Aug 29, 2009
Oh the Budget word.. UGH! I have never been a huge fan of that word however I was given one. I had always dreamt of being able to pay for my own wedding however, being a single mother and living paycheck to paycheck did not exactly allow that. So my parents started me with a budget of $10,000.00... Lets see how this is going to work out!
Venue~ which includes the beach ceremony site and puttering park = $1500.00
Dress~ Marissa dress, veil, hair fascinator, and alterations = $2700.00
Shoes~ Liz Claiborne ivory shoes= $50.00
Food~ 4 stations which is to include cake= 65.00/ person. As of 08/25/2009= 65 x 81= $5200.00
Alcohol~ My FI and I wanted to give our guests the ability to drink what they would like. We opted for an open bar. $33.00/ person. 81x 33= $2,673.00
Total so far: $12,123.00
*So at this point we realized the budget wasnt going to cut it.. So we up'd it to $20,000.00~Cross your fingers!!
Bridal Party Rooms- $3500.00
Flowers, linens, setup, and coordinator fees~ $7,000.00
Rentals~ tables, chairs,etc= $2500.00
BM gifts and GM gifts- $1,000.00
Total: $14,700.00+$12,123.00= $26,823.00 Well we came a little over budget.. but having a destination wedding cost us a little more then expected! All is good.. its going to be a beautiful day!
My dear ol' FI and I are huge "beach" people. After we got engaged, we decided that the beach would be the best place to exchage the I DO's. Ill be honest at first, I wasnt so excited about literatly standing on the beach.. I could just imagine being in this really expensive gown and getting it dirty from the sand! However, I have gone with his wish and we will be getting married barefoot on the beach.. And here "Watersound"
** if you or anyone else is interested in learning more about the area.. please feel free to check out www.watersoundvacationrentals.com**
Alex and I are so honored to have our most favorite people in our wedding!!! Here they are :)
Vanessa- my MOH Jessica- my Matron of Honor Paula- My best friend since 12
Ryan aka Stifler Channing Courtney
Thats our Bridal Party!!! We will make great pictures :)
1.) Place Cards- ordered, filled out, and decorated
3.) Rehearsal Dinner List
4.) Intenairys - print and package
5.) Welcome bags- bags, stamps, tissue paper, ribbon, stuff for them... *bottle of water *cookies* beef jerky*intenairys*pamplets from the area* contact number list
6.) Signature Drink
7.) Parasols for Grandmothers and mothers~ and the tags for them
8.) paint brushes for the guests to wipe sand off of their feet after ceremony
9.) Groomsman Gifts
10.) double verify appointment at Salon and times- set up for caterer to be at the Salon.. aka Beach Butler
11.) Luggage and clothes for HM
12.) Shoes for gown
14.) Giftbags for BM, GM, and parents gifts
15.) Return both sets of shoes since neither fit
16.) Card box
17.) Email to follow up with BM and GM about arrival dates/times and alteration checks
18.) Gift to Caleb from us
19.) Picture Frames for parents gifts
20.) Bathroom baskets.. mints, hairspray, mints, chaser pills, kleenex, wet wipes, deodarant, bobby pins, hair ties, etc
21.) Groom Gift
August 29th here we come... ahhh!
After 4 months of contemplating honeymoon spots we finally have decided and it is booked....(drum roll please..!!!)
We are going to the Ritz Carlton San Juan, Hotel and Casino.. in Puerto Rico!!!
We are so super excited, the pictures look amazing and the price for out 6 days and 5 night vacation was unbeatable!!!
Stay tuned for pictures after September 6th!!!