To All Prospective Brides. . .

To all the beautiful, blushing brides to be . . .


You deserve the wedding of your dreams replete with all the magical details that will make your wedding day your own! In the beginning of all of your wedding journeys, one of the first things you want to do is set your budget. What I have been reading on the boards from many new faces is that it seems overwhelming and out of reach to have things that you want. My advice in this arena is to have what I call your SPLURGE and then have your STEALS.  What I mean by this is if there is something that you absolutely can not live without, whether that be a dream dress or a million flowers, then this is your SPLURGE. If it wouldn't bother you to do some things yourself or do as I do, google your life away until you find something close to want you want, then this would be your STEAL.


For me, I knew right away that I was not going to spend a lot of money on my dress or flowers. I found my beautiful dress at David Bridal for $399 on sale and I got flowers from Kroger the morning of my wedding! (Now that's a steal!) I wanted satin linen for my tables but didn't want to spend the money it cost to rent them, so I went on Ebay and found satin tablecloths for 150 guest for $199 with free shipping!!!!!!  To make my day have what I like to call "Touches of Tressy", I booked a guitarist to play at my ceremony, got a card box made and just had to have these fancy letters done in this specific script as my cake topper. All of these details were my splurges that I just couldn't do without!


There will be bumps along the way, days you will trip and may even fall a time or two during your wedding journey, but remember at the end of the day what matters the most is you marrying your soul mate! I wish each one of you much joy and inspiration! HAPPY PLANNING!!!!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:40 am
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Ahhh, Tressy - such great advice here.  I'm sure this will be of help to all the brides on PW who are still planning their wedding.  You rock.  :)

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:49 am
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Great advice Tressy!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:50 am
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Thanks Mica and Ronda!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:59 am
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Still planning good advice. Could I get some advice and some tips for the small wedding. 50 or less people.
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:09 am
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Great advise!!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:10 am
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Sure Jan! What kind of advice do you need? Fire away my dear!


Thanks rigormort!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:23 am
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Good advice! Unfortunately my "splurges" are outweighing my "steals"
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:35 am
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Nice advice very helpful for me!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:49 am
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great post tressy!! and you did have THE most beautiful card box ever. i know always i say that, but every time i think about it, i just want to order one to have in the house!!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:09 am
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Since it's an intimate setting how should the tables be arranged?
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:17 am
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Great advice for the brides to be, tressy! :)

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:18 am
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Jan...because your having an intimate wedding it would be so easy to set up your tables! Do you have a picture of the venue space?


 

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:20 am
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@Shondra - Lol. As long as you have the day of your dreams!


@Tiffany - You are so welcome and glad you found it helpful!


@Kelly - Thank you! It is a lovely keepsake and great for putting things in!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:00 am
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Jan, I agree with Ronda. How big is the venue space?

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:01 am
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good advice...thanks for sharing!

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:09 am
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My reception space is between 600 and 888 sq. feet.
Posted on October 1, 2012 at 9:52 am
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this is great advice really has made me think i'm going to acess the things i want and put them into the right catergory then go from there:)
Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:25 am
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Great advice Tressy, thanks for sharing.

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:32 am
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Thank you gametight, Kevinsprincess and Nicole! Just thought I would share part of my journey in order to make someone else a little easier if necessary!

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 8:29 am
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Thanks for the advice :)

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