This website is amazing! My name is Libby and I actully got married on January 25th. Due to the fact that we are a military family, we just had a courthouse wedding and are planning for a bigger wedding back home. He is from Spring Valley, WI (about an hour east of the cities) and I am from Red Wing, MN (about an hour southeast of the cities).
We are on a very tight budget. We want to stay under $5000. We're planning on an outdoor star themed wedding for 125 guests, 8 in the bridal party, and hubby and I! I already owe $500 to my MIL for half of my wedding dress. Other than that, I have nothing. Oh and the wedding is July 7, 2013.
What I would want for my dream wedding is outdoors at sunset under a huge tree with lights coming down from it. Very minimal for decorations. Probably just some lanterns hanging from the trees and lights going up the aisles. I want an indoor reception though since it will be after dark.
What I'm SERIOUSLY looking for are venues. Everywhere I look it cost $3000 for a venue plus food. I would love to find a cheap place that is outdoors with large trees, maybe a lake or something. Otherwise I'm wide open for ideas.
I only plan on have flowers for the bridal party as well as corsages. I'm thinking a couple of kegs to be honest (I know, not the best but it's cheap) and wine. I need ideas for cheap food and all that jazz.
Sorry for such a long post! I promise my next ones won't be this long. :P Thank you so much ladies!