Sunday, June 08, 2008

Poll: What to cut on a tight wedding budget?

I work in news, and probably 50% of the stories I've been putting online lately have had to do with the economy, gas prices, food prices, housing prices... With all the belt-tightening going on, I'm sure some brides have had to make hard decisions when it comes to their big day.

So I got to thinking...if things were all of a sudden more expensive than you had budgeted for, what would you do? Would you start asking relatives for money? Would you take out a loan (please, don't!)? Would you consider cutting down on stuff?

Ah, there's the million dollar question! I know that a wedding day should be THE big day, but the reality is, sometimes, there are some hard choices to be made. So what hard choices would you make? Vote to let us know!

I'll revisit this post later on. In the meantime, if anyone has any real-life stories or tips they'd like to share, by all means, please do so. The comments go right to my email!

1 comment:

FlutePrayer said...

Bob and I cut everything out BEFORE the wedding. We invited immediate family only, we ordered announcements online, we got our flowers direct from the wholesaler at a local farmers market. My niece arranged them. My other niece did my make-up. We got the food at Costco and Trader Joe's. We hired 2 young women from church who were raising money for a missions trip to help with serving. We gave our cameras to talented family members and had them shoot during the ceremony. We decorated the church ourselves with materials family friends had from previous weddings. Everyone pitched in and the entire event was simply lovely. Invest the work and money in the marriage and go easy on the wedding itself.