- 7 years ago
- Wedding: February 2012
Hi everyone! just wanted to say a hello to all of the lovely bee’s on the forum.
I wanted to say thank you to the whole site because I have been researching for days about buying a gown from overseas, and for DIY tips etc.
A little about the Fiance and I. We live in Georgia, he’s in the Army, I’m a recording singer/songwriter/musician I(and a security management professional). We met via my brother who was stationed in Iraq with my now fiance and my brother was determined to get us together. We are getting married 2 times. We’re having a small intimate vintage pin up speakeasy style wedding the last weekend in Feb 2012 for our immidiate family and close friends, and then in October of 2013 we’re having a HUGE zombie apocolypse/dia de los muertos (day of the dead) theme wedding for all of our friends and family and the world. Needless to say, we love to entertain, and moreso, we love to be creative and unique. Right now, I am focusing on planning our small wedding and Weddingbee.com has been a crazy awesome help.
Now for the questions… I have scoured the internet for tips on a DIY evening reception. We’re having our ceremony and reception in an outdoor location in GA…. Our budget is VERY small. I mean like… total budget if I work my magic correctly, will be under 2 thousand US dollars. (I’m a dreamer what can I say haha)
SOOoooooooOoo. Help?! Here are the photos of our venue
You’re not gonna believe the price either…. Rental of the entire park for the WHOLE DAY AND NIGHT is (drumroll please…) $150.00 yes. ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY DOLLARS. and it’s waterfront, with a ton of bed and breakfasts and lodging and cute little town stuff everywhere. St Mary’s Georgia. I’m SOOOOoo excited about this place.
So I really wanted a sunset ceremony, and an evening reception complete with white christmas lights and tons and tons of candles. Seeing as we don’t have a large budget I don’t think we’re gonna have flowers, and if we do they will be sparse. I ran across a few great ideas for lace covered votives all different sizes and antiquey type picture frames as centerpieces but I am so open to other ideas. I’m really worried about catering, I think we’re going to have to spend the majority of our budget there, because I’m not sure how to pull off self catering. This venue is 2 hrs away from our home. So any ideas in that area would be GREATLY appreciated.
Now for the dress… it has come down to two different companies.
for a replica of this dress by Maggie Sottero
I love the romance of it. sigh…
So any comments, or ideas, or your 2 cents is worth a fortune to me. Thank you so much for reading, I can’t wait to talk to all of you!