Pin It So on Saturday we had a reception for my best friend and her now husband. They actually got married back in December, right before Christmas. But his family is from a different state, so none of us friends could actually be there (who can find the airfare money right before Christmas, duh???) I actually planned on going there but we had a medical situation that left us with some bills that we are gonna pay all the way into March...
So we sat down with her and planned a smaller reception here. They both go to school right now and are as broke as can be. So we decided to pull off a $500 reception!
I know it's sounds almost impossible but hear me out! We were truly blessed with the help from so many people. First, we used our church building for the actual reception ( and the place is usually a HUGE expense). We had simple white tablecloths that we borrowed ( free!! ), her other friend gave us all the vases from her wedding (7 big and 3 small in total, so we only had to buy 4. We had 11 big round tables). The flowers all came from their original reception.
But I think the best part was having life music there!! The groom plays in a band, and it was absolutely awesome!! We all enjoyed it so much, and it was free!
All these things are usually BIG money pits when you plan a reception. We did do all the decor ourselves (and it was VERY simple). We also cooked, cooked and cooked...
here. Aren't they cute? And such an easy appetizer too.
They only invited about 70 people. But everyone enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun.
But most importantly is that bride and groom (or I should say, newlyweds!) looked really happy and just radiant. They love each other and we love them!
CONGRATULATIONS, JULIA AND TOMMY!!!
PS- And I'm really sorry for the quality of the pictures..I do have a very crappy camera and it's not changing any time soon.