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    I was clicking thru cyber space and came across this site.(hope it hasn't been posted) I really enjoyed reading how they really personalized every part of their wedding and went out of their way to envolve family and friends.
    I also loved that they worked so hard to do it all within a very modest budget. Hope this site will help you or someone you know plan their wedding.
    2000 Dollar Budget Wedding: From Conception to Reception




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    We did much the same thing with our wedding. I didn't want the white plastic cookie-cutter ceremony everyone else was having. We planned it more like a family reunion. I made my dress ($200), had a small cake ($75), spent $300 on reception food, rented the chapel for $100, and paid the judge $100. A retired photographer friend-of-a-friend did our pictures for $500. There were a few more expenses, but the whole thing came in under $2000. And we got so many comments on how beautiful and personal it was.
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    I think our wedding was well under 2000....15 years ago. The most expensive thing was the photos. We were married in the rose garden of a local mansion and had about 30 guests. No music, per say....we had bagpipes!

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    great article! Thanks for sharing it. My ds is getting married next July I should pass this on to his fiance.

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    We were married at the VFW Hall that my matron of honors MIL was president of the womens club at.
    They provided all the food and the hall for $100.
    Designer sample dress $175.
    Shoes-had em free
    cake $100.
    pastor $45.
    made my veil and bouquet and flower $50.
    invites $50.
    music no band free
    photographer-friends wedding gift free
    liquor MIL for us free
    decor and plates on the hall free
    did my own hair and makeup free
    boarded the cat at MIL free
    Hall/church flowers $100.
    Looks like I win at $645.. 25 years ago this July.
    Their wedding looks a bit tacky. Dancing in the dirt??

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    What a great story - didn't have time to finish it now, but will return. So perfect for them!!

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    Love this! Thank you

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    Thanks for the link - was a fun read. I love how couples make their weddings personal and catered to them vs bending to the social standard of a grand affair The fact that it was under $2k is a bonus!

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    Thought of you Libby when I found it. Really was a fun site to read with lots of ideas.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene View Post
    Thought of you Libby when I found it. Really was a fun site to read with lots of ideas.
    Aww thanks! *hugs*

    With regards to any wedding for DF and I - I have all sorts of ideas floating in my head - from reality to fantasy but not one thing sticks out yet lol. But I like how this bride did it 'their way' and stayed under budget or stuck pretty close to it and how they incorporated everyone. Sheesh if I cooped up our families in a resort like that - chaos would occur lol.

    LOVED the name tag idea though - so you had something to talk about with the new family in laws. Clever girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Their wedding looks a bit tacky. Dancing in the dirt??
    Tacky in your book, maybe -- but apparently not to the wedding couple.

    I have a cousin, that hates to dance. . . so we played volleyball in the park for her reception instead.

    It really should be about what the couple likes, wants, etc. . . instead of what's "expected"

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    You can play volleyball anytime. That is tacky too.
    A wedding should be a dignified affair not a memorial day picnic.

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    To each their own.

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    LOL I love how people critique peoples lives. They should pay more attention to their own. It is not about the WEDDING it is about the life together they are starting. I went to the justice of the peace payed for the license and said our vows. I wanted to be Mrs Hernandez not Mrs Queen for a day. We are happier for it .lol

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    Thanks This helps me as I am on a very tight budget!

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