Archive for September, 2011

The Long Goodbye

As you can tell, my wedding  journey is over.  Thank you for sharing it with me! If you’d like to follow me as I learn to be a newlywed, you can find me over at Dear Happenstance.

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Budget, budget. Who’s got the budget?

This is just to give you an idea of where our budget ended up going. I’m quite pleased with the total.

venue: $300

linens: $311

ice cream: $55

toppings $55

drinks: $12

cake: $95

serving:

  • large bowls: $25 for 25
  • ice cream cups: $36 for 500
  • spoons: $21 for 100
  • candy dishes: 3 @ $3.98 ea
  • LOVE plates: $38
  • ice cream scoops: 20 @ 1.18 ea (plus shipping)
  • plates and forks for cake: $15
  • napkins: $3

favors: 112 for 72 drinking jars (also used for serving at the wedding)

 lawn games: 264 total

photography: 750

attire and accessories:

  • dress: $300ish
  • new shirt for him: $23
  • lacy undies for me: $5
  • everything else already owned

attendant gifts:

  • pearl necklaces for the ladies: 5 @ 20 ea
  • ties for men: 5 @ 10 ea
  • engraved pocket knives: 5 @ 12 ea

flowers: $75ish

misc:

  •  “i like you” book for ceremony: $7
  • four large vases: $48
  • card cage: already owned
  • cake server set: $10
  • guest book and feather pen: $12
  • make up: already owned (except new perfume, which was $48)
  • marriage license: 99

Grand total: $2,984

Not included is the cost (about $50) for our original invitations. Because we were forced to replan the wedding 40 days out, we only had time to send evites to let the guests know that the venue and city had changed.

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