- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Our programs – We had a girl on Etsy design them for us. She digitally drew our faces along with the faces of everyone in our wedding party. It was awesome and definitely the most talked about detail.
Globe lights! Yes, they were pricey, but everyone said our cocktail area with the lights strung fromt he paito to the trees looked like it was straight out of a wedding magazine. Score! They were beeeeautiful, and every time I see a photo with them in it, I’m so glad I went for it. Plus, there were easy to resell.
My Dress – I felt gorgeous. Nuff said.
Our five single tier cakes – My MIL’s friend made them for roughly cost. They were yummy, adorable, and CHEAP! 🙂
All the DIY elements – personalized cake toppers, burlap bunting, barnwood signs, moss-frame lanterns. All the DIY made our wedding super personal, and so many people commented on all the cuteness.
Wedding Planner for the Day of the Wedding – I was finally able to let go and be a bride. Priceless.
Quilt “Guest book” – My friend took charge of this and had our guests sign quilt squares. I can’t wait to see the completed quilt.
Cookie cakes and Milk Shots from my Groomie’s table: It made him happy and therefore made me happy!
NOT WORTH IT:
The super expensive alterations for my dress: Right at the ribcage my dress ended up being a little tight and it gave me over the dress fat roll if I didn’t stand just right. Sucky considering it didn’t do that BEFORE the alterations.
Table linens: I’m really just still bitter about how much they cost, but I don’t really know a great alternative.
Venue: It was gorgeous, but I think we could have had a beautiful wedding somewhere else that wouldn’t have taken 1/4 of our budget and would have included something besides the actual place.
Leaving in our own car: We should have splurged on a limo to avoid the trashed “decorated” car from some of our loving guests. (Think whip cream, chocolate syrup, etc. ALL over. I even have chocolate stains on my dress as a result. Thanks, friends.)