Hi and welcome to my blog!
My wedding date is April 12, 2014 & I am getting married at Azul Beach Resort in Rivera Maya Mexico. My wedding theme is peacock with a focus on the colors purple, royal blue and turquoise.
We sent out save the dates January 2013. We figured it would give people plenty of notice if they would like to come. We also did two versions of the STDs to save some $$. We purchased 20 magnet versions (Vistaprint) to send to family, the bridal party, and anyone we thought would def try to make it.
We are trying to keep the cost of the wedding as low as possible. I am currently underemployed and looking for a teaching job. As you know invitations can really run you into a big expense. I do a lot of my shopping on Etsy and fell in love with the boarding pass style invitations. however, they were crazy expensive! I had an idea in mind and drew it out. I found an artist on Etsy who was able to turn the picture into a digital file that I printed at Staples. I purchased envelopes at envelopes.com. I bought Custom peacock stamps from stamps.com & custom address labels from zazzle. I designed our monogram using mircosoft word.
Total cost if I did not do a DIY would have been $350-$400.
DIY cost- $150
Outfitting me and the Bridal Party
I always dreamed of having a princess wedding- with the big poofy gown, tiara, etc. I however, don't think that fits with a beach wedding. Reality vs. expectation also came into play here. I tried on several "princess" gowns...and they just weren't doing it for me. They were pretty (as were all the dresses I tried on) but they weren't the one. The dress I chose was the last one I put on...and almost didn't try. its a style I never saw myself in. I didn't make an on the spot decision. I took pictures and went home to review them. I think I felt a little too on the spot in the store and I was only seeing the dress...not me in it. When I reviewed the pics I just knew when I came to the David Tutera Florrie dress that it was "THE ONE."