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Registered: ‎12-30-2012
Re: Wedding debt..

12k is a LOT for a wedding with 50 guests. Holy crappsss!


We got married last september.  My step mom and dad paid for catering and my dress (about 4k total), and my husband's parents paid for photographer and sent money to help with other little things.  My mother did our flowers (we wanted wild flowers, so she grew everything, made centerpieces, bouquets and boutoniers)


We got our wedding done under $7k.  We had about 140 people. 


In the end we only paid about $1500-2k out of pocket after what our parents helped with.  We DIY'd just about everything.


We also bought our home about 2 months before the wedding.



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