If you missed my post a couple Friday’s ago, I got married! It was a small and beautiful wedding. The day was absolutely perfect, it was exactly the way we pictured it would be. We had 30 people at our wedding and reception.
My day started off at the hairdresser at 6:30am. I left the hairdresser at 8:00am and went home to get my make up done. My photographer showed up right on time at 8:45am to take some pictures while I got ready. My mom cooked up a storm, so everyone would have some breakfast before the wedding. The wedding started at 10:00am, and I arrived at 10:30. I was quite upset at myself for being late. I hate having people wait for me.
After the wedding we all went to the park for pictures and then to the restaurant for the reception.
I am so glad we changed our mind from getting married at City Hall to a church. I know I probably would have regretted that decision. But honestly we were thinking of the most cost effective way to enjoy our day. We then thought of using a friends backyard which overlooks Lake Ontario. But when we checked out tent prices, we said heck no! I can’t believe the prices for tents here are $700! Plus we would have to rent chairs, tables and pay for food. With our family, finger food wouldn’t cut it so we would have to cater a complete meal. We scrapped that idea.
Besides, if we took my friends back yard route I would have been so stressed out for two weeks leading up to the wedding. It was scheduled to rain that Saturday and just a couple days prior to our day, the forecast changed to sunny with cloudy periods. I was so happy we were able to get some nice pics at the park. Our reception was at a restaurant that we got for free. We just had to pay for food and the drinks. We didn’t have an open bar since we’re not drinkers, but we do have family and friends who drink, so we paid for one alcoholic drink and an unlimited signature fruit punch drink.
Here is how much we paid for our big day!
- Dress (mother paid for it)
- Cake (mom made it, cousin iced it)
- Limo (mom paid for it)
- Invitations $22.59
- Earrings and hair accessories $30
- Flower girl dress and ring bearer suit $70
- Pastor $150
- Food $1471
- Church $350
- Keyboard and violin player $200
- Hair $75
- Make up for myself, my mother, maid of honor, and my aunt $100
- Photographer $500
- Marriage license $140
- Park permit $116.39
- Flowers $210
- Suit rental for hubby $197
- Decorations $216