(Closed) Thoughts on wedding plan?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@curlymeg:  It sounds very nice!  A midday wedding and reception is perfectly fine – and a champagne toast is lovely.  I don’t think it looks odd if that’s the only alcohol.

For room blocking, you don’t have to meet any quota.  Rooms just get released back to th public at a certain date before the wedding.  of cousre it just depends on which hotel you call.  Super 8 and MOtel 6 just release them to the public. It did get a 20% discount when I had rooms blocked.

Post # 4
34 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

Your menu and (lack of) alcohol seem appropriate for the time of day and vibe of the wedding.


As long as you don’t live in an area where hotels are really expensive I think providing a list of nearby hotels, their contact info and distance from venue is fine.  I’ve received invites like this when I venue wasn’t at a hotel and liked not feeling like I only had one option of where to stay.  At the same time, I really appreciated a bride in Southern California who blocked off rooms because I ended up saving about $75 over booking online. 

Post # 5
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This sounds lovely!

Post # 6
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@curlymeg:  Your plans sound pretty awesome! How lucky are you to have found a great inexpensive dress, and have connections to an officiant and photography for $o!? Lol go girl. I don’t think it sounds cheap at all, it actually sounds like it will be fun because you had your hands all in it and got creative. Good for you and don’t feel bad that it may not be as elaborate as some people. It’s good that you’re being smart with what you can afford and pooling your resources.

Post # 8
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@curlymeg:  Everything sounds great!

If you’re looking for flowers, I’d recommend the Etsy seller that I purchased from if you don’t mind fake ones. This is mine with cost breakdown: Shipping was higher because i’m in Canada. You could easily get what you need/want for well under 300. And if you want some real still, make the 1 large arrangement real by going to a local florist and do the rest silk. πŸ™‚ I have two real arrangements that are going at the front of the church and are $54 each, including a 2 foot vase that will then be transfered to the head table at the reception.

(1) Cascade-style bridal bouquet made with light and dark blue roses/flowers and white calla lilies

(1) Maid/Matron of Honor, approx. 9″ round made with light and dark blue and white roses

(3) Bridesmaid bouquets, each approx. 8″ round, made with light blue, dark blue, and white roses 

(1) Toss, approx. 7″ round, made with light and dark blue roses, white roses

(1) Groom Boutonniere, made with 2 dark blue roses and 1 light blue sweetheart rose, white babies breath, greenery, white ribbon

(1) Best Man boutonniere, made with 1 dark blue rose and 1 light blue sweetheart rose, white babies breath, greenery,white ribbon

(3) Groomsmen boutonnieres, each made with one dark blue rose, white babies breath, greenery, light blue ribbon

(2) Father Boutonnieres, each made with one dark blue rose, 1 light blue sweetheart rose, babies breath, greenery, white ribbon

(2) Mothers Corsages , each made with 2 dark blue roses, 1 white rose, babies breath, greenery, ribbon

(2) Grandmother corsages, each made with 2 white roses, 1 dark blue rose, babies breath, greenery, ribbon 

(1) Flowergirl Ball, made with light blue and dark blue roses

This 18pc set is $198.00 + $32.00 for shipping.


Post # 9
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

This all sounds fabulous!  Don’t forget about rentals – that can add up.  (Chairs, tables, tablecloths, dishes?)

For flowers, do you know anyone in your town with a big flower garden?  We are DIYing all our flowers out of my parents’ huge garden.  Zinnias and dahlias are really pretty and easy to grow, and you can plant specific colors.

Post # 10
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Sounds lw-key and lovely! You sound like a very crafty lady!

Post # 12
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@curlymeg:  It sounds like you have a great plan so far! As for the bouquets, you may consider using faux flowers (no worries of replacing dead ones), and maybe incorporating some feathers or something to fill them out (matching your wedding colors that is).

As for the quilts, depending on how casual/informal you want your wedding to be, it might be nice to have some hand-made things displayed. The wedding is a reflection of you and your Fiance, so do what you want!

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