- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2017
We’re keeping ours under 10k, but we’re from the world of small town young couple weddings; and so weddings here are kind of a church/family/town wide affair where everyone offers to jump in and help out. I don’t think we could afford to get married otherwise!!
The church is free. My soon to be Mother-In-Law is a professional baker and immediately offered to make the cake and the cupcakes. (Confetti, red velvet, and chocolate, all with white chocolate ginoche. I may be most excited for the cake…). A friend of mine who’s an epic seamstress is making the bridesmaid dresses. My Mother-In-Law and I are making the flower girl’s skirt. Another artsy friend is making our cake topper. The church and family ladies (aka the potluck brigade) have stepped up to help us out with the catering. (It’ll still cost a good chunk, but it won’t be 5 grand. There are only two catering companies in this town and both aren’t that great. We’re ordering the main courses from a local restaurant and then letting the potluck crew handle the rest). Our officiant is a family friend of ours who’s doing the wedding for free. (He’s done probably close to a hundred wedding ceremonies, and does each one personally for the bride and groom. He’s helping us write our own ceremony, something else that I am super excited for.) My MOH’s Dad happens to be a fantastic photographer (And he’s shot quite a few weddings before), and gave us a steal of a deal for our photography. My Grandma made our invitations (She made them for my parents wedding too, which makes the whole thing even better).
Gotta love small town weddings!