What creative or personal aspects did you use in your wedding?
We had a table with all of our lost grandparents photos on it, and I love all things Halloween so we made sure to incorporate pumpkins! My best friend and Matron of Honor did my hair and makeup.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
One of my best friends made the decorations we used, including mine and my Matron of Honor’s and Bridesmaids’ bouquets! We did the decorating and setting up ourselves.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
We did everything ourselves – decorating, cooking, setting up, and cleaning. It was an extremely intimate day surrounded by the people we are closest to. We kept things small to save money and it paid off!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Don’t stress out over the little things! I know it’s easier said than done, but the day of our wedding I was just so excited to marry Tyler and start the rest of our lives. I didn’t have time to think about things being set up in the wrong place or things going wrong.
What was your biggest splurge?
The biggest splurge of our elopement was our Airbnb! We used the most beautiful cabin for the wedding and reception, and it’s where 10 of the 20 people (including myself and my now husband) stayed the weekend at.
It was definitely worth paying the big bucks for since we didn’t have to worry about anyone drinking and driving down the mountain side!
What was your favorite detail?
My favorite detail was that we included our two dogs in the ceremony. They’re our entire world, so being able to have them there with us was so important!
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
The most memorable part of our wedding day was right after the “ceremony” when we were gathered in the living room and all of our guests were going around toasting us. We laughed and we cried, and it was an amazing way to start celebrating our married life.