Blooms by the Box Contest Entry #2- Melissa W. | The Budget Savvy Bride
The Budget Savvy Bride

There’s one thing that we all have in common since we’re reading Budget Savvy Bride. And that is, we obviously do not have Chelsea’s no-holds-barred, sky’s-the-limit, over-the-top wedding budget. We know we wouldn’t skimp on the pomp and circumstance if our parents had pockets as deep as Hilary’s and Bill’s. Since we don’t, here are some of OUR budget-savvy tips that will help to make YOUR wedding dreams a reality.

  • Budget: My fiancé and I are footing most of the wedding so it was essential to create a budget. This may fluctuate (hopefully down), but this gives you a starting point. Create a spreadsheet of every expense that may incur surrounding the wedding events. Don’t overlook odds and ends such as the cost of an officiant, venue insurance, alcohol license, bridal party gifts and transportation costs. Newlyweds do not want to start out in debt, so we started saving up early.
  • Do the math: Take your set budget limit and divide it by the months until your wedding, and that is how much both of you have to save each month.

$10,000 budget ÷ 16 months until wedding = $625 ÷ 2 = $313 each/month

Put this money in an account with a high interest return, such as a savings account, money market or CD. Remember that every little bit helps and you might have to sacrifice those monthly mani-pedis, but it will all be worth it in the end.

  • Pick one aspect: What is the one thing that takes up a chunk of your budget, but you’re not willing to skimp on? For us, it is photography. We knew what we wanted and it was set in stone. So what won’t you compromise on: florals, décor, food and/or alcohol, venue, invitation suite or entertainment?
  • DIY: Craft stores are my newest hang-out these days, and they have 40-50% off coupons. Don’t be afraid to dig through those clearance bins, and get your creative on!

What I did with fresh hydrangeas: My sweet co-worker (shout out to Tillie) brought me tons of blooms from her bush. I dried them, and then sprayed them with floral spray. The floral spray was $6 a can, but I used a coupon and got them half-off. This allows you to prepare your flowers in advance, and allows you to keep them for over a year! You can also use this method to preserve fresh flowers from your wedding day.

What I did with 50 cent letter hangers: I removed the hangers which were originally on the bottom of letters, refastened them to the top, painted them, added the sprayed hydrangeas from above and used them in my wreaths to hang on the entry doors. $6 for both wreaths

What I did with free wine/liquor bottles: My fiancé is a bartender, so I put him to work on collecting the empty bottles. I soaked the labels off of the bottles, filled them with lamp oil ($6 to fill two bottles 1/2 way) and topped them with a ceramic wick (pack of 20 for $12). This will be added to our centerpiece to create some soft, natural light. (Ours are similar to the photos below, since I don’t have a picture of these.)

What I did to make our monogram: I found a wonderful monogram from weddingchicks.com, that I used, and then modified the colors in a photo program. Voila, a nice theme to use throughout our wedding. This will go on our invitation suite and programs, and I have used them as tags on our mason jars for our vodka lemonade. (Mason jars were bought with coupons, ribbon was from Michaels ribbon sale; 3 spools for $1, white card stock was left over from my sister’s wedding, 2″ scalloped-edge circle punch from Michaels using coupon).

Inclusions: All-inclusive doesn’t always mean budget-conscious. Most all-inclusive venues require that you use their caterers and can’t provide outside food or alcohol. We picked a venue that allowed us to choose our caterer and bring in our own alcohol, saving us a boat-load of cash that we could spend elsewhere.

If we used the caterer’s bar service:

$10 per person (2 drinks ea) x 200 people = $2000 + 20% grat = $2400

Using our own kegs and paying a bartender:

$300 for 3 kegs + $150 to bartender for 3 hours = $450

HELLLLLO!!! That’s $1950 saved on just beer alone. Remember to ask what the policy is and what inclusions are provided with a vendor’s service.

  • Santa, baby: Ask that family members forego the usual birthday and Christmas gifts, and contribute to your honeymoon fund or a gift card to your favorite craft store for all of those DIY projects.
  • Got a talented friend?: “Why yes, friend of groom, we DO need a DJ for our reception.”(shout out to DJ Johnny Ka$h) Why yes, friend of bride, we DO need a day-of coordinator.” (shout out to Allison)
  • Go green: One way to go green is to reuse items from previous brides. There are tons of websites devoted to brides selling their décor and attire, so scout out the classifieds to find items that you need. These are some that I obsessively visit frequent:

(http://classifieds.weddingbee.com/ and http://www.projectwedding.com/classifieds )

Photo courtesy of gogreenpipe.com

Also, craigslist is an amazing resource because listings are by city, which eliminates shipping and reduces your cost in the end. My finds: 34 plastic mint julep cups for $10 and 250′ of café lights for $130 from newlyweds. These items would have cost me at least $345 (not including s/h), so I saved $250 on those items alone.

