Lanta Bride wrote:Awesome! Well done!
What music are you having for $200? Can you use an iPod instead?
claire_bear000 wrote:Well done! Budget looks great! The only thing I was going to add was that your FH might want to invest in removable orthotics for his shoes, you can get a good set for less than $40 and then not only are they reusable after the wedding but can go in dress shoes without having to search high and low for suitable/expensive ones.
2bwed wrote:claire_bear000 wrote:Well done! Budget looks great! The only thing I was going to add was that your FH might want to invest in removable orthotics for his shoes, you can get a good set for less than $40 and then not only are they reusable after the wedding but can go in dress shoes without having to search high and low for suitable/expensive ones.
Are the orthotics made for flat feeted peoples? The only ones I've ever seen have the arches in them and help people's arches not to roll (so that they're ankles don't roll IYKWIM).
StephMT wrote:Winery staff (10 hours): $300 Is this right? Thats 2 junior staff for entire day. Does not seem right
StephMT wrote:The winery supplies tables in their fee. That is all apart from the grounds and a BBQ.Chair Hire: $280 - do u need tables as well?
StephMT wrote:Have thought about plastic/paper, but the winery does not supply bins, so we'd have to organise bins if we did have disposable. With the plates/cutlery/glasses hire - the winery supplies wine glasses, but that's it, but the hire joint cleans the plates and stuff even if we return it clean. They've said that we really only have to rinse it and they will do the rest.Cutlery/Plates/Glasses: $240 - could you use plastic stuff? then you dont have to deal with clean up
StephMT wrote:This is to hire a bus for a day. We know a bus driver who will drive for free for us, but he can't supply the bus. Guests could make their own way to the winery, but it's about half an hour out of town, in the middle of nowhere with no real signs to indicate that the winery is even there, and most guests are from out of town - I'm afraid of people getting lost.Bus hire: $300 - What is this for? Could guests make their own arrangements there?
StephMT wrote:Food+drinks+non-alcoholicdrinks+beveragedispensers: $1910 - Do you need beverage dispensers? Can you borrow coolers from friends. The Beverage Dispensers are 2 x 8L jugs that cost $20 each from the reject shop.
StephMT wrote:yeah I could... always a possibility.Invites: $200 - Could you email some of these to save on printing/postage costs
StephMT wrote:- having real touch silk flowers bought from the local florist in stems and DIYing them. The flowers are important to me - my last wedding it was one of the things I wished I could've had.Flowers: $470 - What flowers are you having. Could you have a bridal bouquet only?
StephMT wrote:- I'd rather he get the cars LOL :p I'm hoping to find someone local with a car, we've spotted a really cool blue old fashioned ute thing that I'm hoping to spot again and follow around so I can ask him :pCars: I would like to surprise him with a special car... want my max budget to be $300, so just hoping I can find a local with a cool car. He's already getting the games, cut this out or borrow from a friend for a carton
StephMT wrote:- Hiring the chair sashes is $2.50 each, so $200 for just the chair sashes for 80 chairs. Buying 100 chair sashes from eBay costs about $50. I will be hiring the chair covers though because they're expensive from everywhere else to buy (like in the $500 region), table cloths I intend on making myself or hiring, and vases will be tin cans painted a coppery-gold to put the flowers in.Decorations (sashes, chair covers, table cloths, vases): Guesstimating $200 (Assuming I buy my own chair sashes) If your buying them all this seems too low. But in reality do you even need sashes and covers for the chairs
StephMT wrote:My SIL is going to be our celebrant at cost price.Celebrant: $250 - Have you spoken to celebrants yet? The cheapest I found in my travels was 350
StephMT wrote:Small country town with a student beauty salon in it. I am happy to do my own make-up and just pay to get my hair done at the student place.Hair and Make-up: $100 budget - again seems too low
StephMT wrote:We're having a mad hatter cake, so maybe a topper could be passed on true...Cake + cake topper: $200 ($150 for the cake now ) Do you need a topper? A simple cake with a matching ribbon and even a cheap brooch is very effective
Ashling wrote:I had an appointment at my reception venue on the weekend at 10am, and they had a breakfast wedding going on, with pastries, croissants, eggs, juices etc.
This would be significantly chaper to DIY I would have thought, particularly as then there is no expectation of any alcohol, maybe just a couple of bottles of champagne for toasting.
I have to say, if I was having a more low-key wedding than I am, that's what I would do.
Then you have the whole day after to spend with your FH or to go and take photos.