I have never heard of such a thing, but maybe I’m out of the loop on tacky ideas. This is taking dollar dances and cake smashing money jars to a whole new level! Between graduation and moving and the wedding, I’ve been MIA for the last three weeks. Missed you ladies! I would not spend any amount of money on a piece of fabric that has been on a womans leg all day. These were my thoughts exactly! I’m so glad we didn’t do a garter toss I would avoid the people who bid on it, because they’d have to be pretty weird to want it. Especially to spend that much on it. Log in Join. VIP June Saved Save. Super February
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This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more. One of the biggest struggles in wedding planning is setting a budget and finding the money to make it happen. Maybe your personal budget is tight due to other financial commitments like student loans, car payments, etc. If that’s the case, have you thought of trying to find ways to earn extra money to put towards your wedding day fund? I’ve been asking around and it turns out there are lots of options if you’re looking to earn extra money for your wedding! The most important thing I wanted to highlight was ways that are fun and flexible, so you can do them in addition to your day job, without the need to pick up a part-time position somewhere else. Are you good with kids? Consider doing some babysitting! Whether you’re looking for something steady or just want to pick up some weekends — this can be a great way to earn extra cash to put towards wedding funds! Another great option for earning some money for your wedding is petsitting.
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I never knew this, but it appears there are several ways to turn your wedding into a money making event. I’ve never heard of any of these ideas, but I’m a guy and what do I know about weddings? Anyway, Smart Money gives us the details:. The «dollar dance» or «money dance»: The concept behind this Polish tradition is that male guests pay for the privilege of dancing with the bride. Guests deposit usually monetary gifts in a purse attached to the bride’s dress or pin it directly to her gown. Nowadays, the groom participates too, and collects donations from female guests for a dance. I hate to dance, so why would I want to pay to do it? Maybe I could pay NOT to have to dance. I’d be up for that. Money tree: This is an actual tree with clips or bows attached so that guests can clip or tie on money for the newlyweds. The tradition started in the northern states, but has spread across the country as people moved around, says Woodham. Why, because it sounds tacky? Actually, I’m thinking of putting one of these «money trees» up in our foyer so guests can contribute when they visit us. Good way to earn some extra bucks! Birdcage: The birdcage is a more common option when it comes to handing over monetary gifts. This accessory — often ornately decorated with ribbon or flowers — is usually stationed in the reception area for guests to deposit their cards or checks. If this means guests would simply bring in cash gifts they’d already planned to give as wedding presents, I’m ok with this since it’s not trying to bilk anyone for MORE money. But if it’s a «give now even though you already gave a present» sort of thing, I’d be tempted to try and sneak in a bird and really liven up that cage! Money art: Cold hard cash doesn’t have to be boring. As a creative gift option, guests can hire an origami artist to fashion dollar bills into a dozen roses or a tuxedo shirt and tie. You’re giving the couple money — but in this case it’s all in the presentation. I wasn’t a math major, but that doesn’t actually seem like a good return to me. Anyone out there heard of any of these before? Or maybe other ways people squeeze extra cash out of guests at weddings? Posted in Money and Marriage Permalink.
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Q: We are newly engaged yay! Mmake figure two years to save will be enough to get what we want for the budget we have thanks APWPlanner. We have tried talking budget to a few of our married family members to get a feel of things.
One couple even got enough to put money down on a house! I have been going on the assumption that we are the only ones putting money in for this wedding. Though, it seems like my parents may help. They were very excited by our thinking that we would rather spend more on a down payment for a can you make money from your wedding than a wedding. My future-mother-in-law, on the other hand, is very frugal.
Suddenly, my partner is anxious that a good portion of his side of youe family will not give anything to the wedding based on some things his mom and family have said. All I want is for an enjoyable wedding and for everyone to have fun, but a wash would be one of best wedding gifts ever! How practical is that? How possible is that?
Am I yoj too crazy about money? Okay married folks: did you end up with more money from family contributions and gifts than you spent on the wedding? Is this how you maoe thinking about your wedding budget? Please read our comment policy before you comment.
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The Fiance and I will be fronting a lot of our own money for the wedding. Most people I know have made at least half. Some all. We are in the process of buying a home and most of our money is going toward the downpayment of the home. We still have to pay for the florist, photographer, the wedding bands, and any other little misc. Oh WOW, a profit would never have crossed my mind. Do people actually get so much money in gifts it covers their wedding? Is that even possible? We did make a profit on our wedding but that is largely due can you make money from your wedding very generous gifts from my immediate family. Do not go into the wedding with any expectation of making money or even having it come out in the wash.