- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
I really think its important to realize how special getting married is. And that its not about all of the fluff. This is the day that brings you and your future husband together as one. This is the day where all of your friends and family are here to support you. So live it up and celebrate! But do remmeber that it IS only ONE day. Spending thousands of dollars on a dress and tens of thousands of dollars on the reception are pointless!
Think about it. My sister got married in July, 2009 and she hasnt looked at her wedding dress since that day. In fact, it lies up in one of my mom’s closets. Whats the point of spending a lot of money on a dress!? If you spend $5000 then you are spending $1000 per hour for that dress. 0_0
I read something not too long ago about how the wedding industry is trying to convince us brides that we need to spend more and more money to make our day special- that simply is not true!! If anything the importance of this day should be placed on what is important in life – faith, family, and fun. Whichever of these means most to you! You dont have to spend a lot of cash to have fun, thats for sure!
My fiance and I have a 150+ guest list and are trying to spend only 2,000. I even think that is pushing it at times. I want my friends and family to walk away from our wedding having the most fun dancing and eating that they have had in a LONG time! We have plenty of DIY arrangements.
All of our flowers will be bought from Walmar/publix/winn dixie the day before.
We know our caterer. We pull strings.
My dress was on clearance for $299.00.
I called around for the cheapest alterations person I could find- $60 to change my neckline and to do the bustle.
My wedding planner is a good friend who aspires to be a wedding planner.
We utilized ebay- my veil was $20!I also ordered paper lanterns from ebay for $2.00 each!
The groomsmen have 50’s styled outfits brought together from numerous department stores (things they can keep and wear again!)
My shoes are from my own wardrobe.Think about it.
We are having an Italian themed wedding so we are having wine bottles to pose as vases. These we got for free from Olive Garden.
I know we will have a BEAUTIFUL wedding despite our small budget. And I thank my Fiance for being such a wonderful man that reminds me of how special our day will be- special enough to not have to spend bookas of money to make it grand. Its that simple.
The friends and familiy will bless you regardless of the money spent. The fun will be there regardless of your centerpieces.The love will be there regardless of the money spent.
If you guys have any questions or how to’s then write me. I am more than happy to help!!