(Closed) I’m scared my wedding won’t be very pretty

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You look beautiful and I’m sure you’re wedding will be just as lovely! Sometimes it’s hard not to feel bad when you’re looking at chairs draped in orchids and brides in Monique Lhuillier dresses, but even if I had all the money in the world, there’s something so intimate, charming, and meaningful about a wedding that is simple with handmade touches.

Not sure if this is too late to help you planning, but there are tons of online flower wholesalers like fiftyflowers.com, or even Costco or Safeway that have way cheaper floral options than most florists.

Good luck with everything and again, you look stunning!

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just wanted to send you some big virtual hugs — sounds like we’re in similar boats, and I know this feeling myself, but everything you’ve posted in this thread so far is absolutely beautiful, and I’m sure it will come together wonderfully!

I went through a week of being really down about what we could afford for our wedding because I realized just how little I’d possibly be able to save and how not-far that money would go, but luckily I realized that early on. I pretty much scrapped all of my inspiration and restarted, going just with what I knew our church and fellowship hall has and what I could get for super-cheap or free. Having the freedom to re-start helped me a lot.

Any time you get worried, just show us more pics 🙂 It will be beeeeautiful!

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@SweetRose2011:  Not to be a creeper, but I checked out your venue for our wedding and liked it a LOT!!  (In the end, we didn’t book there b/c it was going to be a little too small).  I think the space is really pretty and open- I honestly thought it was much prettier than a lot of the other options in the area.  There’s also enough going on with the fountain/window thing and the plants and high ceiling, etc. that it’s kind of pre-decorated for you.   What about putting several different sized glass hurricanes with candles on the mirrored tile thing?  Maybe you could use their votives and add one bigger candle/hurricane?  I also like the potted plant centerpiece thing too.  I’ve been tossing that idea around since I also got sticker shock from the florist’s quote.

Post # 38
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just wanted to say I love your dress and that cloak is awesome!

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m diying our flowers to save a few bob, and I was looking at the roses and carnations in my local Tesco grocery last night, and they are so cheap. The bunches of orange roses, ten stems, were five euro – ca $6.50, I think. The carnations were pretty much half that.

I don’t have to worry about centerpieces, but I’m hoping to spend a total of 200 euro, ca $265, on enough flowers to do 4 bouquets, 2 mom’s bouquets, two substantial arrangements for the church, and about a dozen boutonnieres. I’ll be using mostly roses and carnations, with a few peonies and maybe sweet peas thrown into mine.

If you begged/borrowed small/skinny vases, you could get out quite cheaply. I’m using wide ribbon (ribbon retreat wholesale’s prices are great) and cheeeeeap hair flowers $2.50 each for the pew ends, and only decorating every other pew on both sides, to about half way down, so maybe 14-16 altogether.

You have a gorgeous space there, I wouldn’t be worrying. It”ll be lovely.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This little arrangement would cost very little, and look how gorgeous it is! You could even use eggcups to do this!

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Ok I know that’s actually a good few roses, but would be v pretty in miniature… One good sized garden rose after the other, so to speak, about ten of them.

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