Post # 1
Lets start with the shocker… I’m 18 years old, not pregnant, intelligent, going to college, and I’m getting married next summer.
Now I know what some of you guys are thinking… “woah woah woah now! Slow down! You’ve got your whole life ahead of you, how are you guys gonna live on your own!?” I’ve heard it 100+ times already! The answer? We will get through it, we will come out of it strong, and God will help us overcome the problems we may come across.
However, this is all background, through all of my frantic pinning I’ve come across this sight many many times…. So I’m here to ask of you all! If any of you know really awesome, cheap yet classy ideas! Our colors are going to be (as of now) royal blue and purple! (oh and the bridal party will wear converse!)
I thank all of you in advance for all the help in advance and ask you to pray for our relationship, the planning, and the inevitable stress to come!
Post # 3
Try out theknot.com. Their gallery of different colored weddings is really to die for!
Post # 4
@InLoveWithMyBestFriend: welcome to the Bee : ) any questions and I’ll gladly help
Post # 5
Awesome! Welcome to the Bee. I’m also a young bride (19, but will be 21 when I get married), and I get the “But you’re so young!” thing all the time haha. I know God will get you through everything beautifully! Congrats!
Post # 6
Congrats! I feel you girl. 20 and will be married at 21 ( which is old according to my religious friends and WAY to young to 99% of everyone else I talk to). I think God really can bring you through your tough times. 🙂 I love theperfectpallet.com just for the pictures that can spark ideas based on our wedding colors:)
Post # 7
There’s a million amazing and cheap things you can do! If you PM me and let me know whereish you are I’ll see if I can rustle something up, though probably the cheapest option is if you know someone with a really excellent backyard, it’s a good start.
Foregoing flowers is also great – we’re not having flowers. They’re sooo expensive and you don’t really neeeed them in a lot of spaces. Instead, I and my BMs will carry (SUPER CHEAP – from lunabazaar.com) parasols, and we’re decorating with paper lanterns (same site) and centerpieces will be arranged test tubes with colored water… don’t remember where we got them but it was some chemistry supply site and we’re donating them to a needy lab after. (Probably sounds funny but these things exist)
If paper lanterns are even a bit much, you can take a balloon, blow it up a bit, and some string – soak the string in glue & corn starch or fabric stiffener, wrap it around the balloon, and let it dry for about a day. (If you google string lanterns, you’ll get more detailed instructions.) You can spray paint them to match your colors.
I’m folding 1000 paper cranes, which is cheap but time consuming, and I’m excited for how pretty it’s going to look. (I’m going to make probably 50 strings of 20 on fishing wire with beads to separate them, and hang them behind the altar and around the venue)
We’re also saving money by ipodding it instead of a DJ. If you know your crowd and are willing to spend some time researching and making playlists, I think it can work out really well. I have my fingers crossed for sure but I’m so excited to really enjoy ALLLL the music of the evening.
A cocktail or cake-and-punch reception is totally cool too, btw – you don’t need to feed the world a fancy dinner, I’m sure people will be happy to celebrate with you regardless.