Not In Jersey: It’s Okay #11–Wedding Edition It’s Okay #11–Wedding Edition - Not In Jersey

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It’s Okay #11–Wedding Edition

I was inspired by a series Rachel at Holy Craft did earlier this year in which she planned a Pinterest Wedding Do-Over – she detailed all the things she would include in her wedding if she was to do it over again.

Nugget On A Budget
Wedding Edition!

It’s okay…

…that my bridesmaids didn’t match. They all wore navy, but whatever dress they personally chose. It worked well. But if I had done things differently…

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…I still love the idea of not-exactly-matching dresses. Different shades of the same color or various colors in a palette.

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…but my favorite is this rainbow bridesmaid dress idea!

It’s okay…

…that my wedding invitations were very plain. And it’s kind of okay that I messed up the wording. I chose my wording because I liked how it sounded, but it turned out that I inadvertently caused some offense in what I chose. Sigh. If I could have used any invitation, I might have chosen something like one of these…

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It’s okay…

…that I didn’t have an extra special wedding cake. I just had the one my caterer made. No cake tastings, nothing fancy, just a cake. Maybe, if I had the options, I would have chosen a cake like one of these…

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What do you think? Come back later this week for more wedding ideas!

12 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

It's oky that I didn't pay as much for our DJ and he drank s bit too much during our cocktail hour and barely played anything on our music list or that he had a broken CD of the father-daughter dance song. Thankfully the DJ from the other wedding there that night came to the rescue and all was well in the end. But I think we all have things we would have loved to go back and change or do over if we could.

Amber said...

Wow, those are fancy cakes! We just had a courthouse wedding. I don't think I'd have the patience for anything big.

Dara said...

funny about the DJ...glad it all worked out though!

Dara said...

my wedding was semi big! I think like 200 people or so.

Tamara Bowman said...

I think I'd go back and so it for the castle cake and the rainbow bridesmaids!

Dara said...

lol, awesome.

Sara said...

I just got the cake that came with our reception package and that would be my big do over. It was pretty but I see sooo many cakes on Pinterest that I would have chosen over the cake I had.

Curious how you worded your invites. I did both sets of parents on the invite which I guess implies they are both paying for they wedding, but Tommy and I actually paid the bullk of the cost so his parents were surprised I included them. They than felt bad which wasn't my intention at all and it was a stress that I didn't need right before the wedding.

Dara said...

yeah same here with the cake. as for the invites, I had them worded as "my parents invite you to the wedding of their daughter Dara to Dave, son of his parents." The way I didn't want it or like it was "my parents and his parents invite you to the wedding of their children, Dara and Dave." I didn't like how "their children" sounded. In my head those were the same, with regards to who was paying. guess it wasn't though!

Holly Higgins said...

I can totally see you with that Disney cake! We didn't have a wedding cake, we had cupcakes. At first I was totally against the idea, but I'm so glad we did it that way. I had originally wanted my bridesmaids to wear the same dress, but in the colors of fall leaves, burnt orange, red, gold and brown. However, the dress we all loved didn't come in one of those colors so I chose brown. I guess it's a good thing I did because one of my bridesmaid dropped out before our wedding.

Dara said...

I like the cupcakes idea! I also like your fall colors idea, but brown dresses sounds good too!

Leslie said...

Oh the wording. Marc and I did not have any parents on our invites as we paid ourselves plus I ran out of room on them. lol.

I love the rainbow bridesmaid dresses, so pretty!

Dara said...

that's funny that you ran out of room!