Wendy Albrecht and her fiancé, Paul Zollner, set their wedding budget earlier this summer at $ 8,000.
Since they’d both been impacted by salary cuts and wage freezes during the recession, they decided to go with what they considered a fairly reasonable budget.
“I felt more insecure, so I thought I should just save and not really spend too much,” Albrecht said.
With that budget, Albrecht, 41, and Zollner, 49, both of Longmont, assumed they could still have their dream wedding with 100 of their closest family and friends. But after talking with several vendors, they soon realized that their budget wouldn’t come close to covering all the items on their wish list.
“To do it somewhat traditionally, even frugal, it looks like $ 10,000 is what we’re going to have to be at,” Albrecht said.
Yet even after bumping up their budget, Albrecht and Zollner will have to re-envision their wedding. Now they’re planning a more informal ceremony…………… continues on Daily Camera
Ben Green, Staff Writer
LS Lindsey Bookham poses in her tartan wedding dress with her bridesmaids during her wedding on Oct. 8.
As LS Lindsey Bookham prepared for her Oct. 8 wedding date, her dress choice became slightly more complicated than finding something white.
“We had decided that my husband was going to wear a kilt, so we had to find a dress that would compliment,” says the deck hand in HMCS Regina. “Usually it’s the other way around. The groom matches what the bride has chosen to wear.”
After months of searching through boutiques, magazines, and the Internet, she eventually decided to match the kilt and go with a tartan dress.
“Most of the traditional stuff didn’t really catch my eye,” she says. “I thou…………… continues on Victoria Lookout