So far I have been having a ball planning our fall wedding. We are still up in the air when it comes to a date but I am not too concerned. As long as it doesn’t fall on Thanksgiving weekend or late December I am happy. Getting all my ideas and thoughts sorted is going to prove to be the most difficult. I have to make it my job to organize all the information I come across into spreadsheets and/or folders. We’re working with a minimal budget since we’re covering all the costs. I am trying to decide what projects I want to take on myself (make the bouquets, invites, decorations?) and what I’d rather pay someone to do so I can spend more time on other things.
So yes, Greg and I really want this wedding to be about us celebrating this new chapter in our lives with friends and family. We’re all about it being fun. I’m hoping to pull off an urban Texas chic look. We’re not going to lie, we want this to be cheap and chic. I have my priorities: cake, food, booze. So any advice on how to save on anything will be greatly appreciated! Greg’s pretty good about giving his opinion and will pick up any errands that need to be done so I’m not too worried about getting overwhelmed in the next few months. I know this is the beginning of a long process but I have successfully found my first wedding bargain. I don’t directly benefit from it but my bridesmaids do. Presenting my amazing find:
Wait! It gets better! I found a 20% off and free shipping promotional code on retailmenot.com so the dress came out to $34.16 including shipping. And the cherry on top was that it was available in all sizes so no one has to lose or gain weight to fit into one. I’m having one delivered to me so I’ll have the fabric color to work with. At $34, how could I turn down the dress for myself? It’s way too cute.
Currently, we’re working on finding a venue, since that will determine what our next steps will be: Rent linen, chairs, flatware? Buy centerpieces, or will they be provided? Find a caterer? A baker? So much. I hope I can keep all the names, places and things straight. I ordered myself a handy-dandy organizer off amazon.com. Can’t wait for it to get here so I can start filling it with my printouts.
For this week: tour a venue and meet with an amateur photographer. I don’t have my heart set on this place but like many initial interviews, it’ll provide us with the experience of what to ask the next time. And perhaps it’ll allow us to flex our bargaining muscles. As for the photographer, I found her on Craigslist. Just in case you don’t know this, I have a loving realtionship with Craigslist. I’ve found furniture, apartments, roommates, gym buddies, dates, and my current fiance. The photographer has 4 years experience and is trying to expand her wedding photography portfolio. She’s offering quite the bargain so I’m going to meet with her on Wednesday to check out her portfolio. Here’s hoping it works out because it’ll be one less thing to worry about.