We wanted to honor and connect to the outdoors as much as possible. I was barefoot for the entire ceremony and reception (so was my mother and many of our friends! Husband could not be since he had to smash a glass). We had a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony.
My partner and I got married for about $2,100 TOTAL – including rings, clothes, and honeymoon. Today, I’m going to do a budget breakdown of how we did it.
We had a $6000 wedding budget, and we did most of these things detailed in this excellent post on Offbeat Bride. We did get some help from family, but sticking to our wedding budget allowed us to take the month-long cross-country road trip honeymoon of our dreams! Here’s how we stuck to our $6k wedding budget:
My partner and I are have a $3,000 wedding budget for our wedding this fall. Throughout the planning, we’re managing to actually stick closely to our budget. Here’s how we’re doing it.
Wedding budgets are the necessary evil of an already fraught-with-drama time in your life. There are all kinds of things that’ll balloon your wedding budget from necessary undies to last-minute tailoring to extra guests showing up. The best defense is a good offense by knowing what hidden wedding costs may sneak in and how to be ready for them.
Also, we have a quick one-question wedding budget survey that will help us craft editorial with you in mind!
I could go on and on about us and how awesome your site is for people like us but here’s the real deal: we really have zero money for this. I just bought a house and we will have the wedding there — venue is covered — but the rest? The sites I can find for “budget” or “diy” wedding don’t share my definition of “budget” or “diy.” The “Broke-ass Bride” had an $8,000 budget. On my scale, that is not “broke-ass.”
Can you point me to an example of something from actually nothing? Please help!