Know friends or family members that have recently tied the knot? I do! My sister just got married (shout out to Bryson & Samantha) and we are able to reuse a lot of her décor items such as shepard hooks, paper lanterns, silver chargers, and silver pillar candle holders.

Resale items that you won’t need after the wedding. Do I really need 250 feet of café lights on our back deck, 30 paper lanterns, and 20 tablecloths? Uhhmmm, NO. Resale!

  • Everything is negotiable: Get quotes, shop around and provide vendors with comparable quotes to get the best offer possible. Use this while shopping online classifieds also.

Remember to make your wedding fun and something that your guests will remember. Saving money doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on pretty, fancy things. It just means that you have to spend your money wisely, and be a budget savvy bride!

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • Melissa
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Yippppeeeeeee!!! I am over-the-moon excited that you guys chose me as one of the top 5.

    I didn't include our save-the-dates because I wanted it to remain a surprise for our guests! They will look something like this template provided by weddingchicks.com: http://www.weddingchicks.com/wedding-chicks/diy-t…

      • deleatherman
      • September 24th, 2010

      Way to go, girl. Great ideas all around.

    • Megan Harvey
    • September 23rd, 2010

    MISSY! I AM SO IMPRESSED! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE…..I KNOW THIS WEEDING IS GOING TO BE SO BEAUTIFUL AND A GOOD TIME HAD BY ALL! I CANT WAIT! IF YOU NEED ANY HELP WITH ANYTHING AT ALL…JUST LET ME KNOW!

    LOVE YA
    MEGAN

    • Laura
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I love what you did with the hydrangeas. What a unique idea!

    • Ty Leatherman
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I love this entry…lots of great ideas!! I especially like the flowers and wine/liquor bottle candles.

    • Jenny Radford
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great Job Missy!! I love the wine bottle oil lamps! So exciting to see everything coming together! – JR

    • Janet Dow
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great idea-love the blue spray paint flowers

    • Stella Lee
    • September 23rd, 2010

    The beer and wine idea is great-we did it for a friend's wedding and saved a bundle.

    • Allison Bernauer
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas!! You are so savvy!!! I cannot wait to help you with your big day. Thanks for calling me a "talented friend" I am so excited to be a part of the wedding!! I LOVE the wreaths!! Good luck with the contest. Allison

    • C Taker
    • September 23rd, 2010

    If we ever actually find that poor sap that actually thinks he can handle me for a lifetime, you are officially hired as my wedding coordinator!! Awesome stuff here!

    • Dare
    • September 23rd, 2010

    VERY creative! I love the wine bottle idea and the flowers look great!

    • Emily Stanley
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Everything looks great. I really like the wreaths. Good luck with all the wedding planning!

    • Laken Wheatly
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy!! Everything looks so good!! I love the bottles!! Everything will be so beautiful!!!

    • Ceshia Davey
    • September 23rd, 2010

    The Hydrangea idea is marvelous! I'm going to attempt this myself.

    • Jason Davey
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Kat
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas! It is so hard to do it all yourself but so worth it!! ~ Kat

    • Kelly Sokolowski
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I love all your great tips and pictures on your blog. You definitely take budget savvy to the next level. Can't wait to celebrate with you!

    • Samantha
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Awesome, Melissa! I love the hydrangeas!

    • Marilyn Bernauer
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I am very impressed! Great job!

  1. Wow Missy! I'm stoked about how creative your solutions are!! You have great suggestions!!

    • Paige
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Wonderful ideas!

    • Hilary
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Looks great, Missy!!

    • Beth
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Okay…where were you when Daniel and I got married? Seriously : ) You missed your calling…should have been a columnist for a trendy magazine!!!! Come see us.

    • Philip Byrd
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Thanks for saving us money, baby! Now it all makes sense what you're doing with all of that stuff in the guest bedroom:)

    • Janice
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Awesome ideas!!

    • Jane
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great Ideas!

    • Amber
    • September 23rd, 2010

    This is awesome, Missy! I love love love the monograms!

