Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Something worth saving for

Our daughter is engaged! That's the good news. The flip side is that, gulp, there's going to be a wedding. And we all know how much those can cost. We're going to be in serious DIY mode - from invitations to decorations - to keep things reasonable. DS1 has already come through with a friend who will play the piano and whose mother has offered to be the director at no charge.

The big day will be in October. That means we've got 10 or so months to save enough to make this a cash-only event. That's the goal. It's a big one given our situation. But I think we can do it. Wish us luck!

Sarah


12 comments:

  1. Good luck! and congrats to your daughter!

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  2. Congratulations to all of you. I know you will make it a beautiful occasion

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  3. Congratulations to her and your family. So exciting. I have no doubt you will pull off a fabulous wedding paid for in cash. So happy for you all! I LOVE fall weddings. :)

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  4. That's awesome! The DIY weddings are usually the best because there are personal memories attached to everything about the wedding--who made the food, who did the decorations, etc.

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  5. Congratulations! thats lovely news and I'm sure you'll make it a beautiful day for her.

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  6. set your budget now!!!! Good Luck!!!!

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  7. Congratulations!!! We did our wedding 'on a dime', and it was perfect, because it really reflected who we were. We wouldn't change a thing. You can do this, and it will be a beautiful, memorable event!!

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  8. Check out www.budgetsavvybride.com. They have great ideas for any wedding budget.

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Congratulations! That is wonderful news.

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  10. Congratulations. Pick my brain I can do a wedding really cheap!

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  11. How exciting, but what a challenge! Ten months to plan however gives you an edge in the DIY wedding plans. Yes, I KNOW you can do it and what better challenge could you have than your daughter's wedding. I'm betting all family members and friends will pull together to make this an event to remember!

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  12. Fun!

    We paid for most of our wedding, and all in cash. It is very doable. I have a few tips from what we did: potluck rehearsal dinner, contact the photography department at a local University and offer a college student $200 for their time and all rights to the photos, and you can actually find beautiful (with real cream!) wedding cakes at the bakery department in grocery stores.

    Good luck!

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