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- February 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm #255813Guest
My husband and I did several things to keep our wedding to a budget. First, my crafty mom put together simple, but incredibly elegant, bouquets of red roses from Costco. Second, we’re real outdoorsy, so it was an appropriate favor to make bags of trail mix, again from Costco. Third, our rehearsal dinner was an informal party at the church, catered by Subway. It really took the edge off the stress. Fourth, and I’m not recommending this, we made our own wedding cake. We spent a lot of time picking out flavors (three different ones!). We bought a Wilton cake decorating book (neither of us had ever decorated a cake before). We bought the supplies at a cake/candy supply store. I baked the cakes from mixes two weeks before the wedding and froze them. The day before the wedding, I made the frosting and my husband did the decorating. Berries and fake
vines polished it off, and the cakes were displayed on a tiered rack we rented. Friends were responsible for the delivery and set up at the reception. The folks at the hotel where we had the reception, and everyone who attended thought it was professional! It was the hit of the party, and many said it was the best wedding cake they ever had.But it was also the most stressful part of the wedding for us. Oh, except for making our own wedding invitations. Fifth, the wedding invitations – we picked out pretty papers at an art store and did our own printing. Buy extra materials and supplies to cover any mistakes. Make sure you have back up ink/toner for your printer, and get this done early. Bride crying at 2:00 a.m. not good. Nowadays you should be able to find help from a scrapbooker. Sixth, we booked our honeymoon through Costco. Smokin deal on an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Kari Happily married for 8 years
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