How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: cutting costs on clothes

CoffeeCatDogKid | How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: cutting costs on clothes

Because your choices will concern not only bride + groom, but bride + groom + the entire wedding party, determining what everyone will wear at the wedding carries a lot of weight. But don't let that scare you into eloping! The bride Alec will probably have nightmares all his life about the price of my wedding dress. Granted, … Continue reading How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: cutting costs on clothes

How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: catering & cake

CoffeeCatDogKid | How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: catering & cake

Figuring out food for our wedding was one of the more painful decisions. We had to consider a thousand options and a thousand factors—Did we want a catered meal for all the guests? A private luncheon beforehand? A buffet or individual place settings? Sweet or savory? And on and on. We decided to keep reception … Continue reading How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: catering & cake

How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: flowers

CoffeeCatDogKid | How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: flowers

Flowers can be one of the biggest costs of a wedding. But if you flip that on its head, it's one area where you can save some big money. For example, I did not find a single estimate under $100 (on the low end) for the bridal bouquet. Yet I spent less than $10 on … Continue reading How we threw a wedding for under $5,000: flowers

How we threw a wedding for under $5,000

CoffeeCatDogKid | How we threw a wedding for under $5,000

Woke up early, threw on a sweatshirt and boots, then met him in the hotel hallway. Braved the snow and the rain for hot cocoa at Starbucks. Held hands and kissed a little in line, giggling like we had a secret. Parted ways with him a while later. Dropped by Walgreens to buy lipstick. Lots … Continue reading How we threw a wedding for under $5,000