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Getting hitched...and on the cheap!

November 5th, 2009 at 07:30 am

So boyfriend finally popped the question! Like me, he's a fellow saver so he got the ring at an antique shop in Montclair NJ at a fraction of the cost. Beautiful, a great deal and eco friendly (recycling in action) to boot -- perfect!

Instead of having the big white wedding thing, we're opting for a destination cruise in February -- just us and immediate family. It's still costing us $20K but significantly less than what a traditional wedding would cost...without the drama and stress.

Here's my question to you fellow savers: any ideas on the best way to do the registry? We don't need any gifts (I'm in my late 30s and he just turned 40. We both have established households and pretty much have two of everything...and thus no need for more stuff) but relatives and friends want to know where we are registered. We'd like to register to benefit local (CT & NJ) food banks but after checking some sites, there does not seem to be any easy way to do this. Any thoughts?

5 Responses to “Getting hitched...and on the cheap!”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I'm really happy for you. /

  2. gertymac Says:

    I would talk to the food bank you'd like to work with and set up a contact person, then in your invitations note that gifts can be made in your honor to your contact person at the food bank. May want to see if they will take CCs too.

    Congrats, and awesome job on wanting to work with local charities.

  3. miz pat Says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

    I have no registry suggestions, but I do suggest one thing, please work out a prenuptual agreement. Since you are both frugal people, it should be a breeze to negotiate and sign. You never know if you will end up moving to another state, and divorce laws differ wildly, and a prenup is important.

    I know its sort of a downer, but I really advise it for everyone.

    God grant you many years of joy, health and gladness.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congrats!

  5. lizajane Says:

    Congratulations! I think it's a wonderful idea to work with a charity. Kind of strange they don't have something like that set up already, but I would think they'd be thrilled to work with you.

    P.S. I just read your About Me and was interested to see this: "I wish I can say that my busy life necessitated all this. Alas, no...I was just lazy...and keeping up with the pack." I was visiting family recently in a more populated area than I live and saw the grocery delivery truck go up their road more than once. I actually said out loud to my host "I wonder if people that order groceries delivered are really all that busy, or just lazy? Or maybe it's the IN thing to do these days." LOL

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