I had found the original style on Etsy for $250!!! BUT…by the time I had made a decision to get it, it had already been sold. I found one that was more expensive BUT still within the price range (ie still within the 3 figure range though. Woohoo.And no, it wasn’t $999.99. LOL!).
We found the venue. It’s your one stop shop. The date is for late October next year. I am going for that fall wedding which seems to gaining a lot of popularity nowadays. I can see why. Fall is so damn pretty!! The ceremony, pictures AND reception will take place all in one spot. It’s also a short mid-afternoon ceremony so guests don’t have to kill a lot of time, or drive from one place to another.
A good friend of mine who has does baking as a side hustle will be baking cupcakes and macarons for me. Can you say pumpkin and red velvet flavour?!?! Another friend will sing at my ceremony. I booked a photographer.
And..thank goodness for Pinterest and all its autumn wedding ideas.
Another thing I’m thankful for? That DIY/rustic/simple, elegant is so in right now. The less fancy the better.
On next month’s agenda: start looking at wedding dresses (No poofy ball gown for this girl. Simple and flowy. End of story), bridesmaids’ dresses and booking an officiand).
I am fortunate enough to have my mom gift me my wedding dress, but I still have a budget for her. Since I am going for something quite simple and not a lot of beading/lace/sequins/sparkle sh*t, I think we can find one for under $500??
I have no choice to splurge on hair and makeup because I am ABSOLUTELY USELESS when it comes to those things. I wouldn’t trust myself on my wedding day to try and do it on my own. My hair is thick and wavy. Enough said.