The Top 5 Best Wedding Decisions I Made
1. Making my own flowers
I cannot say enough about this. Other than marrying my husband, this has to be one of the best decisions I made in regards to the wedding. Not only did it same me easily over 1,000 dollars, but it was SO fun. I chose to get my flowers through Flower Moxie and I can truly say the whole process was so smooth and wonderful. I could not recommend Flower Moxie and doing your own flowers enough.
2. Not doing favors
For a long time I debated on whether to do favors or not and what to do for them. As it got closer and closer to the wedding, I quickly realized taking on the process of putting together favors was going to be too much so I last minute decided to nix the favors all together. Honestly, I nor any of my guests missed them at all. Not only did I save money once again, but I also saved myself valuable time.
3. Going with a food truck company for food
Originally, food was one of the things that stressed me out the most about wedding planning as I knew it would be a huge cost. After frantically searching the internet for cheaper options, I landed on a food truck company's website. The nice thing about the company I chose was that they were not only WAY cheaper than any other company, but they also offered a buffet style dinner rather than everyone having to line up at the truck.
4. Only offering wine and beer for alcohol
I love a mixed drink as much as the next person but when it came to expenses, having a full bar was just not an option. In the end, we bought all our own alcohol from Costco and ended up not spending a fortune, having plenty of left over alcohol, and had zero crazy wasted guests causing a scene towards the end of the night.
5. Paying for extra hours at the venue before the wedding began
Our venue offered a standard 8 hour window but you could pay for extra time. At first, I was against the idea of paying extra for the venue hours but my mom and husband talked me into it and man oh man am I glad. The morning of the wedding ended up being so smooth and relaxed because we had the time to set up without feeling so rushed. I truly think it is one of the biggest reasons I didn't feel at all stressed on the day of.
I hope these tips helped all of you in your wedding planning journey! If you've gotten married, let me know your best wedding decisions!