- 6 years ago
I’ve been lurking a long time and learned a lot here. I wanted to post a recap of my daughter’s wedding last Wednesday.
It was tiny (8 guests). Neither her or husband wanted a big splashy wedding as his family weren’t able to get visas in time and one of her grandmothers is very ill. So they had it at the local city hall.
We were on a small budget (less than about $2000) so we had witnesses instead of a bridal party and did not have a reception. Instead we had a celebration lunch at a local buffet restaurant, the Mandarin (the bill was $175 for everyone.) I bought a wonderful wedding cake for $75 at our local bakery (Sweet Olenka’s) and my daughter’s dress was $600 (and veil $80) at The Brides’ Project (they donate profits to cancer charities.) I did the flowers for her bouquet and the cake topper ($90 at the florists shops at Avenue & Davenport- if you’re in Toronto, they sell to the public at wholesale prices). Their hotel room for the wedding night was $180. My daughter and her husband paid for the invitations through Vistaprint ($35). rings ($300, tungsten for her, a blue topaz in white gold for her) and the venue/officiant ($240) and licence ($140). I did the photos myself (I’ve been into photography since my teens) and ordered 5 photobooks (for $300).
It was a lovely wedding and everything was perfect.
Here they are, my daughter and her new husband:
Wedding vows with the officiant (who was wonderful):
They held hands throughout the whole ceremony:
At the lunch, my daughter helping herself to ice cream. There was a kids’ birthday party in the same room. They sang “Here Comes the Bride” when my daughter and her husband came.
After I did a photo session at the local park:
We were getting silly by the end of the session:
The happy couple on their way to the hotel for their wedding night: