08/04/2010
Orange Wedding Budget How cheap can you go?
  

Wedding Budget
How cheap can you go?

I know alot of folks who just got licences and went to the court house. Now that's a cheap wedding.

I don't plan on having a very large extravagant wedding, for all truth I can't afford one, not that it wouldn't just be fantastic!
I don't plan on debt for my wedding. I have two kids to worry about...

Our budget is about 5,000. That includes everything ladies but the honeymoon which my fiance' still has to persuade me to do, since I am deathly afraid of flying.

We haven't agreed on using a DJ yet as I want a cheap one, and I don't want all the fancy packages. I just want someone to try to get the crowd going and play our selected music tastes...

Our rental for the Reception Hall is 200. Yep, I know ladies are spending well into the thousands for a deposit on a Reception Hall...but the country is good for deals. They focus on community.
Of course the venue is what you pay for. It's a roof over our heads, but it does have a kitchen and a hardwood floor.
This one is particularly old, being well into it's 100years.
Again, I'm not picky. I'm going to spruce it up...with color and decoration's. It def won't be a banquet hall with it's satin and silks and chandeliers but it'll be my wedding. And I really like tradition and old school. This will kind of be like my mother and my mothers mothers wedding.

The linens are white so a table runner in orange or silver will be bought offline...
dishes are white, so napikins will have color...

and the chairs...oh god. I hate teh chairs, just those ugly grey plastic backed chairs.

But...I plan on using tulle in my color with a flower atatched at the back, so the ugly back of the chairs will be covered and look lovely...it'll be cheaper than the chaircovers which I won't rent! And I have a list of 33 odd kids coming. They'll destroy white chair covers! So orange tulle is the way I'm goign to go.

I can't wait to get them done and put up photos.
macbride's Orange wedding
 |  Hamilton, ON, Canada  |  08/04/2010  | 
Can't wait to see pics of the covers. I think that you can definitely have an amazing wedding for that price.
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fabulousbride2011
 |  Alexandria, VA, USA  |  08/04/2010  | 
Don't worry our Budget is $5,000 also because we are not trying to be in debt either and plus we have bills and a child to take care of and we are doing everything ourselves, you just got to work with you have and do alot of DIY project. I wish I could find a reception hall for $200.00 ours just a couple hundred more than yours.

I can't wait to see how everything turns out!!! Good Luck
kittieswed's Purple wedding
 |  New york, NY, USA  |  08/04/2010  | 
Don't be so hard on yourself, I see plenty of brides on here spending $5-10000 on their wedding.

I wish I could pull of something for 5K in the area i live in. Around here even the VFW for a saturady night is $1000 and you still need food

Either way with a little DIY and bargaining you can find great deals and make an amazing event out of 5k. I've learned so much about stretching the dollar from the ladies on here. Like try craigslist for the DJ and other vendors

So good luck and enjoy your planning
kittyvenglish's Orange wedding
 |  Calgary, AB, Canada  |  08/04/2010  | 
Thanks everyone. I hope the wedding will look great. I mean everything is up in your head so you won't know what it looks like till it's done. But as long as everyone has a great time, great food and great people, I think that's what matters the most!!
soconfused's Red wedding
 |  Scarborough, ON, Canada  |  08/04/2010  | 
You can definately do it for $5000 and I'm sure it's going to be beautiful. We originally started with a budget of about $18,000 and are now at $20,000. DO NOT do what I did. I kept coming up with new ideas (partly because of WBC, lol. These girls have some amazing ideas) Know your limits and don't get sidetracked and you'll do fine!
Congrats! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Happy Planning!
ccranetobe's Orange wedding
 |  Melbourne, Andorra la vella, Australia  |  08/05/2010  | 
I think you could work with any budget that you have got going on now. $5000.00 can go a long way and I think its awsome.

Have you tried dollartree.com? everything on that site is 1.00 you can find some great vases or anything practical for the archway. Seriously worth checking out. i.e colouring crayons for kids? that kind of thing.

You have some awseome creativity so anything is possible. Even tho you wont have satins and silks I still think you can work magic.
check out this wedding blog. This girl is a DIY queen! (you need to check out her posts from the beginning. atm shes decorating her house so thats her recent post as her wedding was awhile back)

http://averychocolatewedding.blogspot.com/
her color scheme was orange and brown, but check out how she decorated her hall!
kittyvenglish's Orange wedding
 |  Calgary, AB, Canada  |  08/06/2010  | 
Thanks for that site, it was wonderfu! I can't believe how much that woman did! I got a year I better get started now! lol... :)
ccranetobe's Orange wedding
 |  Melbourne, Andorra la vella, Australia  |  08/06/2010  | 
that website is insipring isnt it! I thought you could follow her lead with the awseome paper banners in the hall?? it could work! her blog is on my favourites, when ever i felt like I was coming to a creativity halt I would just check out her blog and it would make me inspired again.

Happy wedding planning!
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