I had been waiting for the moment when the reality of wedding planning was going to strike me. It struck…hard…last week.
When I started the process of wedding planning a few months ago, everything seemed like rainbows and unicorns and sunshine…it was so fun! I had so much inspiration (and still do), and it seemed like there was an endless list of aspects that I wanted to incorporate into our day.
Then…you get price quotes from vendors. And for me at least, I wanted to just throw up. Mind you, I did realize that the price quotes were going to be extremely high, and most likely much more that I’d be willing to pay for certain things (around $1000 for ceremony flowers?!?!?! Gasp…), but nevertheless, seeing the numbers on a piece of paper or a computer screen really make the reality sink in.
I’ve said it before; I am a bargain shopper. And, I’d like to think that I’m a pretty creative/crafty person. Therefore, in lieu of this new information, I am now on a DIY quest. Of course, there are going to be some aspects of the event that I will have to hire someone to do for me, but here is my hope: I want to DIY certain projects for a portion of the full retail price (I’d like to do it at half price…we’ll see if I can manage that!).
So, now that I’ve made it public, I am going to have to stick to my guns to deliver on my promise. I know I can do it, and I will appreciate any helpful links, tips, etc, that you are able to throw my way as I journey through the planning process. Wish me luck!