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.
I love that you’re bucking the more traditional stuff . My ring cost too much, and while I love it, it wasn’t necessary. I would have said yes if my fiance was down on bended knee with a twist-tie 😉 I found my wedding dress for $400, down from $1200 at a sample sale. It happened to be the right size, looked amazing on, and had never even been laced up (my friends used to be bridal consultants and could tell) – likely a dress someone put a deposit on and never picked up, or a mistake in ordering. Either way, I like being able to say I got my dress for nearly 70% off.
I’ve always considered myself to an unconventional person. I would do a lot of things or go to certain meetings/functions/general interest classes on my own because I felt none of my friends were interested in some of the things I was. Both my full-time job and part-time job are pretty unconventional as well. Neither of them are desk jobs.
One of the few wedding traditions I’m doing is taking my fiance’s last name which is quite a handful to pronounce. Whereas my last name? Piece of cake. You can’t ever mispronounce it. Lol.
Laurie @thefrugalfarmer says
LOVE your ring! Sapphire is SO beautiful. If I had to do it all over again, I would’ve chosen a much simpler, less expensive ring.
Thank you! I LOVE it too. Haha. I’ve been told by a few people that it seems to suit my style. I never really was a diamonds kind of girl.
Emily @ Simple Cheap Mom says
I love your ring! I think blue wedding rings are so sweet!
Like Alicia, I my dress was a sample (6 month engagement so we didn’t have much choice). I think my dress was $300 from $1000 or $1200 (there was some lace/bling). Shop around and I’m sure you’ll be able to find something you love for $500.
The ring covers the “something blue” part. 😀
I’m not really much of a shopper to begin with, so I’m hoping I’ll find one right away or not too long after.
Erin @ Journey to Saving says
The ring is lovely! Blue is my favorite color. I’m jealous of all your plans – sounds like the kind of wedding we would like. I’m with you on the dress, too – I’d love to know what you end up getting! I’m hoping to keep my dress under $500, too.