Bliss on a budget [UPDATED]Published 11:28am Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Updated 11:38am Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I’m getting married in January to the love of my life, and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s just one problem — well, several thousand problems actually, and each one is green and has George Washington’s face on it.
Yes, Kim and I are paying for much (but not all — thanks, parents!) of our wedding, and we hope to honeymoon in Boston, too. When we got engaged, we set a goal for ourselves: we’re going to have a nice wedding, but we’re also looking to cut costs.
In some ways, that’s not too hard to do. We’re getting married in my home town of Cohasset, which means we have some local connections and know-how. We’ve been able to save money on a cake, a photographer and more because we know where to go.
We’re also saving money by forgoing some things. Rather than paying a printer, I’m designing the invitations and programs (with the creative consultation of Kim, of course) on Adobe InDesign. My sister, Bethany, did our engagement pictures for free, and she did a darn good job. We’re going easy on the flowers and decorations and other aspects, too.
But there are some things that are just expensive, no matter how you go about them. Catering, for one thing, is something that will always be a hefty sum. Postage is another non-negotiable. And so we look at our budget, look at our needs, and when we’re done, we look some more.
So, married or engaged denizens of Fergus Falls, do you have any ideas? How have you saved money on your holy matrimony and still come out looking good? Write your comments below, and who knows? We could all learn a thing or two.Tags: money, wedding