I've been doing more wedding planning!
I'm trying to come up with cheap save the date ideas. Last night I came up with the idea of maybe just editing one of our engagement pictures, and then getting them printed off at Costco (9 cents each baby!) and attaching magnets to the back of them. If I print 120 of them that's only about 10 bucks! I'd still have to buy magnets, envelopes and postage, but still not bad!!!
What do you think though? I made this at 1:00AM on picnik haha. Suggestions? Do you like the picture? Fonts? Border? Do I need more info on it? I'm not really up on all this wedding etiquette yet.
I found a local, professional photographer named John Kellar who will be coming to shoot part of my wedding. His normal packages run about $2,000 dollars, but since I'm having a winter wedding and he will only be there to shoot the ceremony and formal pictures afterward, I'm booking him for less than HALF that price. Yippe!! One of my college friends (Hi Mandee!) who is a great photographer is going to be coming to take the getting ready/before the ceremony pictures as well as pictures from the reception. I feel good budget wise about the whole thing, and I'm also still glad to be having a professional come for part of it!
I've decided to DIY all the flowers. Fiancé doesn't really want a boutineer, my family said they don't need any special corsages, and I'm not using flowers as table centerpieces. Thus, I only need bouquets. Another one of my lovely college friends (Hi Erin!!) has worked in a florist before so she is going to make them for me the morning of the wedding! Now I just have to figure out what flowers to use... I've been using my Pinterest to bookmark ideas like these:
My colors are eggplant, hot pink/fusciaish, and silver, and I like the look of using pink flowers against the eggplant bridesmaid dresses. I really know nothing about flowers though so still have to look into what kinds I can get in February. If anyone has any suggestions for pink/dark purple flowers, I would love to hear them!
Lastly, have you seen todays Groop Dealz? Tungsten rings for only $55! That's the exact type of ring fiancé wanted! Time to do some ring shopping tonight!