DIY Wedding

Welcome to my DIY Wedding & Reception

We are having a simple Justice of the Peace ceremony & later having the Big Reception! We have changed our minds and are now going for a Western style Wedding, but I'm leaving the beach theme wedding posts on here.
All ideas are Welcomed, as I'm kind of a DIY kind of person & can't see pouring tons of money into just one day of our lives, when we have so many years ahead of us (God Willing). We are both Christian. He's Latino & I'm a lil bit of everything, mostly white. We want to cultivate both of our customs into our reception. Please feel free to browse & leave a note of advice! Thanks!

A Walk in my Boots.....

The Big Day

We all want our Wedding Day to be Extra Special, that is just a given, but how do we get there? What are the steps to achieving our Dream Wedding & being able to afford it, without debt.
1st We need to think of where we are willing to Splurge our funds & where we would like to scrimp.
2nd How do we pull this off?
3rd What can we do ourselves, our friends & family do (Do NOT include jealous people!) & our fiancee do? Who do we know that may be in a business that could help us? Networking!!!
4th Where do we start?
I've been researching for about 11 months & I have a good grasp on things. I want to Share what I've learned & want more ideas, too. We can help each other!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saving money on venues (sites)

 We are getting married at his place of employment - a restaurant. The ceremony & reception. Having one location will save $1,000's of dollars. Maybe you don't work at a place where a wedding would be appropriate but if you do some family & friend networking (ask & you shall receive) you can find a location for less than they typically charge & with some great imagination & a little work, you can turn the site into a romantic locale.
  If all else fails, try a local park, a lodge (maybe you know a member), a community center, or even somebody with a large home. Lots of time the people need publicity and a wedding would give them this.
You could even place a classified ad. If you tell them you are planning an event (leave out wedding may save $$). I have noticed every time you mention your event is a wedding, the price automatically goes way up (unfair), so if you omit wedding & just use Event you could save some money there, too.
  I hope this helps a little bit. :)

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