I love the rustic and intimate feel of Lisa and Sam’s wedding, sprinkled with some creative touches! Check out their wedding ingredient list, along with some hands-on wedding planning tips from the bride herself.
Couple: Lisa & Sam
Wedding Date: August 10, 2012
Their Wedding Ingredient List:
♥ Venue – UBC Farm
♥ Bridal Gown – Jim Hjelm Blush at Isabelle’s Bridal
♥ Bride’s Hair – Reede at Chemically Addicted
♥ Makeup – Stephanie Titchmarsh
♥ Catering – Savory City
♥ Rentals – Rental Network
♥ Photography – Varun Saran
♥ Flowers – Queensberry Flower Company
♥ Wedding Rings – Per Wendel Madsen
Some words of wisdom from the bride…
1. Create a realistic overall budget and stick to it. We looked at how much we could (and were willing) to save per month up to our preferred wedding date, and that was our budget. Then we roughly added up all the essentials needed for the kind of wedding we had in mind to see if we could actually do it. Our intention was to have a wedding that reflected our personalities and that was beautiful, without any debt. There are always alternatives, and overpriced stuff you simply don’t need. Talk to other couples about what they did and if you have creative friends – use them.
2. You are in this together. So plan it together. Make a list of all the major jobs to be done and pick which ones you each want to do and assume responsibility for that, with a deadline. Try to split the work evenly but play to your strengths and skills as well as interests. Keep talking to each other and updating one another.
3. Don’t get hung up on the details and forget about the ceremony! The ceremony wording was one of our favorite parts. We didn’t really need to do anything until closer to the date. It was lovely to be able to know most things were taken care of so we could just concentrate on the I do’s! It was wonderful to do that together & our commissioner was so helpful.
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