Can we talk about wedding cake?
Who doesn't LOVE wedding cake!? I sure do and LOVE it, when a couple sends me home with a slice of wedding cake and always sit down and eat it while editing it.
I've tried so much cake over the years, I can tell you it doesn't matter the flavor. Vanilla, chocolate, white chocolate, raspberry, peanut butter, it's all delicious.
When deciding on your wedding cake, there is a couple of things to consider. Do you have someone to cut the cake properly? If your venue can do it, this is the best option. They take the cake into the back and slice it up and serve it on plates for you. I've even seen a wedding venue that wrapped the cake slices up for guests to take home! If your venue can wrap the slices up, this is your best option. More guests took cake home with them, than any other wedding I've ever been to.
If you don't have someone to cut the cake, I would definitely recommend doing cupcakes and having a small cake to cut! This way no one has to deal with it and they're ready to go!
You don't like cake? Ummm...what about pie? Donuts? Cookies? Cheesecake?
One of my favorite accessories a bride has on her wedding day, has always been bouquets. They say so much about the bride, her tastes and the big day. Bouquets don't have to be flowers, but could be anything that their heart desires. I've seen real flowers, fake flowers, wood flowers, button bouquets, lanterns, gold hoops, and many many more!
Most of us have thought about our big day at least once. Some of us dream of big elegant banquets, while other's dreamed up the laid back route. Whatever big day you've dreamed of, you're not wrong, so reach for your dreams, but remember what is most important...You're marrying the love of your life!
For those of us, that dreamed of the laid back dream day, there are many options, from full wedding days on a budget to private elopements. But, no matter what option you choose, getting married doesn't have to be expensive. You can plan an amazing day, for WAY less than you think!
I've gone through and gathered some of the things I believe make for an awesome elopement! Depending on your area and tastes, prices can vary, but I have listed some of the prices I was able to find in my area.
For some people, the dress is a waste of money, but I think if it makes you happy, it's important! This can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you want it to be, but set a budget and stick to it. Please, do not going into buying a dress, thinking you'll sell it afterward and make a lot of your money back. Over the years maybe 10% of my brides, who wanted to sell their dresses actually ended up selling them for anywhere near what they wanted. While the rest didn't end up selling them, donated them or sold them for around $100.
Over the last few years, I have been picking up dresses for stylized shoots, that I love to do as a creative outlet! All of the dresses I've picked up have been $100 or less and most of them were under $50! You can find a dress anywhere or make one yourself, if you are crafty! And, don't get in the mind set it has to be a “wedding dress”. Any dress is a wedding dress, if you wear it to your wedding!
Okay, so it doesn't have to be a suit. He could wear whatever worked for your vision of the big day! Khakis shorts and a white button up with the sleeves rolled up? Those black dress pants in the back of the closet and the white dress shirt he picked up at the thrift store, that he wears to every formal event you go to? An inexpensive suit he picked up from a department store, when he was best man in a friends wedding? Heck ya! All of the above are great options. What is important is that he's dressed right!? I mean, unless you're planning a wedding at a nudist colony.
No matter what the two of you pick, here are my tips. Make sure it fits! Too often, I see guys in these generic dress pants that don't fit properly in the length or don't stay above their butt crack and they have to keep hiking them up. Second, don't buy a tie from a department store! Oh my gosh! Kane and I had to pick up a red tie for our valentine's day photo shoot, we did with another area photographer, and let me tell you! I had no idea ties could be that expensive from somewhere as everyday as Kohl's. (No shade to Kohl's, but WOW!) The only red tie we could find was $55 and that was not going to happen! We found an awesome tie at a local thrift store, that looked brand new, for $3!
This is a touchy subject, because I do not want to step on anyone's toes, in the floral industry, but I have to be honest with you. Floral can be very expensive. There are so many factors that go into wedding floral or any kind of floral arrangements, that can change the price.
So the question is, Real or Fake? Live or faux? That is the question, you have to ask yourself. And, only you can decide which is best for your vision. Both can have budget friendly options.
I reached out to a florist, I know, based out of Michigan, who provided us some tips, to keep your floral costs low, when selecting a florist, for your big day! First, pick in season and even better, in season and locally grown floral! Second, avoid costly stems, by using look a-likes. An example of this, could be peonies for roses. Third, go simple. By picking one or two types of stems, your florist can buy in bulk and keep the cost down! Fourth, repurposed your flowers, by picking a bouquet that can double as a centerpiece, if you're having a small reception afterward! Fifth, ask if you can bring in a few stems from your own garden, to help keep the cost down! Some florist allow couples to bring some of their own flowers, to be included in their bouquet. It doesn't hurt to ask!
