Did you do any DIY Projects or create any handmade items for your wedding?
The arch that was at the ceremony my husband made that all by himself I am pretty proud of the way it turned out, it was way cheaper to make it.
Since I am one myself, my husband and I didn’t pay for a planner. I did all the planning and he set up the day of the wedding so I could be able to relax.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Our wedding was an intimate micro wedding. We didn’t have a reception, all we had was our closest family and friends.
I think my wedding dress was our biggest expense, but it was so worth it. Having our family and close friends was the best decision we ever made. It was great to have an intimate setting and be able to experience the day with everyone on an intimate level.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Having a letter exchange and being able to read each other’s before walking down the aisle, made the day 10x better. You may have nerves and butterflies, but seeing your best friend at the end of the aisle makes it all worth it.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Finding a venue that was beautiful but cheap, and making our own invitations and arch. This helps you save money for that honeymoon or new house for you and your honey.
What was your biggest splurge?
My biggest splurge was my gown. It is a luxury Elizabeth Lee gown, and I knew when I put it on that it was my dress.
What were your favorite details?
My favorite detail would have to be seeing my best friend at the end of the aisle. Being able to see him was the best thing.
Quick story; my husband and I have modeled for a lot of styled shoots. We have also been featured in Southern Bridal so all of our friends and family would see us model wedding attire and ask how many times we’ve walked down the aisle! They also ask if it was going to be special to walk down the aisle on our real wedding day since we modeled so much, and I can honestly say it was so special! It felt so real to walk down the aisle and it hit me and him both this isn’t a styled shoot, it is our wedding day!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
I would say elope or have a small wedding and then have a big reception later. Now, yes its nice to have a big wedding if you are into that. But I enjoyed my wedding way more making it intimate and beautiful and having a unique location. Also, getting bomb photography is important because these are your memories.