Overall, our wedding was beautiful. We had a few teeny hiccups and one major-our chaplain didn't show up, his cousin had to step in and perform a ceremony on the fly, that wasn't legal. (Our chaplain showed up later, apparently he "lost track of time"- WTF?!, we were pissed but we had him make our marriage legal in the hallway, while our oblivious guests enjoyed salmon and filet mignon.) It was a good time, but weddings are exhausting. We skipped the honeymoon to spend time with the fam before our big move to Nebraska, where we are currently settling in. If anyone has any questions or is interested in purchasing any of our decor items, hit me up on the contacts page.
Table numbers, topiaries, placecards, TY cards, and favors were all DIY.
All flowers were DIY from Sam's Club bulk flowers (I would NOT do this if I had it to do over- I would have handpicked them in store instead of ordering online. My wedding was a Sunday so I had to order for Friday delivery, only about half were usable by the night before when we were assembling and I followed the directions exactly!). The embellishments for my dress and hair pin were DIY (see Attire). The RB pillow and flower girl pomander were DIY (see DIY), as well as both of their dresses, that my mom made by piecing together different patterns that she already had on hand...we used coupons and took advantage of sales to buy the materials to make BOTH dresses for less than $40. (If anyone is interested in buying these, they fit girls' sizes 4 and 6ish- the sashes are very close to peacock by Davids Bridal but can easily be removed to have others added. Make me an offer)
Cakestands, sign and flavor markers were all DIY.