She also suggested a sort of cheat sheet, for floral prices, which of course can vary depending on your season and location, but it might help!
Least expensive: daisies, chrysanthemum, baby's breath and dahlias
Middle ground: tulips, roses, calla lilies, hydrangea, and anemones
Most expensive: orchids, peonies, lily of the valley
Okay, so maybe real floral isn't in your budget. Completely okay! You can do one of two things, scrap it all together or find an alternative.
For alternatives, you can purchase pre-made fake flower bouquets from somewhere like Michael's or Joann's. At the time of writing this article, Michael's had their cheapest bouquet for $7.99, which was a cute little white rose and hydrangea bouquet, and their most expensive one for $64.99, which was a succulent bouquet. Plus they had a 20% off coupon going!
Another alternative would be to pick up some flowers from your local grocery store and wrap some white ribbon around the stems, to make your own bouquet! My local Kroger had single Hydrangeas for as low as $2 and big fancy bouquets with 25-30 steps for $30. Just keep in mind, you've got to get a little crafty to make it look like a wedding bouquet!
If flowers aren't your thing, you can always try one of these options: A lantern, button bouquet, broach bouquet, a parasol, a feather bouquet, or even balloons! No matter what you pick, let's be honest, it's more for something to do with your hands in pictures, so don't feel pressured to pick one, if you want to leave it out all together.
Officiant and Marriage License
Unlike flowers, a marriage license is not optional, unless you don't care if your marriage is legal in the eyes of the government. But if you do, you've got to have one. I sadly, don't have any budget friendly tips for this, but they're usually pretty inexpensive, to start with. Our local court house only charges $25 for them.
The officiant is another of those things that can be as inexpensive or as expensive as you choose. I've been told by some brides, they paid $1,000 for their officiant, while my husband and I only paid $150. An even less expensive option could be having someone you know, who is ordained marry you! They may charge you less than someone who doesn't know you. A friend of mine, had her brother marry them and he charged them nothing, but the cost of him getting ordained online!
This is another tricky one, because traditional weddings can absolutely break the bank. Their prices are justified, as they have expenses and overhead to cover, on top of the astronomical insurance prices they have to pay, but sometimes, it's not in the budget. I get it, really I do, because we had to settle for a less than ideal location for our reception, because we refused to pay thousands for our venue.
I gathered a few inexpensive or free wedding venues that pay help you plan a dream day on a budget!
Parks! Some parks have inexpensive fees for rentals or could even be free! When Kane and I got married, we picked a park just down the street from our house and they charged us nothing, because we didn't want to decorate and planned to have less than 20 people, including ourselves!
Restaurants and Breweries! Some restaurants, bars and breweries have back rooms that they rent out for free, as long as you purchase a certain number of dinner! I've even been to a brewery that allows photos onsite for free, so it wouldn't hurt to ask if you could have a quick small ceremony there in the early afternoon, before they get busy!
Your Home Or a Family Member's Home! Sometimes the best places are right in our own back yards! Literally! If you love your yard, why not have your wedding ceremony there!? You can't get better than free!
The Court House! Okay, I know what you're thinking! I really do, but not ALL court houses are ugly! Do a little digging locally and I bet you can find a hidden gem! Most court houses will allow a few people in with you and even your photographer!
Airbnb! There are some amazing finds on airbnb that allow events! And if it is small enough, it wouldn't hurt to ask the host if it would be okay to have your 5 person ceremony in the back yard! But seriously, definitely ask! I would hate for you to get in trouble, for not asking.
This will be a VERY unpopular opinion, with my fellow photographers, but photography is not required for your wedding day. I strongly believe it is VERY important, so if you can find it in your budget, I definitely think you should hire a professional. As much as we love Aunt Linda, she's not a professional photographer and isn't going to know how to make the best of a bad wedding day situation.
There are professional photographers to fit everyone's budget and style preferences! So please, even if you are on a budget, at least do a little digging, before scratching it off the list, thinking it won't fit your budget! At the time of writing this article, our elopement packages start at $300, but for the most up to date pricing, please contact us.
Okay, wow! I went on WAY too long. But, I hope you found that helpful and now believe you can have an awesome elopement or wedding on a budget!
I did a little price configuring and this is what I came up with for the cheapest of the cheap budget elopements and a standard budget elopement, with everything listed above.