    • Annette Mitchum
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Melissa is so deserving of this. She works hard and is extremely thrifty in all she does. She is smart and creative and wants this special day to the best possible. I think her ideas are exceptional and ones that will make her wedding a day to remember for all.

    • Shannon
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Hollllllllaaaaaaaa. Wedding savings are tha bomb y’all!!!!

    • Cindy
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy….I am so very proud of you! What wonderful ideas you have…Great vision of your perfect day!

    • Erica
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Wow…you’ve got it right perfect!

    • Leigh
    • September 23rd, 2010

    This is my favorite! Can’t wait to celebrate!

    • Harrison Tisinger
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Looking good! What creative ideas!

    • Katie
    • September 23rd, 2010

    woohooo good job Melissa! hope you win!

    • Jackie
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Way to go! Good Luck!!

    • Laura
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas! you have my vote!

    • Shayna
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy, you are so creative! I love all of your ideas. Especially saving all that $ on alcohol! Good luck, I hope you win, you deserve it!

    • leah
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas and wonderful write-up! Good luck!

    • Katie Girl
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy! You are so creative! I love your ideas. You will have a beautiful wedding, just what you deserve!!

    • Sabrina Varnam
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Love it. You are so savy!!!!! I have an attic full of hydrangeas from mom's garden waiting for ya.

    • Sabrina Varnam
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I love the colors and the creative ideas you have. Especially the budget on how to save up.

    • James Soko
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas – you are SO deserving Aunt Missy!

    • Virginia
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy, you are so creative, I think you need to consider doing this professionally.

    • Wheatly
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy, all this information will be so helpful with Molly's wedding. No, she isnt dating anyone but I am trying to set her up with a friend of mine and I am pretty sure they are going to be DYNAMITE together. Plan on planning her wedding for the summer 2012.

  2. HHHAAAAHHHH-LLLEEEERRRR!! Girl – This is awesome!!! :) I hope you win. :) You deserve it, girl!!! :)

    • Joella
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas! I'm sure you'll have wonderful memories of your wedding (and wedding planning) since you put so much of yourself into all the details. Congratulations!

    • rodney s.
    • September 23rd, 2010

    go girl! :) saving $ makes me happy. :)

    • Dana G
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Awesome money saving ideas, Melissa!!!

    • Cathy
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Love all the ideas and look forward to seeing it put together. How do you have time to do this AND coupons?! Love to you both
    AC and Cathy

    • Deena
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy, I don't think I'll ever be a wedding planner, but if I do, I know whose help to enlist!! Great job – wonderful ideas!!!

    • Teresa
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Congrats Missy, your ideas are so great !!! Can you toss some hints over to Shayna and Shannon

    • talaws
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Creative – I'm impressed!!!

  3. I absolutely adore your practical attitude toward this! You're still excited for your wedding, but also keep in mind that's it's one day, rather than the rest of your life. I'm not yet engaged, but my boyfriend and I are talking about within the next year or so and this definitely appeals to both of us.
    You definitely deserve to win!

    • bobby
    • September 23rd, 2010

    missy, everything you have done is super fab.

    • Pegi
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Hi Missy! Love this site and what you are doing for the wedding. Love everything and the lamps what a great idea. Good luck. Pegi

    • Erica
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I'm so happy for you Missy!! Congrats!!

    • Courtney Coddington
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy Thanks so much for turning me on to this website and all the loads of savvy wedding solutions! Like many have mentioned before, the flower preservation is an awesome idea! My mom is going to have her wedding at her own farm (shout out to Bill, a wonderful guy!) and we have been planning an entire section in a back field for planting fresh day and tiger lilies to cut for the event (can you say save a bundle of $$!)–and now I can see us planting other kinds too, and saving them like you are doing! Good luck with the event! PS…I hear the Sullivan Lab smokes a lot of extra Stripe Bass (delish!) wink wink.

    • Cathy McDonald
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Melissa, great practical ideas! You should be writing for a bridal magazine already with such time and money saving tips for the bride-to-be. Hope you win! My best to you and Philip.

    • Tina Guthrie
    • September 23rd, 2010

    WoW Missy!! You are doing a fabulous job!! I love the bottles, so creative!!

    • Kabel
    • September 23rd, 2010

    way to add pictures to really catch the eye!!!

    • Erin Rose
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Wow! Missy I am impressed! I know that your wedding will be beautiful and good time will be had by all! You so deserve to win! You've got my vote!

