are you giving up in order to stay within budget?
I am giving up the dream of lots and lots of flowers! But I am happy with what I am getting! :)
My gorgeous dream venue.... :( Laurel-Hall.org
My dream photographer: Richard Miller
My dream Venue is no where near budget :(! Glad to see you back Tomboy!!
My dream Venue
table covers, a DJ, professional B-Pics, lovely center pieces actually im going to stop there because i hate thinking about it.
If I listed everything i'd be here all day so instead i'll just make it simple, not one thing about my wedding is what I wanted. lol It's still going to be awesome but it is nowhere near my dream wedding and what I thought it would be.
Giving up lots no real flowers, no programs... no videographer... my dream centerpieces (reduced to DIY project :( )
Giving up a lot of flowers adn possibly favors so I can focus decorations for reception.
I am glad I am not the only one that felt cheated by the lack of cash. If I had the $$, my wedding would be a lot different. I am giving up lots of flowers, an actual church wedding and real reception, quality photography, dream ring, party size... the list could go on and on...
I feel like im giving up everything too!
I'm lucky, I don't feel like I'm giving up much. My biggest thing and something that makes me want to cry because I can't do it ... horse and carriage. :(
I have always wanted the horse and carriage. When I sit down and think about it, I am not even sure I know what my dream wedding consists of. We're giving up the transportation, and taking a honeymoon much later than right after the wedding. We are hoping to do a lot of DIY projects. One big thing I am giving up is time. We will be aproximately engaged for 2 years and some months, that's if we dont have to push it back more to make sure that we have enough $$.
Just about everything...
My dream venue
A photographer (don't even get me started on that story... LOL)
A caterer (we are DIYing sandwiches)
My dream dress
Yea.. so just about everything...
So yea.. won't be able to have any memories of our day, and I know what is going to be said.. just cut from your budget.. and I can't do that b.c there really is nothing left to cut... LOL...(sry I am being a big fat downer... SRY I don't want that to come across as mean.. sry if it did..)
A ballroom reception venue with lots of windows!!!
Im glad to see i am not the only one!!!
Caterer, Photographer, like many of you (the main thing i believe) is the Flowers! Many Bridesmaids, the list goes on...
I been watching platinum weddings almost every other day. I need to stop im making myself sick... im giving up a church ceremony. giving up limo we are driving ourselves. Im giving up 1000 dollar wedding dress with lifts and embroidery i bought a plain white david bridal dress with no train . Im giving up my dream wedding cake and going for a ralphs supermarket wedding cake... omg i wanna cry... but at least we wont be in debt right? im marrying the man of my dreams sooo i'll be alright. I need some tissue excuse me...
I am giving up alot of visions I had for decoration...
lighting, chivari chairs, my dream centerpieces
serving steak as an entree, my sweets table, my dream cake, my dream photog, my dream mua,
Just have to keep telling myself that stuff is not impt!
Clueluvzya you are hilarious! You will have a beautiful wedding, dont worry!
I dont really feel like I am giving up much, because I am trying to stretch and bargain all I can do to make it all work and get all that I want. I guess if I had to chose something, I would say I am giving up the giant beautiful centerpieces with millions of flowers and lots of neat lighting. I am getting standard centerpieces that are included in my venue and just the regular old lighting.
But I am more than happy with how its going because Im not using credit cards, not going into debt and it will still be amazing!
I gave up everything and am just trying to peice together the simple things, not doing anything too special besides a couple cheap diy peices to cheer myself up. We have no venue, just getting married at the park next to some pretty trees. Am making my own wedding cake! Using plastic table cloths and table runners. Fake flowers and fake flower petals, did alot of thrift store shopping to get the bridesmaids dresses. No real decor at the ceremony/reception but 6 paper lanterns in the tree directly above the ceremony spot. Instead of a photographer I'm having 10 or so family & friends take photos with their digital cameras. Had to rent brown guest chairs instead of white. Will probably just have a huge cook out for the reception...
My winery venue in Temecula =(...