As I wrote down my list I thought I'd come back later and clarify a few things...
We decided on a christmas wedding because far distant families can come at non-summer prices, because lots of decorations come free, and we even get added seasonal perks like a free dj with the venue.
Bridesmaids will all be in different style dresses in different shades of blue and green. All will be similar length and same fabrics.
I'm hoping to eventually upload a series on youTube about how I made things - especially the bridesmaid dresses and my wedding dress.
I've already chosen fabrics, my dress will have a lot of eco-friendly fabric but some fabrics I was stuck with more traditional choices due to function and colours. A more focused post (with pictures!) later.
We're going to be making various jams, chutneys, preserves, relishes and sauces for our favours and packaging them in recycled glass jars. We're saving up jars already and will be making them all next year. We're also planning to decorate incorporating name cards so that gets a ✓ too!
Monday, 26 September 2011
I think we might see this list again and again, but updated!
*♥* THE LIST *♥*
Set date 21 Dec 2012
Set rough budget *cough* about the average price of a wedding in the UK :(
Pick church Odiham Church
Pick Venue Farnham Castle
Choose best man
Choose sword party
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Welcome to 'The Homemade Wedding' - We're engaged!! Back in May this year (2011) my boyfriend popped the question. I'm a crafter through and through and immediately set the ball rolling to create The Homemade Wedding of our (my) dreams!
I've set up this blog to be separate from my other sites so that I can show photos of progress without my fiancé seeing THE DRESS. THE DRESS being one of the key parts of the homemade wedding.
Homemade wish list for the homemade wedding:
- a wedding dress
- bridesmaids/flower girl dresses
- save-the-date and invitations
- bridal party thank you gifts
- church service cards, name cards, table names, table plan
We're also wishing for:
- UK grown flowers
- as little waste, and as much re-use as possible
- eco-options where viable
I've already started on this journey, I'm hoping I can get some sanity by blogging my way through, maybe make some friends, and hopefully inspire and/or help people looking to do something similar in the future.