It’s a bleary Monday morning, the birds are coughing in the trees and I face the dual dilemmas of planning a No Nonsense wedding and writing about it. To be honest, I’m not sure which task is more intimidating :p.
Well, since it’s a No Nonsense wedding, the theme here is going to be affordability without sacrificing quality. (I was so pushing for a Doctor Who theme, I mean David Tennant is finishing up, he’d so be free for an appearance! But my fiancé was having none of it…. huh… girls)
I’ve been searching high and low for resources to help me in this endeavour and have found some interesting sites. The best by my estimation has to be The Frugal Bride. While it’s a Canadian site, it is packed full of hints tips and resources to help your wedding go smoothly and without expense. I was thoroughly impressed.
For our part we’re trying to keep it simple. We’re going to have a civil ceremony at a hotel, and then the reception in the same hotel. No moving people from a church to a reception, no decorating a church. None of the expenses that come with a church wedding. Of course, Civil weddings don’t suit everyone. We had decided on a civil ceremony long before we thought about saving money, it just happened to suit all our needs.
The wedding party will also be fairly small. Two of my closest friends on my side, her oldest friend and sister on her side. The Guest list….. Well… that’s a monster for another slay. But we’ve taken the first step and we’re on track so far. Will I crack under the pressure? Will my fiancé kill me? Am I going to finish every post with a series of questions?
The answers to none of these questions and more are on the way!
The Prudent Groom
Next Time ….. The Venue