    • Stephanie McInnis
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Look at how savvy you are! Congratulations to both of you!

    • Stacy
    • September 23rd, 2010

    You are awesome! Can't wait to see everything come together on the big day!

    • Joyce
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy, you have certainly done a lot of work to make your day so special. Everything looks great! Can't wait to celebrate with you!

    • Anita Hardesty
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Great ideas, Missy. Anita Hardesty

    • Laura
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Good luck with everything! You have great ideas!

    • Jodie
    • September 23rd, 2010

    I love your blog Missy. You are a very talented writer – I think you should write an article for the N&O. Maybe 4 kegs???

    • Joanna
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Good Luck!

    • Julie Young
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Your wedding is going to be beautiful!!!

    • Amanda
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Missy this wedding will be fab!! plus you have a friend and family in the hair business!!

    • Mike P
    • September 23rd, 2010

    MIssy great tips!!

    • bobby mcdsilverstein
    • September 23rd, 2010

    If only they allowed gay marriagee ga

    • Lori Claffey
    • September 23rd, 2010

    Love all your ideas, you are very creative!! You are definitely going to win!

    • Samantha C
    • September 23rd, 2010

    This is great Sis. You should be a budget wedding planner. I can't wait to see it all together.

    • Mitch
    • September 24th, 2010

    Looks good sis.

    • Matthew Moore
    • September 24th, 2010

    Much love to you! So excited for your future happiness!!! Break a leg in the competition, or as we say in the operatic world "toi! toi! toi!"

    • Kurt
    • September 24th, 2010

    I am really excited about that vodka lemonade. Bottom's up! Great job Missy!

    • ashlee d
    • September 24th, 2010

    missy, i am so amazed at your budget savviness!! you are amazing and this will be one beautiful wedding!! can't wait love ya :)

    • Montez
    • September 24th, 2010

    I am sure your wedding will be beautiful!!

    • Horse Teeth
    • September 24th, 2010

    Wow, wish I was getting married.

    • Susan Hancock
    • September 24th, 2010

    Missy- you have such great ideas! Enjoyed reading all of your post. Take care!

    • Dad
    • September 24th, 2010

    Glad somebody's saving us some money

    • Nick
    • September 24th, 2010

    Wow Missy, you are doing a fantastic job! Hope you have the best wedding ever!

    P.S. Dont forget my invite!

    • Sabra
    • September 24th, 2010

    Where were you when I was planning my wedding?!?! Great ideas!!!! Your wedding will be as beautiful as the bride!

    • Dione Willis
    • September 24th, 2010

    Beautiful job! Every idea you have is wonderful! Congratulations!

    • Cind Mintz
    • September 24th, 2010

    Good luck Missy. Love the hydrangeas idea! I'm sure everthing will be beautiful!!!

    • Mandy Siggler
    • September 24th, 2010

    Absolutely love the wine bottle idea. Not only is it a great idea for your wedding, but I believe some of those would look great on the tables out on my deck :) So, I'm stealing your idea! Good luck Missy, both with the contest and the wedding.

    • Matt
    • September 24th, 2010

    If you need help emptying wine bottles, let me know. ;)

    • Tess
    • September 24th, 2010

    I love love love the wine bottle idea!!! Where were you when I was planning my wedding?!?!?!?

    • deleatherman
    • September 24th, 2010

    Congratulations, girl! Looks great. You get my vote too.

    • Marsha M Block
    • September 24th, 2010

    I'm so impressed Missy! You are so creative. Your wedding will be beautiful :)

    • Dawn
    • September 24th, 2010

    Great ideas, Missy!! LOVE the wine bottle thing – GREAT idea!!!

    • Anna
    • September 24th, 2010

    Only a woman from Davis could work so hard and make it look so good. Best wishes.

    • Courtney
    • September 24th, 2010

    Great job Missy!! I hope you win!! These are definitely some awesome ideas!! Good luck with the wedding girly!!

    • Vicki
    • September 24th, 2010

    I LOVE all the GREAT ideas, Sis!!!! It is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    • kabel r
    • September 24th, 2010

    great ideas….very impressive work!

    • Patricia W Chatman
    • September 24th, 2010

    You go my sista . I think your ideas are wonderful! Im so excited for the wedding and im so happy for the both of you! love you pat

    • Ashley
    • September 24th, 2010

    You are so spot on and motivting me to negotiate more strongly with my various vendors! I adore your wreath idea & hydrangeas are also my flower of choice! Southern hearts beat the same! I've already made a wreath for my front door–why not my wedding church doors too? Thanks for all your inspriration! This entry def deserves to win! Very helpful ideas!

