Its official, I am a bride-to-be. My Fiance finally popped the big question and now its time to plan the wedding. I am a bride with a budget, in fact I’m a bride who refuses to spend an outrageous amount of money on my wedding (I’ll save that for the honeymoon!)
Like most recently engaged girls the whole wedding planning process started out overwhelming me. Wedding planning checklists and budgets moved me to near tears and left me with many sleepless nights. After all I needed to find a venue, photographer, dj, ceremony band, officiant, hotels, invitations… you get the gist. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of an elegant fairytale wedding with all the bells and whistles, yet as I started to inquire about pricing I realized my fairytale dream might not be possible. So the research began on how to throw an extravagant wedding on a shoestring budget. I decided that if I wanted my vision to become a reality, I was going to have to make it — literally.
There are so many helps tips, tricks and tutorials online for DIY weddings, and I thought, why not go for it? I can do anything I set my mind to. So in order to save money yet still have the elegant fairy tale wedding, I will be doing everything myself (with the help of my amazing mother and bridal party). The save the dates, the invitations, the flowers, the decorations, the cake, and of course, the bridal gown alterations and accessories (helps that my best friend is an fabulous seamstress).
In the next couple of months leading up to my wedding, I will post tutorials, tips and tricks on all of my DIY projects, starting with my Save the Dates.
I can’t wait to share it all with you!
Until next time
Photos by fabulous Sarah Shelley Photography