And wanted to share it with my readers, in case they aren't following seeds already. There seem to be so many posts post-wedding that I can't agree more with regarding the aesthetic and expectations of a wedding day. I like that she addresses her thankfulness at not having wedding blogs during her planning to further increase these visions and pressures.Andthat so many people are having lovely weddings that aren't what we see day to day on all these blogs.
Still, obviously, so many people are having these types of weddings.
But, being here now, 6 weeks post wedding, I'm proud of the work we did, we carried out our intention of love and family, and the responses we've received from our guests support those feelings. We accomplished not only throwing ourselves a wedding (with friends and family helping immensely of course!) but we've accomplished a year and a half of an awesome marriage, filled with new jobs, new baby, a broken toe, financial gain and loss, tearing out a wall and a chimney together, celebrating our first anniversary, as well as landscaping our yard and other small home improvements. But most of all, its the end of the day, when we have our customized bowls of popcorn, and sit on the couch with each other, taking turns putting the kids to bed, and just enjoying being together.
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!