My fiance and I have been together 8 years and got engaged 02/14/2012. This is both our first marriage. We are working on one income and plan to become one the Saturday after Christmas this year. We don't want to wait years before we can have our dream wedding. We want about 100 guests, baby blue silver and ivory color scheme or something like it, 5 groomsmen and bridesmaids, and we live in Alabama. We don't have a lot of money but my budget is a guess. I'm doing this on my own and have no idea what to do or where to begin. Please help me! We want a nice but inexpensive wedding...
Lots of congratulations to you both in becoming parents and also your engagement.
A $2000 wedding for 100 guests is possible you will just need to be very careful with your budget.
Start by finding your ceremony and reception venue. To keep within your budget you will need to look at either catering for the wedding yourselves or look at hacing a cake and Champagne afternoon reception, or a bbq or maybe a brunch if you have a morning wedding. The good thing about having your wedding so soon after Christmas is that most of your guests probable won't want a big sit down meal!
When you have the costs for the venues you will need your dress and the suit for your groom.
You may want to reduce down the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen as the extra outfits will take a big chunk of your budget. You could always ask if they are happy to provide their own. When you have your wedding dress cost it gives you a better idea how much money you have left for everything else.
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