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03-06-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by do0glas View Post
usually the brides parents pay for everything, but in todays world its not realistic.

i didnt go to six figures though! you just have to be able to differentiate between what is needed for a memorable wedding vs. omg i have to have this!
Our parents split it fairly evenly, I think my Mother-in-Law paid for slightly more.

Still we kept it around $25k or so. Which is pretty impressive for getting married in a 'destination' like Yosemite. My wife did some serious bargain hunting and creative planning. Our wedding looked like it costs us $50k and a lot of people commented on that.

One thing we decided early on was not to pay for peoples hotel rooms. It would have been far to expensive. We did splurge on dinner though (Ahwanee dining room) a rehearsal day catered BBQ and we paid for an entire tour tram for our party to see Yosemite.

Just be creative.

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