Hello to all of you!!!! So, I am here blogging to this site because I wanted to share some of my ideas with you all to help in any way that I can cause I know how stressful planning a wedding can be. I am currently planning my wedding and working two jobs!
Well, first off, our wedding is going to be on May 2, 2009. I am getting really excited. However, our small wedding grew to be a huge one. Our guest list went from about 150 up to about 350. So, it has now gotten very stressful. I have 5 bridesmaids and my maid of honor and he has 5 grromsmen and his best man. Not to mention 2 usherettes (yes, the ushers are female), 2 personal attendants and a flower girl.
When we started planning the wedding, I wanted things to be traditional yet unique. I wanted people to go, "remember at Mark and Niki's wedding when they did this?" So, for my bachelorette party - we are going to be doing a tattoo party......everyone in the wedding party is going to be getting tats. I thought it was unique and different, and in a way, gives the girls something to remember. Of course they are just getting tats that they want, I am not making them get something they don't want.
As far as the wedding itself, things are kind of on a tight budget, so we are cutting corners any possible way that we can. We are doing real flowers for the bouquets and butonierres but fake for decoration. Also, for our cake, my aunt is making the cake and then we are doing cupcakes for everyone to eat. Food wise, my suggestion is to find a venue where you can bring in your own food. Now a days with the economy and such, places are charging up to 18 bucks a plate for food. That is ridiculous. Enlisting the help of family and friends comes in handy too because they can help out as a "wedding gift" to the couple.
Okay, and I have to gripe about one thing that has been bugging me. I have looked for aisle runners. Every single one is that cheap fabric that will rip or stick to shoes as it's being walked on. And if you want something nice, you have to pay a ton of money for it. So, what we decided to do is buy our own fabric and make our own. That way, we get what we want and it's not that flimsy fabric.
As far as invitations and stuff go, make your own!!!!!!!! Printing places will charge up the you know what for invitaitons and stuff. I went to Walmart, bought my own invitations and dolled them up a little, spent roughly 150 bucks for all of them to be finished instead of up to 400, 500 bucks. And honestly, you can't tell the difference.
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