Post # 1
Ok…with the wedding just a month away, I am just now discovering the hive. Also, with so many of my close friends being far away (including my MOH), I keep feeling the need to share my wedding plans/decorations/etc with SOMEONE!
First a note: our wedding is SUPER (and I mean super) low budget. And practically everything is a DIY project. Definitely not your typical or traditional wedding. That being said, it doesn’t mean that I’m still not a giddy bride!
So far I just have pictures of my dress (I have more curves than the model, so it fits like a glove. but I think that’s a good thing), shoes (the dress is floor length in my bare feet so I was super happy to find these little gold flats!), and necklace (my splurge item off of etsy that I am completely in love with). I’m making my own flowers/birdcage veil as well as some flowers for my Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear (pics coming when I’m finished).
Anyone else out there having an unusual/low-budget/funky wedding? Love to hear other’s stories!
Post # 3
i’m a month away too! and i’m starting to freak out! beautiful dress! and we’re paying for our wedding ourselves too and so i know about the low budget too!
Post # 4
@breezer I know where did the time go?? Thanks about the dress… I was SUPER excited to find it for under $300 at Saks! Now if only my Bridesmaid or Best Man would get their dresses! (I gave them a swatch and am letting them pick their own. So far only one of three has it! Plus my “bridesman” needs to get his digs, too!) But I guess you can only worry about so much.
Post # 5
Welcome to weddingbee! I hope that you can get everything sorted out over the next few weeks!
Post # 6
oh wow! I hoe they get it together! I’m sure you’ll love the result though!! I’m pulling my hair out because of all the little things I haven’t done yet!
Post # 7
Thanks guys! I know it’ll be a busy few weeks! Among other things, we’ve got to get our license. But before that I need to figure what the heck I’m gonna do about my name! I actually joined and wrote my first post for just this reason because I’m freaking out so much!
But despite all the craziness, I’m mostly just excited. I think lots of brides get carried away with all of the planning and forget what it’s really all about. I guess that’s one of the pluses of a low budget wedding! (That and no debt!)
Post # 8
my girlfriend wore the same dress!
Post # 9
Welcome to the hive. Beautiful wedding dress… One unique thing about my wedding is my aunt was a seamstress and used to own a bridal boutique. She volunteered to do the alterations on my wedding dress and custom make my bridesmaids dresses. She’s making them modern-modest. That’s about all I can think of for now.
Congrats month twin!
Post # 10
I love your look! its beautiful! cant wait to see pictures of you in your dress!
Post # 11
Very cool dress. I’d love to see more pictures. What colors are you using? I want a super low budget wedding too so that I can spend more money on a house!!!
Post # 12
@ClairDarling your friend looks amazing! and reminds me i need to work out more…
@thefuturemrsgibbs congrats to you too! you’re lucky to have that help!
@Mrs.MedinaJr thanks so much! i’ll definitely post pics after the honeymoon! i’m excited about my other diy projects, too, so i’ll post pics of those when i finish them!
@Miss Biner the dress is at my mom’s house… but i will probably do a mini dress-rehearsal sooner or later once i finish making my veil. i’m using different shades of purple (FH fave color) but i’m not being very picky about the shades cuz i’m letting my Bridesmaid or Best Man pick their dresses and doing all the flowers myself, etc.