Devin and I dressed side by side, he helped me clasp my necklace and I watched him put on his shoes. We didn't' have the typical first look. Seeing these moments captured in our bedroom, I don't think we missed out.
I'll list items as I configure them or spend on them, hopefully by the end I'll be pleasantly surprised that I pulled this off!
Postcards: $25.00 (For Save-the-Dates that I never sent out and Reception Haiku forms) Invitations: $25 for design, $15 cardstock, $16 envelopes, $35 postage Dress: $479.00 Petticoat: $49.00 Alterations: $140 Photography: $600 2 Bridesmaid Dresses: $168.00 Veil Netting and Hair Feather: $21 Necklace: $58 Mason jars: $53 Flowers: $15 Misc. decorations: $115 Catering: $2000 Beverages: $340 Beverage containers: $40 Rentals: $910 Cookies: $60 Groom's attire: $175 Last minute needs for stage and tarp: $200 Cake: Gifted
Not counting the cost of rings or our 2011 honeymoon.
These are hard costs, not specifically how much came out of our pockets, just in case you were wondering. In other words, I haven't subtracted what our families helped us with. Thank you to my parents, devin's parents and my sister and brother-in-law. Could not have happened without you!