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!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Beach Weddings Guest Lists

     If you are getting married on the Beach, you will need to keep the guest list for the ceremony small to adequately accommodate all of your guests. Beach weddings are usually more intimate. Too many guests may present a problem. Children will need something to pre-occupy their minds (& keep them out of the water). You should consider buying some cheap plastic beach toys for your little guests. Their parents will appreciate this distraction, too.
   Your guest list should include immediate family and close friends. You can invite more people to the reception by sending an invitation. Video tape (& possibly youtube) the wedding ceremony. This way everyone can see your ceremony, especially great for grandparents who may not be able to attend because of health or other reasons.
   Try to get family members involved in your planning if you're doing a DIY wedding. This will help to manage your time and less to worry about on your Big Day! Teens are always looking for a few extra dollars & may be willing to deliver flowers to your site or drive people to the wedding. Some parks charge for parking and if you paid a teenager to drive a few guests, they may be interested. They may also be persuaded to keep an eye on your younger guests, so the parents could enjoy the ceremony. As a mom, I know this would be a great burden lifted. Everyone wants to attend your wedding, so if you exclude someone because they have children, this may hurt their feelings. Looking outside the box may help some. Remember, some day you may be in their shoes....
    There are ways to incorporate children into the day, without costing much more. Children love sand! Let their parents know they should dress their children ready to play in it and you will be a big hit with them!
    Remember to get photos of everyone attending the beach ceremony. Invite the photographer to get close ups of people you are close to, grandparents, and get photos of those children playing. They will warm your heart when you look back, years later.
   If you need more help, email me or check us out on Facebook.