I am planning my own wedding, my wedding date is Aug11, 2012. I have been planning it for a year now which really helped out. I appreciated having all that time for planning, deciding, and being able to take a little break from it in between. I am doing all my won decorations, I shopped for the things I picked out when they went on sale, which is another plus for planning a year out, as the seasons change the sales do to on items. I got some great deals, I bought my flowers from hobby lobby, and found exactly the design idea I wanted for my tableware all through this well known online store.
It can be done, a inexpensive wedding of your dreams. I am proof of that. We have a big beautiful hall for a great price, a former church of mines that is more than enough space for the number of guests, a great d.j. my mother knew, a photographer that is a family member, and a caterer that is well known for statewide events but they are willing to allow us to get our own things to cut cost. Me and my fiancee' are not wealthy and what we would call well off at this time but we do want to celebrate the day with friends and family. Desining your own decor, networking with family and friends to see if anyone knows professional people that provides a service you need, planning a year in advance to catch the great deals, substituting and asking for friends, bridesmaid and family to pitch in to decorate and make appetizers. I'm having a table of foods for the kids along with activities, such as happy meals, and pizza along my making buffet line.