As a millennial, we all naturally have a "do it yourself" attitude. I am proud to say that I planned my whole wedding without a wedding planner! Planning my wedding actually turned me into a "planner". I started Pinterest planning months before the engagement. C'mon I know I'm not the only one who had a "secret" Pinterest board before being engaged, right?
Though I wasn't sure of exactly what I wanted, I knew 3 things I didn't want:
- I didn't want to be a stressed-out Bridezilla
- I didn't want to be in debt after the wedding
- I didn't want a traditional wedding
I don't know about you, but I loved watching "Say Yes to the Dress", "Bridezillas", and "Four Weddings". Watching these shows gave me insight on how expensive a wedding could be, how unexpected things could pop up, how crazy family and friends could act and make it about them, how annoying it could be to try to find the exact color yellow and gray for all my decorations to perfectly match, and how time consuming it could be to find the perfect dress that would meet the approval of my wedding party (for them and for me). With the 3 things I didn't want in mind, Pinterest became my best friend and I created a board for every category: Planning, Invitations, How to Budget, Decor, Bridal Shower, Bachelorette, you name it.
As I planned, I made decisions based on what I wanted and what I felt would be absolute necessary for Travis and me. I mean let us not forget, it's just ONE day! Yes a very special day, BUT! Often times I think people get caught up in what they want other people to say about their wedding. Also, weddings in general are so hyped up when really it's the marriage that matters. People end up spending way over what they can afford and the marriage sometimes ends before it even begins. The main thing Travis and I agreed on the whole time was that the wedding would be paid for, before our wedding day.
Travis and I spent under $10,000 for our wedding (not including rings).
Check Out future posts to find out how I spent under $10,000 on my wedding.
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