Yes you read right! I am looking for a beautiful cemetery to have my wedding. My wonderful man of almost nine years proposed Christmas eve and now it's time to get all 8 years of dreams and visualizations in the works! We are most definitely "Offbeat" and want a unique wedding to fit us within our very low budget. I have contacted major historical cemeteries in Atlanta and Macon and have more or less been rejected with the exception of Oakland Cemetery, however their prices are very high and have quite a number of restrictions ( i.e. No October weddings, No dusk weddings, Nothing included (not even chairs))!!! Oakland charges $800 just for the space and another $500 for a reception space (tiny visitors center), and I would like to say I will pay it if I have to but honestly it cannot be the only beautiful cemetery that allows weddings.
Enough about the cemetery, lets talk attire!
Not only is the location going to be "Offbeat" but the attire will be too. I want a Black or Red dress (still deciding)! It too is impossible to find! I found my dream dress on Etsy.com and man..... IT IS BEAUTIFUL! So beautiful it's $1500.00. Like, Woah! Call me cheap or crazy but it's killing me to think about paying someone that amount of money (non-refundable) to send me something that I wont be able to see or try on until it is paid for and in my hands... :[ So I am hoping to find someone local or closer than Indiana to make my dress for less. Because as of now I haven't found many dresses in black or red that are wedding gown worthy and they are all very expensive. I have just under two years to plan and pay for my wedding because I refuse to go into debt for a wedding, we are young and on our own with very little money, I just graduated cosmetology school and hope that our finances prosper over the next year or so, but regardless I want to DIY the hell out of it and make it fabulous!
If anyone on here has any advice or comments I would love to hear! I am hoping that by posting on here I can connect with some other "Offbeat" brides and hear your stories and struggles and figure out a way to make my dream cemetery wedding a reality!