Sunday, December 12, 2010


Any advice for those planning now? Stay organized, prioritize what is most important to you and let go of everything else. We couldn’t spend a lot of money, so instead I spent a lot of time crafting everything. Although it was months and months of DIY projects, I enjoyed every moment.

A lot of the decor for the wedding we purchased with the intent of using in our home after the wedding was over. So much money goes into planning and paying for a wedding and it felt like a shame to just get rid of everything once the night was over. The frames we used in the gazebo are now hung in our bedroom, the wooden quotes of our grandmothers are now decorations in the living room. It is really neat to still be surrounded from memories of the wedding in our home.

Save money where you can. Weddings grow out of control real quick so pick and choose where to spend your money and where to save. We opted for a beautiful cake from Sweet & Saucy in Long Beach. To save on the cost of a cake to serve everyone, we opted for a smaller cake to serve 50 guests and then supplemented with different individual small bakery bites. All the flower decorations were done by me and my maid of honor in the garage a few days before the wedding. We purchased the flowers wholesale ad arranged them in mason jars. It really fit well with the whole vintage theme of our wedding and really helped to save on costs.

Stalk blogs and get as much inspiration as you can but make your wedding your own. It is your chance to show your family and friends exactly who you are as a couple. Good luck and enjoy the journey! It’s a fast trip but an amazing one.

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