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Genius wedding entrance


I first saw this on A Cup of Jo then again on Naturally Nina and had to repost it. If I was going to have a big wedding I’d love to do something like this, since you only get one chance (hopefully). My fiance laughed when he watched it and I laughed and cried. I can cry over the silliest things! On a wedding note I called the place I would like to have my wedding and unfortunately got the voicemail. I can only call Tuesday or Thursday and between 3pm and 5pm. I hope she will be able to return my call soon since I plan for the wedding to be mid-November of this year! If not, back to the drawing board. And when wedding planning, going back to the drawing board isn’t always the greatest of things.

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8 months ago

 

As a little girl I thought about the perfect wedding day loads of times….the princess dress, the giant church, everyone and their grandmother showing up, the whole 9 yards. But, since being engaged none of those thoughts came to my mind. Instead I have gone from small wedding November 2009, to April 2010 wedding with up to 100 guests (which we reserved and paid a deposit for), to eloping in Virginia in April 2010 and back to a November 2009 wedding but with only family and dinner at a restaurant afterward. There will be no “reception” and immediately following the meal we will drive off to our honeymoon. I have never been one for flashy things. It’s even a tradition in my family to be untraditional. My parents were married in a courtroom after all 3 daughters were born. My older sister was married at 19 since her husband joined the military out of high school. My younger sister, though not married, just turned 20 and is due to give birth to my first nephew tomorrow. I always vowed though that I won’t have a courthouse wedding. Yet, eloping in the mountains of Virginia sounded perfect. Instead we are trying to do something small and intimate. I look forward to being married in less than 4 months. Only thing is I need to book a venue, officiant and get a dress. But I believe that through God, it’s possible.

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I hate having writers block!

I haven’t written in a while. I blame that I work teaching all day and by the time I get home I am too tired to write, let alone think! But now I have a new thing I am doing online and that it planning my elopement. Yes, ELOPEMENT! I started realizing that since my fiance and I are solely paying for our wedding, why not spend it on solely us? My mom high-fived me for the idea, and my fiance’s mom just shrugged at us. But honestly, why pay for 100 other people to enjoy catering (which I would’ve had to pick according to what I think my guests like), a dj (even though it would’ve been the day-time who would’ve wanted to dance), florists (a bunch of flowers that will die and be thrown away within the week), cake (some people won’t eat it or may not like the flavoring we choose), ceremony and reception area (a place that ensures everyone will get there easily), and so-on and so-forth. Instead, we want to spend the $5k-$10k on traveling to another state getting married and having a honeymoon in one then coming home and celebrating a big meal with local family and the closest of friends! We’ve already decided on Virginia, where there is an AMAZING bed and breakfast visit some of the old presidents homes, then spend a couple days in Washington DC, hopefully seeing the cherry blossom trees. I don’t think we’ve been so excited. Plus all I need to find is an officiant and photographer and hope to find a place in the mountains to be married at.

a very old humerous photo of a couple trying to make their grand escape, while waking up her father

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Bridal Shows

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I went to my first Bridal Show today, and it was actually at the location I’ll be getting married at. I felt bad for dragging my fiance along but he enjoyed the free samples of food while I lolly-gagged. It went from being hot to noisy to crowded to hot again. I hope my wedding day next year won’t be as hot as today was. I got to sit and watch a bride gown fashion show in the same seats and same location my guests will be sitting. It’s really nice and the scenery is great but Florida weather is so unpredictable so this time next year could be sunny, rainy, windy, cold, blistering hot. All I can really plan to do is buy cute little fans.

Then again my fiance and I started discussing running away to get married. We both love our families but thought that instead of spending $5000-$10000 on a wedding and inviting a ton of people, we could spend that money on a trip to Hawaii. But it seems to be more work the more we think about it. But how nice would it be to get married in Hawaii?
Don’t have to worry about photographers, videographers, caterers, dj’s, florists, etc…It isn’t easy on a tight budget.
It’s nice to think about though.
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Southern wedding

I am so in love with the Southern Wedding Magazine blog. I have been getting so many ideas for my Spring 2010 wedding from there. Also helpful it’s based in the south, where I live.

Yesterday I went to thrift stores in search of glass vases. They will be used as centerpieces and I got the idea from this photo

vintagevaseflowers of course I do not remember where I got this picture from but it fits perfect with my afternoon $5000 budget eco friendly wedding (cheap becasue not too much is spent on flowers and eco because they’re recycled vases!) Like I said, I live in the south…we don’t need to have things fancy like cali or NY 🙂

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DJ, Band, IPod (this shouldve been posted months ago)

When throwing a wedding on a budget it is extremely hard to decide on how you want music played. Having a DJ would be great to keep the party going, and he/she knows what they’re doing (hopefully) but it may come with a hefty pricetag. Hiring a band may also be a great alternative and sometimes cheaper than a DJ but remember you must also feed the band. And finally the infamous IPod wedding. Originally I hated the idea, then gave it a thought or two, then I watched this video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXj4P3iz2yg
That helped me decide!
It is best to do your research in this area. I am having an afternoon reception for possibly under 100 people. All of which are basically family and co-workers. So I’m having a toss-up as to whether I want a DJ or Band. Both have an equal amount of pros and cons

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