    • Heather
    • September 24th, 2010

    Love it!! U are the budget queen!!!!!!! Love the flowers and wine bottle too!!!!!!!

    • Shawna
    • September 24th, 2010

    Missy, You have done a Great job!! Everything is goin to be Fabulous!!:) You have always been budget savy & creative!! Maybe one day i can use some of these tips:) You Deserve to win for SURE!!!:):)

    • Caren Guthrie
    • September 24th, 2010

    Looks like you have really been planning and saving and being creative! My vote is for you!:) Good luck and best wishes to both of you!

    • KWu
    • September 24th, 2010

    Definitely this post, of the 5.

    • Kelly Gann
    • September 25th, 2010

    Wonderful ideas for HUGE savings! I think the logo is very classic and will be a great piece to tie everything together!

    Good luck – you certainly deserve to win!

    • Rhonda Owen
    • September 25th, 2010

    Melissa, What AWESOME ideas you have for your wedding…..I'm going to use some of them for Christmas Gifts…I know you'll have a beautiful wedding….I'm a friend of Cathy W…..rhonda owen

    • LAOKV
    • September 25th, 2010

    :) where did you get these ideas! :) i love them!
    next time kyle and i get married, we're gonna get you to help us with the decorations! :)
    until then, i'm super excited for you! :)

    • Taylor
    • September 25th, 2010

    This is awesome! Thanks for such great suggestions!

    • krobbins
    • September 25th, 2010

    Melissa ~ you definitely deserve to win this!

    • Cathy Williams
    • September 27th, 2010

    I don't know where you find time to get all this done and clip coupons too. This is amazing and not surprising. You know we wish you guys all the best

    • Ann Winters
    • September 27th, 2010

    Great ideas, may try them for my next party. I LOvE PHILIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Johnny
    • September 27th, 2010

    This wedding is gonna be a smash, go Mama!

    • Alison Gonsoulin
    • September 27th, 2010

    Hope you win! Love ya!

    • TA Laws
    • September 27th, 2010

    Beautiful – very creative!

    • Amanda
    • September 28th, 2010

    Awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ann
    • September 28th, 2010

    Everything looks like it is going to be FABULOUS!

    • Karen
    • September 28th, 2010

    Hi Missy! Congrats on being selected as one of the top 5! Also, I love your budget savvy tips. Where were you when I got married almost ten years ago?? Congrats again being top 5 and on your upcoming wedding. May you and your husband-to-be, be blessed from now to your big day and on…!!

    • ANNE
    • September 28th, 2010

    you are an awesome person. I have known you for a long time and you deserve the best wedding ever. GOOD LUCK AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU BOTH

    • Renee Willis
    • September 28th, 2010

    Missy, I hope you win! With all those great ideas, you should!

    • Karen Tosto
    • September 28th, 2010

    Looks really great!!!

    • Tracey Brinson
    • September 28th, 2010

    Awesome ideas Missy!

    • Allison Church
    • September 28th, 2010

    great ideas!!!

    • christy flint
    • September 28th, 2010

    Beautiful flowers

    • Marnie Willis
    • September 28th, 2010

    Fantastic ideas Missy…. Very creative. You deserve to win!

    • Christina
    • September 28th, 2010

    I hope you get it. Better late than never.

    • Lisa Pittman
    • September 28th, 2010

    Missy, You never cease to amaze me!!!

    • Paula
    • September 28th, 2010

    You are the smartest person I know in the whole world. Your my hero.. really I like yours the best cause it was easy to follow and had pretty pictures.

    • DRS
    • September 28th, 2010

    Very crafty! I love your ideas!

    • Beth Briley
    • September 28th, 2010

    Great job Missy! Best of luck to you!

    • Bryson
    • September 28th, 2010

    Can’t wait to see it all together. It’s gonna be a blast.

    • Jess
    • September 28th, 2010

    vote!

    • Fletcher Emery
    • September 29th, 2010

    Great Job Melissa

    • Jenny Willis
    • September 29th, 2010

    Great ideas Missy. It's going to be beautiful! Can't wait!

    • Jacqui
    • September 29th, 2010

    You are so crafty!

    • LaDonna
    • September 29th, 2010

    What cute ideas!! I love the letter hanger idea!

