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Vettiebean's Planning Thread - Small, informal, intimate wedding

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HAHAHA!!  That is funny how things work out!  And you did look FABULOUS!!!

Originally Posted by Vettiebean View Post

Thank you!! :) Yeah, I know a lot of brides who get really into it. And I think that's great. It just wasn't for me. Not to say I didn't care (which I'm sure can relate)... I do care about a lot of it but didn't want it to control my life for a year lol I just wanted to show that you can do little planning, fight a hurricane, storms, buy a mix of cheap and nice things for yourself and guests and still have an amazing time without spending tons of cash and stressing out.

 

I tried to lose weight and the stress of wanting to look good and lose weight actually made me gain weight! hahaha I took it as a sign and just stopped stressing. Did whatever I want, ate whatever I want, and ended up looking better than before!
 



 



 

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@ Jamie - Thank you!! :) You're too sweet.

 

More stuff I forgot to mention...

 

Shoes - two sets of Badgley Mischka 1. pink closed toe mesh, tulle shoes delicate little things - be careful with super delicate shoes. 2. White randall pumps - very nice! (Pic on Sascha's blog)

 

Loved both shoes and actually got them for a steal at half price! Do your website searches and sale websites. Gilt, ideeli, Hautelook, etc.

 

Flip flops - I bought a couple different pairs, but ended up wearing an ivory set of flip flops from jcrew with ruffles in the front. Got these for $18 from the jcrew outlet.

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Hair flower: purchased from H&M for about $5 - they have rotating styles and colors, so take a look. Doesn't hurt, right?

 

 

 

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All your pictures turned out fabulous, beginning with the engagement photos to the TTD! You look beautiful! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your planning thread! 

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You look amazing in your beautiful bargin dresses...I would have never known! I love your pictures, you and your hubby are a handsome couple! You put together a very nice detailed thread. I looked at your bouquet and thought all those roses must have been expensive! I asked for a pink ring and no diamonds like you...I love your bands - I want that look! Can I asked where he got them, I've been searching for the pink ones - the diamond is easier to find. I also want those JCrew sandals! I'm so glad you posted this thread - your very inspiring.

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Originally Posted by dominiqueamber View Post

 

You look amazing in your beautiful bargin dresses...I would have never known! I love your pictures, you and your hubby are a handsome couple! You put together a very nice detailed thread. I looked at your bouquet and thought all those roses must have been expensive! I asked for a pink ring and no diamonds like you...I love your bands - I want that look! Can I asked where he got them, I've been searching for the pink ones - the diamond is easier to find. I also want those JCrew sandals! I'm so glad you posted this thread - your very inspiring.

Aww you're so so sweet, dominiqueamber! I never would have thought I'd be 'inspiring' hehe, but I'll definitely take it as a wonderful compliment. And thanks, the hubs is a hottie, if I do say so myself. :) I lucked out with him.

 

The dresses blew everyone away at the wedding. No one could believe how cheap they were. The girls (one who recently got married) were dumbfounded and very proud. The guys (one of the guys was like. "uhhh... aren't they usually like... 20x that?") were all impressed with my cheap skills. If you don't already have your dress or would consider a bargain one, let me know. I can probably share some extra insight on that. It's probably not the best method of everyone, but again... budget bride here and too many expenses.

 

The roses were beautiful and actually lasted the rest of our stay in Cancun. We used them the following day for our TTD session and they held up really well. FREEEE! was the best part! haha His matching corsage was also included free of cost.

 

Also free... our wedding cake.

 

Thanks again about the rings and flip flops.

 

Flip flops, go to your outlet stores!! J.crew has very reasonable prices at the outlet stores.

 

Rings -- I actually need to get the hubs to check in with this one. He knows a local and reasonable jeweler here in LA. That's one recommendation for sure. Local and family owned places are usually much more willing to negotiate with you. Don't be afraid to negotiate the price. We all know they're marked up and everyone's hurting in the economy. Both my necklace and rings were all picked out by the hubs.

 

Pictures to follow...

 

Originally Posted by alittlerandr View Post

 

Love it - congrats!

 

Thank you! Being a newlywed is fun! ;)

 

 

Originally Posted by Pucca View Post

 

All your pictures turned out fabulous, beginning with the engagement photos to the TTD! You look beautiful! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your planning thread! 

 

Thanks, Pucca! You are looking quite stunning in that pic, missy. :)

 

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UPDATE!! PRO PICS! Sascha Gluck's DVD of photos just arrived. For photos of hair, make up, bargain dress, etc... keep scrolling down!

 

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Hubby in his grey suit. Macy's sale - $200 + $40 in alterations. Tie was pink, blue, white checkered and from Nordstrom's... forget the brand. Shoes were Prada 50% off on sale at Nordstroms! He's a size 13 shoe, for ladies with husbands who need to find bigger sizes, go to Nordstroms. Very nice selection.

 

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Detailed photo of bust of dress showing beading and design detail. Background is the custom hanger (etsy)

 

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Badgley Mischka dusk pumps - 100 on a discounted site. :)

 

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Wedding Dinner Set up - Note the entirely empty restaurant and pretty set up. We didn't even know the resort would do this for us. It was a very nice surprise to see the beautiful rose petals and sand centerpiece. They sat the hubs and I at the head of the table and the rest of our guests down the sides, leaving my awesome photographer, Sascha at the other head to take photos.

 

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I do loooove that dress... lol

 

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Our very delicious, very tasty, very pretty wedding cake (free). Was so huge and had so much leftover that we asked the entire restaurant staff to please take some.

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