Planning a wedding can be so much fun, yet so stressful at the same time. Having a party blog before, a wedding was the biggest party of them all that I would throw and I was planning the entire thing. I knew first of all that I needed to be extremely realistic with a budget. I was never going to have a wildly expensive wedding because it just wasn’t in the cards. I improvised and did so much of it myself to be able to have a “dream wedding” for myself and husband. After lots of research and thinking, I knew I wanted a very simple and pretty wedding. I love the color pink and knew I wanted to incorporate into my wedding without being too girly. Once I set my colors as blush pink, gold, and accents of black, the rest started to fall into place over time. I wanted my reception table to be very romantic and inviting as it was the first thing guests would see before heading into the reception. I used a fabulous glitz table cover and made all of my escort cards with my computer. I embellished the table with lots of floating candles and finished off with the sign you see above. I purchased an oversized large white canvas and used a borrowed silhouette machine to print out our last night and mod podged it on the canvas. What I love most about this sign is it served a multipurpose. Instead of a guestbook, once all the escort cards were taken and guests were in their seats, the sign was laid down for guests to sign and give well wishes. It now hangs in my house and it brings a smile to my face every time I walk down the stairs and see it.
My flowers were absolutely beautiful. I’m mildly obsessed with hydrangeas and peonies and knew they would be the only flowers I’d incorporate for the day. I also tied in the gold by having my tall arrangements have gold sprayed branches coming out the top. Now, as much as I loved my flowers so much, I do feel guilty that I spent way more than I anticipated on them. It’s the one thing I would have probably changed a bit on my day. I think because I did everything else myself and cut costs in so many areas, but there was no way around the flowers. They did turn out beautiful however, I just wished they lasted forever. Sadly, I only was able to enjoy them for a few days!
Table numbers were handmade as well. I went to my local craft store and bought wooden numbers and wooden plaques that I would use as my base. All the bases were painted black, and the numbers were all mod podged and drenched in gold glitter. My house was literally a glitter bomb for months with all my projects! These were so easy and cheap and recommend doing yourself!
How much do you LOVE the letters behind the head table? During all my research and planning I kept seeing large Marquee letters and instantly fell in love. But to rent or buy was extremely expensive! My mother happens to work at a vocational school and her wood department graciously offered to make me some! They were absolutely perfect and the focal point as soon as you walked into the ballroom. They were made out of wood, with a backing for them to stand up and were spray painted gold. I put some up lighting on each of the letters to really stand them out as the night went on.
My favors were super simple and cute. Getting married at a golf course near a casino, I wanted to tie in the surroundings to our wedding. I placed a scratch ticket and penny in a little white bag and added a sticker I made reading “For Richer.. For Poorer” and tied a black ribbon at the top. Easy and perfect for the day!
I hope you enjoyed all you’ve seen on this post. I loved my wedding day so much and it was everything I envisioned and more. Leave any questions you have below and I’ll be happy to answer them all!