    • Jessica vann
    • September 29th, 2010

    Very clever, Missy. Congrats on the wedding!!

    • Siya
    • September 29th, 2010

    Missy, you are a rock star budget savvy bride!

    • Becky G.
    • September 29th, 2010

    Move over Martha Stewart there is a new kid in town. Great Job Melissa !!!
    Best Wishes

    • Ms. Jackie
    • September 29th, 2010

    didn't know anything about it until now, but here it is!

    • jenny byrd
    • September 29th, 2010

    i love it!!!cant wait to see my dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    • Aly Dart
    • September 29th, 2010

    Love it, Missy!

    • misty rodgers
    • September 29th, 2010

    way to go aunt missy!!! love jaxson

    • Jenn Soto
    • September 29th, 2010

    :) yay!!

    • heather_fulcher
    • September 29th, 2010

    Melissa, I thought all of your ideas were very creative and budget friendly. With a little time and effort,your wedding will have the perfect personal touches that people pay a ton of money for!!

    • Liz D.
    • September 29th, 2010

    You can get colored lamp oils too, if you have a hard time finding blue wine bottles.

    • Emily Nelson
    • September 29th, 2010

    This is wonderful, Missy!

    • Cindy Brown
    • September 29th, 2010

    Great ideas Missy! I know you are going to have a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

    • Adam
    • September 30th, 2010

    Looks good girl, it’s going to be a beautiful wedding.

    • Susan in Jax, FL
    • September 30th, 2010

    Hey Missy! Really like the idea of having a friend DJ. Makes it more memorable for all your friends and family at the wedding. (:

    • Lynne Byrd
    • September 30th, 2010

    Melissa! This is just awesome. You are so creative. When its Megan's & Jennifer's turn, I will definitely be calling for some ideas. I know this wedding will be absolutely beautiful and I can hardly wait for it to get here! We Love you guys!

    • Jenny
    • September 30th, 2010

    Wow Missy! You’re amazing!!!

    • Angie Nguyen
    • September 30th, 2010

    Lookin' good!

    • susan guiendon
    • September 30th, 2010

    OMG! I love your ideas! Can't wait to see them all together at the wedding. It's going to be fabulous!!!!

    • Lacey
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great ideas Missy!!!!! Everything is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    • Amy
    • September 30th, 2010

    Lookin good Missy!!! Love all the GREAT ideas!!! Congratulations!!!

    • margarette
    • September 30th, 2010

    awesome ideas!!! :) leah margarette really thinks you deserve to win!!! :) good luck, girl – and happy wedding planning!

    • Allison
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great Ideas!! Hope you win!

    • Korey
    • September 30th, 2010

    Hope you win the contest. Allison said I had to go on here and comment. Sorry I haven't been able to get ordained so I could marry you guys…haha

    • Aubrey
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great Ideas, Missy!

    • Laura
    • September 30th, 2010

    Missy! This is awesome!! I will definitely take all of your advice when it's my turn :) Good luck!!

    • Alfie
    • September 30th, 2010

    Those are some really good ideas.

    • Abby
    • September 30th, 2010

    Love it Missy! This has helped so much with planning I’m doing for a friend of mine!

    • Jen B.
    • September 30th, 2010

    Hey Marissa! Ret's talk about frowers. :P
    I am getting my planting ideas together for next year.
    I may put some more yellows in the garden for you.

    • Dawna Wetzel
    • September 30th, 2010

    Lady, You ROCK!!! I'm very impressed with your attention to detail! Wishing you ALL the best! Congratulations!

    • Jennifer
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great ideas! Especially like the wine bottle idea!

    • Jaime
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great ideas!

    • Crystal Emery
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great stuff girl. Did not know you were so crafty!! Good luck! I hope you win!

    • Amber Barnes
    • September 30th, 2010

    Wow! Very impressive!

    • Nikki Webb
    • September 30th, 2010

    Great ideas Missy!!! I needed you last year :) Your wedding is going to be fabulous…you’re so creative!!

    • Diana
    • September 30th, 2010

    Missy you are so creative! I love it!

    • Megan Byrd
    • October 1st, 2010

    I love everything!! I cant wait :)

    • Chuck
    • October 1st, 2010

    Fantastic ways to save money and still have a great wedding. Looking forward to the wedding.

    • Cindyl20
    • October 7th, 2010

    You go girl!!! Very proud of you. Have lots of stuff you can borrow from Kari and Blair's wedding if you need to. Call if you need anything. You definitely have my vote.

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