Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

In Need of Wedding Photos


Do you want one of your wedding photos to be featured in a wedding book about how to plan a meaningful and memorable wedding without losing your savings or sanity? If you have high-resolution, royalty-free photos to share, please e-mail me. Thank you!



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m said...

On a side note, I'm in the throes of planning a wedding for July 2013.

I'm so grateful that I discovered your site. It has truly been a godsend. I've been sweating about the small stuff since I got engaged this past May.

In retrospect, I wish I had put my foot down on a couple of things earlier. I didn't want an engagement ring.

Yes, it was thoughtful and endearing yet I didn't see how it would play a role in the grand scheme of things when we finally decide to go join the Peace Corp a few years from now. I couldn't imagine myself wearing a diamond ring and living in a mud hut in Africa.

But my angel-of-a fiance is older than me - more conservative and traditional. He truly believed in this tradition and it hurt his feelings that I would even consider not having a ring. I even suggested just a CZ and that didn't fly very well too. Lol!

I also wanted a non-traditional and simple white infinity dress but he was envisioning a princess-type of gown. Arghhh...

I know his heart is in the right place in that he wants to give me a beautiful wedding. So I've made these little compromises.

What I didn't compromise on is that I told him that we couldn't spend any more than $5,000 for the wedding (He originally wanted a $10,000 budget. I nearly fainted.).

So instead of a gown, I will be wearing a simple but pretty bridesmaid dress. I'm slowly indoctrinating him in the non-traditional route.

Some days, it seems like there is this taste of chili in both of our lips. Too much heat about the little details. But most days, it's still a lot of the sweetness of honey.

I will start blogging about my $5,000 journey just to keep my sanity. Again, many thanks for your ideas and advice.

July 17, 2012 3:43 PM

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