I had a frugal wedding almost 12 years ago

The wedding and reception total was around $1200/ I bought my dress at Penneys for $200. Borrowed the veil from my mothers friend. The flowers were silk made by some one out of her home and she did all the table decorations too that was around$250, the cake was $250. We were married at a small town’s civic center, they hadtwo beautiful bridges in the park, one was covered and that is where we stood and walked “down the aisle from” to the foot bridge that we had the ceremony on and then held the reception inside, rental for the day $50. We didn’t serve anything fancy, had platters of ham and turkey for sandwiches, from the local grocery store, can’t remember the price but I think around $100.

We made our own veggie trays and friends made cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans and punch, we also served coffee and got a couple of kegs of beer. We also bought balloons and streamers in our wedding colors and decorated with them. The invitations I ordered from a store in the mall called The Rolling Pin, 250 for $65. We had a DJ instead of a band and he was $65 for the night.. There were a few more things that were purchased ring pillow, aprons for the helpers, small gifts for the bridesmaid, champagne glasses that we had engraved with our wedding date and names, I love those and am so glad that I purchased those we use them on special occasions and every anniversary.

They were glasses that I found on clearance at a Hallmark store that already had little ceramic flowers attached to them and also a cake serving set, all on clearance, I took the glasses to a glass carver( I know that isnt what they called but can’t think right now) and he engraved them for $15 for both of them. Ok duh he would be an engraver LOL>>>>> : ) Anyway, there is not one thing I would have changed about the way we did our wedding every one enjoyed themselves and we all had a blast..