Drum roll, please!
This is how it breaks down: a used dress from a thrift store $20, his outfit using the button up shirt and dress pants he already has and a thrift store tie $5, marriage license $25, officiant free by using a family or friend who is licensed, venue free by using a local park or courthouse, bouquet and boutonniere by DIYing with grocery store flowers $25, and T.Lynn photography's smallest elopement package that includes ceremony coverage and bride and groom portraits up to one hour starting at $300! That's less than $400 for your cheapest of the cheap budget elopements!
This is how it breaks down: A new dress from a store like Lulu's or Amazon for $100, a pair of nice khakis he already owns and a new white button up shirt $25, marriage license $25, officiant $150 by by hiring a professional officiant, renting an airbnb for $100 a night, purchasing bouquet and boutonniere from a local florist for $100, and T.Lynn photography's small elopement package that include ceremony coverage and a couple of local photography locations starting at $500! That's $1,000 for a standard elopements!
As a disclaimer, I can not guarantee any of these prices. Any quoted price was what I could find online at the time of writing this article or what I have been able to purchase myself. Prices can and will vary for your area, so be sure to do a little digging, to see what you can do with a budget elopement! Prices listed in this article for T.Lynn Photography's services are current prices, at the time of writing this article, but are subject to change at any time.
If you'd like more information on our wedding or elopement packages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form here on our website!
Photographs used in the article are owned by T.Lynn Photography.
Floral was provided by @Leash.Gonzalez on Instagram
Officiant services provided by Kane Anderson, who is also our second photographer! (Check with us, if you'd like him to officiate your elopement, to make things easier!)
This couple is a real couple, but did not actually elope, for this stylized shoot.
As a bride, I didn't consider where I was getting ready to be super important. But, it really is. If the location where you're getting ready isn't beautiful, it may distract from your images and may be a reason you hate a really great shot of you and your grandma. Or a reason you don't hang a picture of your daughter putting up lipstick in the corner of the room.
So I've gathered some awesome tips for successful getting ready portraits.
1. Lighting, Lighting, Lighting.
For photographers, lighting is key. If we don't have great lighting, your images are going to look horrendous. An no one wants that.
Pick a getting ready location with lots of beautiful, preferably natural light.
One of my brides choose to get ready at a friends house. The living room was dark and the sun didn't shine through the windows, everything would have had to be lit with artificial light, which isn't ideal. But just ten steps away, in the kitchen, the patio doors let in the most beautiful natural light. Yes there were things we couldn't avoid like the refrigerator and stove, but the lighting made up for having those less than ideal appliances in the background.
2. Space. Space is SOO important and often over looked. One hotel room for 6 bridesmaids, the bride, her mother, the grandma who can't wait to see her little girl, plus your vendors, is not going to work. I promise you.
So opt for two room, that have a door, connecting them. Or get a suite, with a bedroom, kitchen and living room. I promise it'll be worth it.
Something I do not recommend is choosing solely for convenience, if at all possible. I had a bride who hated the room where she was getting ready but agreed to use it, because it was at the church and it was convenient. We had to throw together a faux vanity, in an attempt to get some shots she was happy with.
Just like your wedding venue, the getting ready location if just as important. It'll keep you looking stylish and help your images flow through your album.
3. Keep the room Tidy.
I've been there, I promise. I know what it's like to forget where you put your shape wear and you're running around the room, like a mad woman, throwing your dirty sweatpants on top of a half empty bag of Cheetos, while someone tosses another empty bottle of wine next to the garbage bin, because it's too full.
These things will manage to find their way into the shot. They always do. I don't know how or what cruel fate decided it has to happen, but it will. You'll be flipping through your images and you'll see it in the background, of the most beautiful precious moment.
Just designate someone to tidy up the room, before the photographer gets there.
4. Gather all of your details.
Get a little basket or Rubbermaid container or even a dufflebag. Just gather everything that's important to you and put it all together the night before. Having all of your special pieces together, keeps you from being disturbed while the photographer tries to get all the shots you don't realize are important until after the big day.
Here is a list of ideas, of things to pack up. Add things, remove things, depending on your day.
Veil, earrings, necklace, the rings, bracelets, garter, a nice hanger for your dress, perfume bottle, hair decorations, your bouquet, shoes.
And if you're keeping up with tradition, don't forget your something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence for your shoe.
If you're anything like me, being natural in front of the camera, is not something you were blessed with, from the start. But I was given some amazing tips, to help me look less like a zombie and more like a blushing bride. So today, I'm going to pass those along to you.
