Sept 28th was the best day of my life!
Almost everything went perfectly (and if it didn't, nobody told me until after the honeymoon lol). Apparently, our shuttle was leaving the hotel to take guests to the venue with only 2-3 guest on board...well 20 mins before the wedding was supposed to start and a good portion of our guest were still waiting at the hotel due to the driver not filling every seat before making a trip. The shuttle company did apologize and even sent a limo to our hotel to provide extra rides! The wedding only started 10 mins late! The rain held off during the ceremony and pictures! My 2.5 y/o niece walked down the isle throwing her petals perfectly (at rehearsal she was running around like crazy). Our two pups did amazing during the ceremony and walking with our bridal party...we had so many compliments on how well-behaved they were. The trick is to get them bones to chew on during the ceremony. All of our vendors were absolutely amazing to work with!
The whole weekend really did go by as fast as everyone told me! Sunday night I was just in awe by the amount of love we were given the whole weekend. I was actually really sad for it to be over. I felt like I missed so many things at my reception.
Breakdown for our 125-130 guests in Mid-Missouri:
Venue (ceremony and reception at one place; all-inclusive, included dinner, cake, decorations, setup/tear down, rehearsal dinner, wedding invites, personalized guest "book", personalized cake topper,)- $6,800
Bar (free beer, wine, and two signature drinks)- $1,800
Shuttle- $500 for 9 hours
Dress- on sale for $900, plus $300 for alterations
Men's outfits- $200 to rent from Men's Warehouse. Husband bought his for $400.
Flowers- $1,100, real flowers for 5 bridesmaids, bride, 7 corsages, 10 bouts, a throw bouquet, plus a personalized vase to keep
DJ- $500 for 6 hours (ceremony and reception)
Photog- $1,200 for 10 hours plus her traveling 3 hours
Videographer- $1,200 for 10 hours (booked 1 week before wedding lol)
Honeymoon- $3,670; 5 days in Jamaica all-inclusive, with airfare.
Here are a few pictures from our day! Still anxiously waiting for our professional photos and video. But I have a few sneaks and a few non-pro pictures!