- August 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm #242133BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
Honestly, we did our wedding much like your daughter’s. Our attendantsI went to floral design school, so I did all the flowers myself, and we
were 1 each, and we let them pick their own clothing. Me and my Maid of
Honor went dress shopping together. My wedding dress was a champagne
colored empire waisted satin sheath, with a champagne and grey lace
jacket that went over it. It was a prom dress (albeit, one that looked –
nothing- like a prom dress), and I got it in June, after Prom, so I
found it on clearance. I got it for $20 (it was 19 something,
actually). My bride’s maid found one that was long like mine, and
sheath style, but in blue rayon with a flower print.
got them at wholesale cost because my step-mom worked for a sign
company who had an account with the floral place we went to.
The food for the wedding was all buffet, stuff we did ourselves, except
the meat. We bought 1 boneless ham, and 1 turkey, and had them shaved
down for “ham rolls”. I’m told those aren’t found outside of Michigan.
Basically, you get lots of dinner rolls, and lots of meat & cheese, and
you make a sandwich out of them. Cheap, easy food. We also had 2 or 3
types of meatballs, so the “ham rolls” weren’t the only meat. Lots of
cut veggies, pasta salads, etc.
The cake was made by a friend of the family, and was our wedding gift.The photographes were done by my father-in-law, and my aunt, both of
whom have done professional photography before, and turned out great.
They paid for the prints, and then gave us the negatives in case we
wanted larger prints made.
My grandpa used to own a bar, and provided the alcohol, again at whole
sale, though we didn’t provide much in way of alcohol.
Our hall was $50, because we planned the wedding in under a month, andOur music was a live band I went to HS with, and they did it for $100,
it was a date they hadn’t yet rented out. If we hadn’t grabbed it,
they’d probably not have had it rented out at all. Also, it was the
American Legion my grandpa belonged to, so that probably made it
plus food. We bought nice pretty paper, and printed the invitations up
ourselves. I made hershey kiss roses from tulle, hershey’s kisses,
floral tape & wire. I printed off tags on the computer on parchment
We decorated with fresh wild flowers from my Grandma’s garden, in large
blue plastic vases. We also scavenged christmas lights from lots of
relatives, and ran those under the table clothes.
My uncle bought a bunch of disposable camera’s and sat them on the
table, though honestly, I don’t recommend them if you have kids at the
wedding. You’ll end up with 90% shots of kids taking pictures of kids
taking pictures. Or the ground. Or their food. Not worth the money.
Invest in a nice digital camera, give it to a trusted family member,
and have them walk around and just take pictures from time to time. The
candid’s can turn out great, but the bonus of digital is lots of
pictures, and not paying for any prints you don’t like or want.
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