1. Think about something. Think about something that invokes emotion. If you're getting ready for your big day, imagine you're gorgeous groom standing at the end of the aisle in his sleek pressed suit, with tears in his eyes, waiting for only you.
What does this do?
This brings life to your eyes, pulls natural smiles to the surface and keeps your portraits natural.
2. You don't have to smile in ever shot. Let's be honest, if I'm following you around for 8+ hours, you're going to get super sick of smiling, your face is going to hurt and your going to get agitated. My job is to document your special moments, throughout the day. And there will be moments, where you're reading a letter your soon to be hubby wrote you and you want to cry. That's okay, the images will be beautiful, because they're real, regardless of if you're smiling.
3. Stand up straight. It's the worst thing, when the day is over and a couple and I are siting going over their wedding images, is when a bride says something like, "this would be my favorite, if only my shoulders weren't so hunched". I follow brides all day long, "stand up straight" "relax your shoulders" "chin up". I do it, not to be annoying, but so you love your photos as much as I want you to!
4. A lot of us women complain about our arms in wedding images, more than any other part of our body. This is a trouble spot and most woman's natural instinct is to pull them in tight and try to hide them. But that's the opposite of what you really want to do. Leave them a little more loose (stand up straight!) and bring your arms out away from your sides just a little. This tights then muscles a little more than leaving them limp noodles at your side.
5. Personalize it! Put your spin on everything! I love when my clients think outside of the box and get a little wild and free.
If you want to do a few wedding shots with the new puppy, your fiance proposed with, let's make it happen!
You want to get a shot of your hubby and you standing out in the snow, dancing in the moonlight. Let's do it!
You want to have a pizza bar but think it's too nontraditional. If someone tells you they don't love pizza, I think they're lying. Pizza is delicious and I would have loved to think of pizza at my wedding! (Or tacos! Tacos are life!)
What ever it is that you want to do, do it. It's your wedding. You're about to marry the love of your life, so let go of everyone else's opinions.
To be continued....
So, you're trying to cater your own big day?
Step back and take a deep breath. Maybe two.
This will be your most stressful "adventure", if you're a control freak like me.
Step One: Plan your menu. Choose easy items that don't need TLC right before it's served, unless you plan on hiring a few college kids to watch over your buffet.
Step Two: Hire those college kids. Seriously. Hire SOMEONE! ANYONE!!! You'll need the extra hands and you should NOT be worried about the potato salad right before walking down the aisle. Find a few people you can trust and ask them to make sure everything with the food is taken care of and you and family don't have to worry.
Side note: DO NOT expect family to tend to something. They will get distracted and want to enjoy your big day too. Things will get missed and not done how you like them, so do yourself this favor and spend a little money on asking someone to watch over the buffet.
Step Three: Get your guest count and plan to make extra, especially if you're serving buffet style.
This is the most important thing. If you don't have enough food, that's a BIG BIG problem that won't go over well. Guests will leave and basically you'll be throwing all the money you spent on other things out the window. Hungry guests aren't happy guests.
Step Four: Google a guide on proving enough food for events. You'll absolutely need this. When they say 10 appetizers per person, they mean it. Seriously. Don't skimp on food. If you're thinking about skimping, see number three again. Hungry guests leave early.
Feel free to reach out, if you have any questions on catering or proving your own food. As a chef, this is something I can absolutely help with, even if you're not interested in booking me for your photography! Food is important!
What is a wedding without desert?
When I go to a wedding, as a guest, I'm the typical guest who "comes for the cake".
Seeing as I use a be a chef and a baker, I feel like I have a little step up on choosing a baker.
Number one: Always sample their treats before telling them you're interested in booking them for a wedding. Let's be honest, vendors really really really want to book you. They don't eat if they don't get bookings. So they may go above and beyond but might not the day of the wedding.
So anyways my tip is to order a half a dozen cupcakes before reaching out. If they blow you out of the water, then you know to reach out and let them know you're interested in sitting down with them about your wedding!
Another good tip is to pick up a few cupcakes from a few different bakeries (most sell individuals) and have someone set up a taste test for you. You go into it not knowing which one is which bakery and you can make a decision based on flavor only!'
Number Two: More is better! Yes, order more than you think you need. If you're having 150 guests, order 200 cupcakes! Yes, it's going to cost you more, but people WILL be greedy. They WILL take more than one cupcake. And others WILL be without the cupcakes you spent so much time making sure were perfect!
