Friday, October 4, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
There are many ways to save on Venue's, but still have an elegant wedding. It can be so tempting to spend a large portion of your budget on the location! This is where the photo's, memories, and celebration will take place. It makes sense for it to be a good portion of your budget, but you don't have to let it brake your bank. My biggest suggestion: THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Since I was not in town, I had to trust the eye of others in making my venue choice. This can stress a bride since it's harder to visualize in pictures and you'r idea's may be different then others. Looking at budget first, then number of guests, then preferred decor, availability, and allowance of children whittled down my choices quickly. That the West Coast wedding was in the winter with a very close ceremony date to the rental made for a smaller list as well. Here were the final 3 venue choices!
Monday, July 8, 2013
As a bride we want to look good, but not all of us have the cash. So, since I plan on ponying up the cash to have my hair professionally done, I won't have the cash for any hair accessories. This is when I bust out my inner savvy bride and figure out how to make something. First mission, find supplies!
Monday, July 1, 2013
I love the brooch bouquet's with fabric flower look, but I couldn't afford it on my budget! What is a bride to do? Well, this bride stayed up for months and made it herself. Along with the flowers for the bridesmaid bouquets and the table settings! A lot of pin pricks later and I think I came up with something beautiful! Check out the final products!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I love the look of the fabric flower bouquet with brooches! It has a classic elegant look and I won't have to worry about them staying fresh looking or making sure I dry them properly. So, I figure others will love this look as well! Problem is, some of these bouquets can cost upward of $1,000. Naturally, I took to doing what I do best and made it myself, here is how:
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
So, every wedding should have a few splurges! One splurge I can get behind is ways to capture the memories! Now, if you are lucky enough to have a friend or family member willing to gift their photography skills to you then you have some options for those candid moments! You can purchase a bunch of camera's and set them on the table. Another option that I think is fun is to rent a Capture Pod!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sometimes in life things come up and the savings isn't always there. What happens if something happened to my dress/venue/ring right before the wedding and I needed some cash to pay for a replacement until insurance or extra funds came through or kicked in? So, I've thought about a title loan on one of the cars. Would that be an option? What is a title loan?
Monday, May 27, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Suzy Q's Vintage Shop Cake Plate. You can see my review HERE. I absolutely love it. Not only is it a great keepsake, but I can re-use it for other family get together's or I can put it in a display case with other wedding keepsakes and set the bouquet on it or the cake toppers. My mom was able to make a few of her own to put the cupcakes on.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I did a review pre-wedding for a handmade garter by Roselipsbud. You can see my review by clicking HERE. Check out this photo of my carter being put on! It was perfect. I love that a garter is an easy way to be adding a little bit of blue to your wedding and something made this unique adds even more to the garter reveal if you are doing one or photo's you may get taken for your wedding. Check out my West Coast Wedding Day Garter Photo!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
So, I asked you my readers to help me pick out which dress to wear on my West Coast Wedding Day. I also asked for your help to pick my bridesmaid dress. Both of these were splurge items in my budget. I did have the unfortunate luck of getting my dress having it fit perfect, but by the time I went to have the bustle done by a local Arizona alterations guru, I had dropped almost a full size and needed about $200.00 to make my once perfect fit dress fit again. Most brides want to loose weight, but when your dress fits perfect, the last thing you want is to have to pay to make it fit again down the road. Lucky for me I found an amazing woman to do my alterations who make my dress fit just as it had before and was so honest and friendly that I sent my groom to her for alterations on his tux as well which ended up costing around $70.00 (he didn't need much done). This brought my total cost of wedding dress to $399.00 (including alterations and the dress itself) plus shipping tax. It brought my total tux cost to $159.00 plus shipping and tax. On with the reveal:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bridal Tip for February: Chances are when you plan your wedding you are going to be using your iphone, android, tablet, or whatever other portable device you choose to track your wedding supplies and to-do lists. Lately, there have been a lot of virus's out there linked with these devices. This makes it important for every bride to protect herself before she gets started. The last thing you need to add to your already busy plate as a bride is a virus on your phone or tablet! Check out great programs developed for these devices like Stopzilla to protect yourself and take one less worry off your plate! Whatever you do, don't go out there unprotected or you may literally watch all your plans disappear in an instant from a virus!