DIY Wedding

Welcome to my DIY Wedding & Reception

We are having a simple Justice of the Peace ceremony & later having the Big Reception! We have changed our minds and are now going for a Western style Wedding, but I'm leaving the beach theme wedding posts on here.
All ideas are Welcomed, as I'm kind of a DIY kind of person & can't see pouring tons of money into just one day of our lives, when we have so many years ahead of us (God Willing). We are both Christian. He's Latino & I'm a lil bit of everything, mostly white. We want to cultivate both of our customs into our reception. Please feel free to browse & leave a note of advice! Thanks!

A Walk in my Boots.....

The Big Day

We all want our Wedding Day to be Extra Special, that is just a given, but how do we get there? What are the steps to achieving our Dream Wedding & being able to afford it, without debt.
1st We need to think of where we are willing to Splurge our funds & where we would like to scrimp.
2nd How do we pull this off?
3rd What can we do ourselves, our friends & family do (Do NOT include jealous people!) & our fiancee do? Who do we know that may be in a business that could help us? Networking!!!
4th Where do we start?
I've been researching for about 11 months & I have a good grasp on things. I want to Share what I've learned & want more ideas, too. We can help each other!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Countdown.......

Okay...he Proposed (or You did). Where do we start? BUDGET (Horrible 6 letter word). We need to know how much money we have for Our Wedding , where we want to spend it, & what we can do ourselves (or with help from friends & relatives). Then we need to consider our list of what's Most Important to Us. Mine is Photography & Videography. Once the day is gone, the cake is eaten, the dress grown out of (or put away), etc...all there is left is memories. Photos & Videos help us to relive our beautiful day & if you have family/friends who can't attend, photos & videos are a great gift!
   BUDGET Finished.... theme is needed or a color scheme. Location may be a deciding factor when choosing a theme or colors. Others factors are "What do both of you enjoy doing?" "Fave Colors look good together?" "Destination wedding or backyard?" "Does he like fuchsia?" This is both of you & him together. Get his opinion! He may hate fuchsia or not know that fuchsia is a color, not a flower. Maybe he wants a Western wedding or a Gray tuxedo. Please include him! 
  Get Freebies!!! Get Married magazine is giving away a free issue (some stuff inside is pricey...but there are great ideas of things that I know I could make & not pay high prices for). Free Wedding Blogs are available at weddings.com. Google search "free wedding stuff" or "free bride's stuff". Theknot.com has great ideas, too.
  Any ideas you have, please share with us!

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