Money saving tip! So you're a broke girl on a budget? No problem. Cake can be simple. Bake you're own cupcakes. (I do not recommend making a cake, if you've never made a wedding cake before!)
If you're not up to making cupcakes from scratch, buy boxed mix and doctor it up! Add milk instead of water, butter instead of oil, an extra egg, add vanilla! Pinterest will be your best friend for doctoring your cupcakes!
Choosing a Wedding Planner
I’ve worked to come up with some great tips on choosing a wedding planner! Keep reading for all the knowledge!
1. I know, you’ve heard it before! But I’m going to keep going there! Budget budget budget!!!! If you can’t afford a $4500 wedding planner, then it is just not something you can afford. I’m sorry. So find someone who is in your price range or can offer discounts to put them in your price range!
Note! Watch out for vendors who aren’t upfront about their prices. If they’re asking you what you can afford, before offering their normal rate, then they’re probably going to say there price is a little higher than your maximum but then say something along the lines of “but we can give you a special deal!”, just to make the same. When in all reality they’re probably trying to either charge you more or they’re so desperate for business, they’re not running an effective business!
If you’ve checked out my website, you can see, unlike most wedding photographers, I list my prices openly. I do this for two reasons 1. Honesty. You’re going to be charged the same price as the next customer that comes along. You get to see through the BS and know you’re not getting scammed. 2. Budget. J I know! But there will be situations, where a client can’t afford my prices, we try to make it easier, with payment plans, but it does happen, to every vendor. Without listing my prices openly, a vendor is wasting your time.
2. You’re going to be spending a lot of time with this person. So you had better like them! Pick someone who you can get along with and who has a similar personality to you.
3. Once you’ve tackled the first two items, find out if your planner has your wedding date available! There is nothing worse than getting your heart set on the perfect vendor and then finding out they aren’t available.
4. Okay! We’re making progress. This planner fits your budget, you two are great together and your date is available!!! Have a sit down with them, to chat!
In case you’re not sure what to ask prior to booking their services, I’ve listed a bunch of great questions! You can ask as few or as many as you need, to get a feel for your wedding planner!
Describe the most challenging wedding you’ve planned and how you handled it.
How would you rate your problem solving skills?
Are you certified?! And where did you get your education?
Are you a licensed business?
When was the last wedding you planned?
If wedding planning isn’t your full time job, how do you balance the two?
Are we required to book vendors from your preferred list or do we have the freedom to book with others?
Do you take a commission from vendors you refer?
Will you be present at all vendor meetings? Will you assist with reviewing contracts?
For vendors who will require payment, day of, will you be distributing payments on our behalf?
If an issue arises with the vendor day of or before, will you try to resolve on our behalf?
Are we able to plan the things we want and leave everything else up to you?
In case of an emergency, which prevents you from being there the day of the wedding, who will be your backup?
What time will you arrive and leave on wedding day?
Will you able to wait for vendors to clear away their things, after the reception?
Will you provide us with a time line of the wedding day?
Is there a limit on phone calls, texts or meetings we can have?
Is the rehearsal included?
Do you offer honeymoon planning?
After booking with you, how soon can we have a contract?
Can you provide a breakdown of our budget? What we should be spending our money on?
What is your payment policy? Do you accept credit cards?
What is our deposit? When will the balance be due?
What is your refund policy?
5. So they passed your test! What next? Tell them you want to book! Review the contract and makes sure everything you discussed is there and sign on the dotted line!
Congratulations, you’ve just booked your wedding planner!!!!!
The price of weddings these days, have gotten WAY out of control. A thousand dollars for this, a thousand dollars for that, ten thousand for your venue!
I definitely agree with making your wedding day special, but moving into the poor house over it, is not a great way to start off one of the happiest times of your time. Here at T.Lynn Photography, we’ll do our best to help you arrange the wedding of your dreams, on a meager budget!
1. Pick a budget
Sure, you’re thinking this sounds easy! But, that’s not always the case. Wedding’s cost more than you think, these days. So the best place to start in planning your budget, is to get an idea of what things cost in your area.
Once you’ve picked a budget, set it in stone! Don’t budget on it, unless you absolutely have to. If you step over that line once, what says you won’t do it again for those pretty centerpiece or that chocolate fountain? Draw a line in the sand, make it official and avoid adding more money to the budget.
