- 12 years ago
- Wedding: November 2009
DIY invite kit from Michaels (Brides.com kit)
DIY Centerpieces and flowers. Am taking round vases and these tin vases and hot gluing fabric to them, then filling them with white flowers. Using tall vases filled with lemons and other tall vases filled with flowers for the other tables (food tables, etc.)
Ceremony and reception in same venue, with no additional ceremony or set up/take down fee. Tables, chairs, linens, flatware, glasses included, and we are doing it on a Sunday which is way cheaper, and it’s BYOB. We’ll bring beer, wine, champagne only. Have to pay for their bartender only, but no corkage fee. They also don’t charge for the cake cutting and serving (we lucked out, especially in the Atlanta area).
Using an upscale BBQ joint for the caterer, and I’ve gotten him down to $18 a head for a buffet.
No programs, no favors. Haven’t decided yet on if I’m doing a seating chart. The guest list has been knocked down A LOT.
A friend is going to DJ for free.
A friend of a friend is a prof. photographer and is giving us a deal.
A friend is going to be the videographer for free.
Am searching for a secondhand or sample dress. Found a Watters sample that is in good shape for $125, but haven’t decided on it yet.
Doing my own hair and makeup. Buying the veil and flower for hair on Etsy. Wearing vintage jewelry I already own.
Having a friend get ordained and perform the ceremony.
The cake is coming from Publix instead of a custom bakery. Just doing a three tiered buttercream swiss dot, and will decorate it with flowers myself.
Searching on ebay and craigslist for cake serving things, champagne glasses, etc.
Making a "wishing tree" ilo a guest book for friends to sign.