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TechnicallyKammie
« on: January 04, 2011 12:03:45 AM »

So this will be my wedding thread, and it will be updated obsessively...

5 months, $3000, 150 guests...
but wait! It gets even better! We are now expecting our first bundle of joy!

So our wedding will no longer be in May 2011, but will have to wait until he returns home from deployment, so Sept or Oct 2012. Which lets me relax a little.

Is it possible? Maybe. Will it be disastrous? Probably. Will it be fun? Definitely!!!
ANY IDEAS/COMMENTS ARE WELCOME!!!!!!!!
 

  We have my DRESS!!!! Which took my planned very informal wedding to a formal one so fast it left my head spinning. It fit like a glove, no alterations needed, pre-pregnancy, might need to get the zipper replaced with a corset back or something. now

The ceremony venue! Maybe.... Hope we can get the deposit back, lol
Triple white with orange curd filling, yum yum. Sounds even better to me now.

the boutonnieres

The idea behind the pillow
whoo!whoo! By nixing the bridesmaids flowers I saved enough money to hire a decent dj!
We're having a "wedding tree" as an alternative to guestbook (just waiting on my artistic husband to get off his butt and paint me a gorgeous, many-branched tree (with our initials "carved into the bark!")
Anakin/Padme cake toppers. We  chose them for 2 reasons: 1)My dh is a HUGE Star Wars nerd and 2) Anakin and Padme were also secretly wed (which is the real reason)


We have several ideas:
http://sewsweetstitches.blogspot.com/2010/04/handmade-tissue-paper-flowers-and.html
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=348682.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129082.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=81303.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210405.0
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58804856/novel-wedding-confetti-set-of-500-mini
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_l-EXRQAgTWk/RpJdvc1DBmI/AAAAAAAAABM/fPc9HFwRLkI/s1600-
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255376.0    like this, but army?
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278129.0   program board
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293023.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225330.0
http://www.jedi-business.com/figureDetails.aspx?ID=104
http://www.jedi-business.com/figureDetails.aspx?ID=14
http://www.jedi-business.com/figureDetails.aspx?Figure-Name=Anakin%20Skywalker&id=520
http://www.jedi-business.com/figureDetails.aspx?Figure-Name=Anakin%20Skywalker&id=228
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190245.0


« Last Edit: February 25, 2011 06:43:25 AM by TechnicallyKammie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 07:40:59 PM »

well i am a profecinal baker and i can tell you to save money on the cake do NOT mention that it is for a weding, say privite party or family reunion. it will save you a lot of money, unless your making it yourself in wich case you wont charge yourself i am guessing lol
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011 08:23:25 AM »

--I made an army garter for my wedding!  Definitely one of the easiest wedding crafts. (If you sew, anyway)

--Coffee filter roses are WONDERFUL but time consuming!  I made over 100 and LOVED how they came out.

--Veils are another easy/time-consuming project - my mom made my cathedral length veil and sewed a pearl strand around the whole edge.

Enjoy!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011 07:53:52 PM »

well i am a profecinal baker and i can tell you to save money on the cake do NOT mention that it is for a weding, say privite party or family reunion. it will save you a lot of money, unless your making it yourself in which case you wont charge yourself i am guessing lol
Wow, really? thats insane that they'd jack up the price. Thanks for the tip!
To haylie- I def want a cathedral length veil with pearls. I am going to attempt it! As far as the garter goes, I keep attempting to sew, with pretty horrid results but I figured I could do this project pretty easily.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011 08:35:19 AM »

ooh another thing is check out recycledbride.com to get some inexpencive hand-me downs. it may havce an s at the end of brides im not sure. and ps i LOVE the boutiner!!!!. i am also planning a wedding and im making the boutiners, there going to be little guitars with teal pearl guitar pics behind them. my fience is a guitar player if you cant tell. theres a great websight thats like etsy only its for wedding things only! i get a lot of good ideas from them. let me find the websight for you..... okay this is going to take a hot min so ill get back to you on that. but another good websiite is brokeassbride.com they have LOTS of tips there.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011 09:19:07 AM »

ooooook that took forever. wedzu.com for inspiration. check it out.
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011 12:10:09 PM »

For the pearls I got a pearl strand at Micheals for $1 - it's just one of those cheap ones that come in a little plastic container.  They were SO much easier than sewing on individual pearls!  Ooh and learn from my mistake - when you buy the comb for the veil, get one with a fabric top - not one that's all plastic.  Have you thought about what you want to do with the veil for the reception?
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011 02:06:58 PM »

Thanks for the sites starcakes57!!!!!!!
Haylie---I have not thought of that at all...probably just wear it the entire time. Thanks for the heads up about the combs! Helpful tip to know ahead of time!
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011 02:34:01 PM »

My mom and I found out about a great thing you can do with a cathedral length veil so it doesn't trail behind you the entire reception - you can actually attach a small thread in the middle and  "bustle" it for the reception - it looks gorgeous.  I ended up not doing it (my veil got burrs in it from walking around the ceremony site for photos and I ditched it as soon as I could haha) but I'd be happy to tell you more if you're interested! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011 03:09:36 PM »

Ooooh, that would be awesome! I never thought about bustling the veil!
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