Flowers are one of the highest priced items in your wedding budget. Can you imagine, brides are spending an average of $1,000 – $2,000 on flowers, and that doesn’t even include the reception! We used a local florist, and a few tricks below to stay right around $1,500 for the bridal party and centerpieces for the reception.
With only 80(!) days to go until we say “I Do” and incredibly bare cabinets in my new home, it was time for my one and only bridal shower! Both Andy & I have small families, so I didn’t see a need to blow it out of proportion or separate my showers by friends/family/couples. My two maids-of-honor (and college roommates) Kaitlyn & Erin put the whole thing together, with my mother’s help for food. It was SO much fun – I couldn’t have asked for more!
As part of my early New Years Resolution (maybe if I start now, I can last past Feb. 1!), I’m going to be blogging weekly (fingers crossed). Since my life is in a constant state of crazy, I figured a bi-monthly Wedding Wednesday post seems simple enough, considering I’ll become Mrs. Andy Parks in 184 days and all. Don’t fret, non-wedding warriors – I’ll keep the mushy stuff out and focus on the fun parts!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and one of the things I’m most grateful for is my fabulous bridesmaids! And of course, if you’ve ever spent more than 5 minutes on Pinterest, you know you can’t just ASK these best friends of yours to be a bridesmaid. You have to make a statement (and pray that they don’t get engaged a hot minute later, AHEM…).