Lindsey and Jesse wanted their costume wedding to be filled with wacky fun. They combined everything they loved: pickles, hot dogs, and Twin Peaks into a big backyard festivity. Lyndsey even dressed like a pickle and her daughter was a baby gherkin!
My high school sweetheart and I had a $500 Wiccan micro-wedding and only invited our immediate family plus a few of our closest friends. It was small and spiritual and honored us both exactly how we wanted.
We wanted to honor and connect to the outdoors as much as possible. I was barefoot for the entire ceremony and reception (so was my mother and many of our friends! Husband could not be since he had to smash a glass). We had a fairly traditional Jewish ceremony.
My partner and I got married for about $2,100 TOTAL – including rings, clothes, and honeymoon. Today, I’m going to do a budget breakdown of how we did it.
We had a $6000 wedding budget, and we did most of these things detailed in this excellent post on Offbeat Bride. We did get some help from family, but sticking to our wedding budget allowed us to take the month-long cross-country road trip honeymoon of our dreams! Here’s how we stuck to our $6k wedding budget:
My partner and I are have a $3,000 wedding budget for our wedding this fall. Throughout the planning, we’re managing to actually stick closely to our budget. Here’s how we’re doing it.