Friday, July 23, 2010

Its been a few days since my wedding.

And we are considering a vow renewal next year, only cause of my brother. But im not sure yet, and its nothing to be too happy about, I love to plan, but everytime, it goes wrong. Long story short no one actually showed up.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wow Im a married women!

And it feels the same, except the last name. We have lived together for lkast 14 months and we live like we are married, and I still am excited. So even though yesterday was a total mess up, in the end we are married

Friday, July 16, 2010

Wow tomorrows the day, well today since its lke 3 am

I am nervous and excited and a lill dissapointed lol. But you know what. IM GETTIN MARRIEDIN THE MORNING DING ONG THE BELLSARE GONNA CHME GET ME TO THE SITE ON TIME!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How I Planned a wedding for well under 500 dollars

Everyone asks me, "how can I plan my wedding for 500 or less?" I tell them it is possible, it just takes some legwork. So heres how I did it for under 500 and in less than 5 months!!

****First think of Guest list! its cheaper to have 10-20 of your closets friends ad family than 150 people you hardly know. And your budget. If your budget is $500 then there is a limit to whom you can invite.****


1. First of all think of your date and where you want to get married. lots of spaces are free or a minimal fee to use. These sites can be simple and elegant to extravegent, We found the Gazebo near my mothers in Philly was free and a closer space near my moms. and its free under 75 guests! And this time of year it is so peaceful with the water and we will have beautiful photo opts. Also look for a dual purpose venue, one you can have both ceremony and reception in. Like a church or a park.

2. Think of the overall mood you want to set. As for me I have found cute silk floral bushes at 1.09 a piece and made 2 bouquets and 2 centerpieces and I still have some left over. Another way to really cut costs is to use silks for your boquets and use candles for centerpieces. I found that thrift stores and places that have flea markets. They are the best. I found diamond like crystals and circle gems for $.50 a package (100 a package) and im using them to hold my centerpieces down and my candles in place in there holders.

3 Think about your dress. Look in thrift stores and consignment shops. I found my dress in the prom section at a DEB plus store. it was a white prom dress!!! It was a halter or can be made into strapless I made mine into strapless. Or you can wear a hand me down, if you like it.

4. Food, this is where I was having issues if we were having more thn 7 people coming. I am maing the food. Hamburger BBQ and Macaroni Salad. There will be deviled eggs and some chips and dip. As well as iced tea, sodas and water. having a dry reception is a good way to go with trying to save money, and if you have to have alcohol and your venue allows it, go for whole sale. Get a keg or a few bottles of wine. Cake you can buy this at the gricery store, or do you have a talent for baking or a friend with that talent? use IT!!

5. Grooms can wear a dressy shirt and slacks. My fiance is wearing jeans and a nice shirt. This is not your traditional wedding.

6. Other Decorations- Such as your ceremony decor. I bought silk rose petals,about 3 bags from the dollar store and bubble wands from the dollar store. This store is savior. I got my plastic utensiles and paper goods. instead of renting linens and other stuff get disposable items. a quicker clean up! I also love thrift stores, if you have to have china and you wedding is small, buy from them. there are plates for 50 cents each,cheaper than renting! if you have larger amount of guests than try to find the best price.

7. Entertainment. Im using a ipod and speakers hooked to my fiance's car and t get all the songs I want Im using sites like itunes and limewire. Limewire is free but there are some songs i cant find so I use itunes.


You can plan the wedding of yur dreams cheap. it just takes legwork and alot of looking. Also if you have a friend who Djs and can give that to you as a gift more power to em. There are ways to get what you want with out spending a fortune.

Best of luck!!
Heather

Sunday, July 11, 2010

So the list goes down and then goes right back up...

So the programs where done untill the ribbons to hang em up where messed up AAHHHHH!! And i have to finish my hair trial, and then makeup trial.So yeah but the bubbles are done and someof the favors are finished.. KK

So some of the stuff i needed to get done i done

I have finished the bubbles and some of the paperwork, fu=igured a hairstyle and Im in the process of starting to finish the programs YAY and I have found my proccessional song!! So yeah

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beggining to procrastinate,and need some motivaton

So today I relized that the stuff i need to do isnt started yet lol, so tommorrow Ill do em, I mean it!! Ive added a few items to my list:

1.Pick up mouse and a roller brush
2. Create a checklist of items to keep and items I wanna sell after wedding.
3. Finish wedding Binder- add my checklist and definates list.

k thats all

Friday, July 9, 2010

So when you figure it all out, how will you exicute it?

So i have figured out the solution to the heat on wedding day, and the rain. We will have water that is avail to swim in, hence the lake. And we will have plenty of umbrellas and things. Im hopig to get some water guns for fun lol or water balloons. Im fixing the bouquets tomight and the programs, then if I have enough time tonight ill start on the favor boxes and maybe get the ceremony typed. im working on typing the vows.

Im still thinking Ive missed something

The hefty to do list- from 5 pages to 2 pages

So i figured for you guys and for me, I would write out my to do list here. I have had many people ask me what is left to be done. I put a lot off cause you have to do most of it around on or a little before wedding day. SOme of these are taken from my wedding planner checklist and the knot book of lists... and revised. So Here it is:

1. Order my cake from the grocery store- this is saving me a lot of money because we have such a small wedding that we only need a small cake 20 bucks!
2.Rehersal Dinner- This is something that will happen the day of because our venue is in philly and because of certaint cercumstances we have to
3. Finish Program- because we had to move the date I have to white out the dates and put the new one in, and then put them together, but it'll be quick
4. Type up or "Love Story" for guest book
5. Finish Favors- this is one of those have to be doe the night before or few nights before we have chocolate which can melt quick
6.make the timelines and decoration diagrams-So my MOH and me can set up quicker
7.Add the ribbon to the bubbles- ok so these are going in the favor boxes but we are doing them with a small note like blow these in fun or something.
8. Ceremony music, make playlist- Ive gotten the music figured, its just making the playlist. :)
9. Figure type of centerpieces- Ok this is a tuffey cause I have the stuff for three centerpieces i want, and they all are cute, i may do one for each table different :)
10.Type vows- i have them already, well they are in a book I found and they are just what I want to say, but I am making it my own in certaint ways.
11. Make shopping list for food- Im only making simple foods so itll be a small one.
12.Finish Emergancy Bag- I have a cute pink cooler bag that I thought was great. Im putting a sewing kit my meds and water in there along with anything that may come in handy, like my make up for touch ups
13. Purchase favor candies- and other items. I am figurin a fun reception so I may get cards. Im also looking into paper fans
14.Type Cerempny- Ok s this one we dont really need, because its a small ceremony, vows, rings proclamation of marriage and the kiss thats it
15. I have to finish program board- its a cork board where the programs are gonna hang up. Its a plain one with some ribbns


Ok so far thats all I have so if I add more Ill post in a seperate post

Muah
Serenity

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So we decided on the date andsome ther stuff

And I am so confused, we had to change the date and now we are having it next week and the centerpieces and the hair is still undecided. Food and music are done. well decided and we are wrking on getting everything we need. I am hopng it al goes good. Im nervous