I have a post coming up on tips and ideas to save $$ on your wedding.......anyone care to share some of their tips and ideas to be included??
Alexandra, tell us how you really feel? No offense taken.FrugalTrader, I hate the idea of a destination wedding for the purpose of saving costs (no offense to you at all). I know a few people who did this, and imo, all you do is pass the cost of the wedding on to your guests.
"Hey, I can't really afford to host this wedding, so I'll invite y'all, most of you will say no because it is too damned expensive to attend, but please send your cheque anyway as courtesy and Miss Manners dictate. And for those of you willing to shell out the grand or so for the flights and the hotel, you'll be treated to the crappiest wedding ceremony EVER planned by the hotel coordinator and administrated over by some stranger, and you'll have the same meal you would have gotten for free anyway at the all-expense-paid resort. Oh, and thanks for booking this vacation with us, because the wedding service, our hotel rooms and flights came free if we could book ten other suckers, er, guests."
It's one thing to do it if you REALLY dreamed of a beach wedding or something, but just to save money? I think it's tacky.
Again, no offense meant...
We used this philosophy when buying our wedding bands today. We wanted simple plain bands. We figured if this we good enough for our parents who stayed together then its good enough for us.My parents had a very low (no) cost wedding and stayed together until death did they part.
I wish that was true. We really wanted a destination wedding but decided against it since there were important people in both of our lives who wouldn't make the trip no matter what the cost was(my father, her grandmother).Alexandra, tell us how you really feel? No offense taken.
I dunno, I like the idea of destination weddings b/c it generally means a smaller wedding. In addition, the "important" people will find a way to make the wedding, otherwise, the expense will deter most. The bride and groom can always pitch in the travel costs for the guests. If with that, it would still cost much less than a 200+ local wedding.
Great ideas, my fiance and I are getting married this summer on a friday (still expensive zero discounts).I have a post coming up on tips and ideas to save $$ on your wedding.......anyone care to share some of their tips and ideas to be included??