- 7 years ago
Hello there! I am new here. I’ve been lurking for a couple weeks now but I finally decided to join!
I am a young(er) bride-to-be (BF is 29). We aren’t yet engaged but will be within the next month (can’t wait). We are building a beautiful, blended family as I have two children while future fiance has none.
We are already planning the wedding as the set date is less than a year away (September 10th, 2010).
I am here to get opinions on just about EVERYTHING wedding related. I never wanted to get married (never saw myself doing so) and Boyfriend or Best Friend always felt the same. However, when we got together, things just “clicked” and we both immediately knew we were “it” for each other.
I always thought if I did get married, I’d have a pretty pink themed wedding as I am obssesed with the color, however, I have no interest in that theme anymore. I think we have decided on colors (thankfully Boyfriend or Best Friend is very into helping with the planning). We are thinking a deep purple, bright(ish) green and ivory. When I first envisioned the colors, I thought it seemed a bit “odd” but after searching for samples, I realized they are just so perfect especially since I didn’t want anything that said “fall” beings it’s a September wedding.
We want to have an outside wedding. I know of where I want to have the ceremony but there are a few obstacles (literally) so we have to keep going there and trying to envision just how to make it work. We also have a reception venue chosen and will reserve it within the next two months.
We are expecting our guest list to come to about 100 people or so. We haven’t sat down and completely compiled the list just yet but we will very soon so we have a better idea.
We have a budget in mind….We would like to do all of this for $5-7,000. The budget does not include my dress, or the rings. My mother is paying for half of the dress (plus, the kind of dress I want is relatively cheap). We are paying for everything else ourselves except for the alcohol bill and the food. We are stocking our own bar at the reception and will have an open bar and my parents are paying that and his parents are paying for the food.
For centerpieces, we want submerged flowers. I have been pricing Orchids but haven’t quite decided. I dislike roses but I was thinking that no matter what we use as the main flower will be accented with ivory colored spray roses. My bouquet will have lillies (Stargazers preferrably as they’re my favorite flower) but those can’t really be submerged plus, I want my bouquet to reflect our colors but not really “match” the other flower types.
Ummm…..the DJ is taken care of as that’s what my brother does for a living and he is going to do the reception for free as our wedding gift.
Umm….I’m not sure what else lol. This has gotten insanely long, but I figured since I joined and everything, that I should give everyone a clear view of just what I’m about :-).
If you have made it this far, thank you! Any opinions are greatly appreciated! I cannot wait to share this amazing journey with all of you! I’m glad to be here!