My friend Abi is doing her wedding on the cheap! It's impressive. She has entered around 100 online contests and recently she has won a $2,000 package for a wedding coordinator AND a free beauty package on the day of the wedding for hair, eyelashes, makeup and nails. That's in addition to the $3,000 photography package she won earlier last year and $1,000 for a rehearsal dinner she won at a wedding expo and a free bridal bouquet.
Everything else she is doing on her own. For instance, instead of buying fresh flowers she is making all her floral arrangements out of paper, ribbon and fabric. The flower girls be holding these down the isle. They are made out of fabric and the estimated cost of each basket was less than $10. And they were only that much because she used duponi silk.