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Display Name: sofie.marks
Member Since: 11/19/13

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Oh also, utilize your resources! My brother in law is a graphic designer, so he did our invites for free. My mom's assistant at work did our flowers, a hobby of hers on the side! Ask around! :)

8 Ways to Spend Less for a Wedding
5/30/14 02:52 PM

Wedding vendors want your business just as much as you want them to help you. I honestly walked away from a lot of vendors because they were too expensive, not expecting anything else- and many came back to me with a lower price that fit in my budget, because they'd rather make less money than none at all! Do your research. If you give yourself a year+ to plan, you will have time to research everything in your area and find something that works in your budget. Skip the favors- no one remembers them. A $1 favor at a 200 person wedding will cost you $200- and what can you even buy for $1 anyway?! Skip the programs, no one will keep them and theres all that money you spent on paper and ink out the door.... if you are set on having one, make one big sign. Wait for big sales to buy gifts, accessories etc. Our wedding was in August, so I bought a lot of things over Christmas, Memorial Day and 4th of July sales at Macy's and other places, because they had such great deals! We did gelato for our dessert- was $3 a person, had tons left over so people could have seconds (and we had left overs for months) and we weren't stuck with cake that would go bad afterwards at $5-7 a slice.

My two cents! :)

8 Ways to Spend Less for a Wedding
5/30/14 02:50 PM

Spot on! My first was Portland (where I'm from), then Seattle (my mom's family is from) and Santa Rosa (where my best friend is from!)

This is so fun :)

Take This (Amazing!) Quiz: Predicts Where You Come From Based on Dialect New York Times
1/14/14 03:23 PM

Please please please tell me about that blue oceany painting above your bed!!! Where is it from, do we have a link? Oh my goodness, that's exactly what I've been looking for for above my bed!

Alison's Collected and Curated Apartment House Tour
11/19/13 12:48 AM