September 29, 2011


    Yes I know I have not been posting on my blog... Shame on me. Things have just been so crazy that I kinda forgot about my blog... Sorry...
   So I decided to price my flowers for the centerpieces the other day and ended up with a HUGE SHOCK! I was planning on using Hydrangea in with the Gerber daisies as a filler thinking it would help save money. I was wrong with the price of Gerberas  being so good I would end up spending even more! So I found out that I the thing I was trying to do to save money would end up costing A LOT more in the long run.
   While I was looking at flower prices and trying to figure out what number to budget for flowers I figured out that I do not need 2 vases of flowers on each table just 1 vase and our table number would be good for a centerpiece if I add some tea lights! (and I just started selling party lite so I can get a really good deal on tea lights!) So I basically cut the flower price by more than I could even imagine! And I have a admit I am VERY happy about that!
    And I found the perfect table numbers to go with my new centerpiece idea! These wooden heart table numbers from Lilson on Etsy! How cute are they? And yes that is a chalk board square so I can choose to do table numbers or letters or names and I could change my mind 100 times and It still wouldn't matter! Oh and on the Wedding party table I can have them say Mr & Mrs! I love it!
    I change my mind a lot so its a good option to have! I love the little bows on them but not sure if I would keep them or change it to a fun bright colored bow. Either way I really like them and I am excited that I found them!
    So you might be asking how I am planning on using this table number. Well I first thought I was going to have to figure out how to add a base to these. Then Juan gave me a great idea we are only having on vase (well really its a mason jar) So we can just add some rocks to the bottom of the mason jar to keep it steady and just put it in with the flowers! What do you think? A mason jar of flowers Like the one pictured With a few rocks on the bottom with one of the tables number sticking out. Do you think It would look good? Or what would you change to make it look better?
    Oh and the mason jars will not be hanging its just the best picture I could find!
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September 11, 2011

I found the almost perfect venue!

   So when looking around for different venues I found the cutest little Chapel! Fi wanted to get married in a church and this is the closest we are going to get! It fits in the budget it is adorable and has a outdoor area where we can have the reception!
   So now the only part of this venue that doesn't work is that it only fits 125 guests. Our guest list is at 200 So to have this venue be a possibility I would have to do a lot of cutting to our guest list. Its worth a shot to see how many people we can cut right? Now you have to be wondering how could a venue be so great that I am willing to cut our guest list almost in half? See for yourself.

    Would you be willing to cut your guest list for the almost perfect venue?

September 08, 2011

A change of venue... (Warning Pic Heavy post!)

    I was so excited about my back yard garden wedding but sadly that is not going to be happening anymore. In order to be able to do that we would have to cut our guest list down from 200 to 120 people that is 80 people! So here I am on the hunt once again for a wedding venue.
    We could use Historic Deepwood Estate it is so pretty and manageable on the budget (if we have the wedding on a Friday or a Sunday)! We can use the vendors that we want to, There is a onsite tent that we can use for a lot cheaper than I could get from any rental company, AND there is enough space for ALL of our guests! But because it is a "city park" There would be No Liquor allowed and we would have to get the permit for the beer and wine to be allowed to be served, And if it is hot all of my guests will be hot too and I will be dying in a big white dress.  LOTS of pictures below!

     Another Idea that was brought up to me was doing a Bowling Alley Reception! How fun would that be? They would take care of food (No stress of finding another vendor) They have a full bar! We wouldn't have to get a DJ because they already have music and a sound system! They are remodeling before the wedding so the place will look even nicer than it would now! AND my mom and grandma both work there. I should be able to get some sort of discount right? I have only been there on and off my whole life and the owners have seen me grow up. Well its worth asking right Now there are the awesome pictures that I got Last night from the wonderful ladies on Wedding Bee!

September 04, 2011

Finally a VERY ROUGH Inspiration board!

    So I finally put together a inspiration board! it is Very rough and doesn't even have all of my colors on but I did a little one with paint and here it is! The pictures are from random sites from Davids bridal to the knot to random pictures I found on Google! 
    I had A LOT of fun coming up with ideas for the wedding and if you cant tell by the pictures I am planning a Outdoor, Fun, Summery, Bright wedding. 
    I'm hoping to put together another board with all my colors and a more complete look! Ill practice a little more and I hope to post a better one soon!