Let’s discuss the first 5 things to do when planning a budget wedding!
I had a backyard wedding and I loved it but… the backyard wedding isn’t for everyone. Here’s my list of backyard wedding pros and cons to help you make your backyard-or-not decision.
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Lovein.site gives couples the wedding website that they actually want to share with their friends, without sacrificing any functionality! It is now simpler than ever to share your wedding details with your guests! In today’s post, I wanted to share five simple tips to help you make your own wedsite the very best it can be.
Save-the-dates. They’re not required for a wedding but they’re a nice touch. This little bits of paper act are like the foreword of a book or the opening act of your wedding. They introduce your future guests to the idea of your wedding, give a little sneak peek of the theme, and offer basic information on the where and when (for planning purposes). But what to include? Well, allow me to show you the only 5 things that need to be on your save-the-dates:
Today’s post is all about the numbers – our $5,000 wedding budget and how we spent the money. I’m mostly going to post the budget breakdown in manageable chunks but I’ll add notes here and there to help clarify a few things. Right. Ready? And away we goooo!
It’s important to be prepared and your wedding day is no different. I think it’s a good idea for every wedding to plan to have a Wedding Day Emergency Kit on hand… just in case (If you hire a wedding planner – they should bring one with them.). This kit is totally something you can compile yourself with items from around your house. Every wedding is different, so you’ll want to add or subtract items but this is a good rundown of what you’d want to have around in case of a wedding day emergency. Today’s emergency kit is geared to the littlest ones in your wedding party. You can also check out my emergency kits for the ladies and the gents.
RSVPs. They’re the dirty word of weddings. Everyone hates them – the guests, the couple, the planner. No one EVER gets all the RSVPs back (in fact, if you’re lucky, you’ll get 30% back – maybe) and it’s frustrating. But more frustrating is when you DO get them back and people haven’t filled them in properly. So, as a public service announcement for the wedding guests, here’s how to fill out an RSVP:
But alas, if you want a wedding on a budget – it does take work and work means… well, working. But have no fear, fellow lazy bitches! I’ve rounded up my best tips and ideas for sourcing rentals on a budget (and not breaking a sweat).
Literally the day after I got my rock, I learned that San Antonio had a wedding expo planned a few weeks later. I was bit leery of attending a wedding fair (I used to be a buyer for a sporting goods store and always found expos and fairs super overwhelming) but decided to ask my best friend to attend it with me. So we went. Here’s a few tips and bits of advice that I gleaned from my wedding expo experience.
Let me tell you, one of the hardest things about planning my own wedding was trying to write the wedding ceremony. I was not a fan of the traditional vows (I obey no one but myself thankyouverymuch) and really wanted to find something that reflected our concept of what we wanted our relationship to be. If you’re in the same boat but looking for alternative vows with a more literary lean lean – here’s some wedding vows inspired by Jane Austen!
I won’t forget the excitement I felt the day my now-fiancé, then-boyfriend, finally proposed. We had met two years prior while I was visiting the USA for the summer from Canada. After spending one too many hours with the under 12 crowd (as a nanny), I felt the need to seek out local friends. Scott and I met online, and I won’t say it was love-at-first-sight, but certainly love-at-first-week! Tragic, for a pair who would be forced to part ways just 4 weeks later. We made a decision to make it work, whatever it took; to beat the odds. I had two years remaining in my bachelor’s degree and we would have to live apart for at least that long. Our decision was quick, but we were all in.