- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
How would you do it? Aside from just eloping or going to the courthouse.
I’d do an evite and a phone call invite. I’d have it in my aunt’s yard (in case of rain, at my fave restaurant). I’d buy a pretty white dress at a department store, same for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (if any). Grocery store flowers bought the day before. Have a good friend take some pics on my DSLR, same for video. Hook my laptop with a spotify playlist to a sound system for music. Order gourmet pizza and lasagna from said favorite restaurant, supplement with salad, bread, fruit and veggie trays. Order a cake from the grocery store. Hit the party supply for tablecloths, napkins, plates, paper lanterns, etc. Rent or borrow some tables and chairs. Have my hair and make-up done at the local cosmetology school for mere pennies. Wear shoes and jewelry I already have or buy some cheap. Make my own veil or borrow one. Either skip favors, or make some cookies or candy and wrap them up cute. I’d only invite the first 50 or so people that came up off the top of my head.
Now that I planned for over a year and spent much more than $1000, the mere thought that I could have done it this way makes me sigh.