The next part of picking a budget, is to determine where the money is coming from? Are you and future hubby paying? Are his parents? You’re parents? Rich relatives? Are you taking out a loan? Determine where the money is coming from and this could help with picking your budget. If it’s not your money, then sit down with the giver and ask them what the limit is. Find out if they’re comfortable with you spending $5,000 on a dress, when you could get the same dress used for $500.
2. Think it through, don’t impulse buy
I know! I know what you’re thinking! But the lady at the dress store said if I don’t purchase it now, it may be gone, when I come back! And that’s okay. If you’re not 100% sold on the dress, it’s pretty likely you’ll find something you like better. Too often I meet with brides who have purchased two or three or even four dresses, because they liked it and didn’t want to miss the opportunity. Problem is, reselling those dresses is WAY harder than you thought. Some girl’s try to sell them for years, before the item gets donated to a charity or thrift shop.
It’s the same with décor, even though this is a little easier to offload. Work with your wedding planner or Pinterest, to decide exactly what it is you want for your centerpiece. Maybe purchase one table setting worth of items and do a mock-up, before committing.
One other thing to think about is avoiding things that other people want for your wedding. Unless they’re paying for it, this is you and your future hubby’s special day and they’re just tagging along. Do only what makes the two of you happy!
This one hits home for me. My wedding menu was completely out of control, by the day of the wedding. As my husband and I are both chefs, on top of my photography, we made our own food, with the help of some family. On top of that, I had Rubbermaid containers full of decorations that weren’t needed, as I didn’t plan ahead. I didn’t count the tables or plan a seating arrangement, I didn’t check with the venue, to see if I could hang things on the walls. So plan ahead, don’t impulse buy.
3. Narrow down your invite list
Again, I know! This one is difficult! You’ll be bound to step one someone’s toes. But is that $10 toaster from your great aunt Better (who divorced your uncle!) worth the cost of her dinner, the table decorations, for adding another table, the drinks she’ll have?
To make it easy, pick the absolutely must have people first. Our moms and dads, Hubby’s brother, your sister brother and their babies, grandma and grandpa. Who are the people you really want there, to share the magic of your day with?
And then, only then if it’s in your budget slowly work through those “it’d be nice if they were there, but it’s not like my mom being there!” people. Stop at your limit! Again, see tip number one! Budget, Budget, Budget! If it’s not in the budget to have 300 people, you better stop inviting people at your 100 person max!
Trust me, those people who don’t get invited, will get over it. If they have such a big problem with it, remind them that they aren’t paying for this day and if they don’t want to contribute a couple hundred dollars to cover their meal, drinks, table décor, and ect, apologize and tell them, you’ve reached max capacity and there is just no way to squeeze in any more guests.
4. Think differently
Not everything is as it seems. A place you didn’t expect to be a wedding venue, could be a beautiful wedding venue! I attended a phenomenal wedding at a local aquarium, a few years back. They had the ceremony in a dimly lit area, with the tank as the alter. It was unique and somehow screamed the couple’s name. It was something that could have not been so magical, had they had a church wedding, or an outdoor wedding.
There are plenty of places that offer this kind of service, which may not be what you’d initially think as a wedding venue. So think outside the box and get a little crazy, if it suits your personality.
It’s the same with décor! Get creative and crafty (if you’re that kind of person!) and come up with something amazing. Table décor doesn’t have to cost $100 or more a table!
Look at it this way, you and your future hubby love to read! You’ve got more books then you know what to do with! You’re a lover of tea, he loves coffee. And you’re in love with vintage everything! Well you just planned your dream wedding, without knowing it. Think outside the box. It sounds like you’d enjoy a “garden party” wedding. You can always pull the dust cover off some of those books you’ve already got and bam, they “look” old. Stack them on the table, with some flowers (real or fake, depending on your budget!), put some candles down and you’ve got an inexpensive table set up. Set up a little coffee and tea bar in the corner or under a tea and you’re in business!
This isn’t the 80’s weddings can be anything you want them to be!
Thanks for stopping by! We’re glad you found us! And keep checking in, for more tips on planning your big day! Next week, we’ll be talking about hiring a wedding vendor!
Thank you so much for stopping by, to check out T.Lynn photography's blog. Here you'll find awesome tips for your special day!
Don't worry, we'll also be sure to share suggestions on some of the best Michigan vendors!
Some posts to come:
"Picking the Right Vendor"
"To Buy or To Rent Linens"
"Saying Yes to the Dress"
"Suit vs Tux"
"Hiring a wedding planner"
So be sure to check back, for tips and tricks for the perfect wedding!