beware the bareness of a busy life

I have been extremely busy lately and have completely neglected my blog. My deepest apologies, but I am back! Ryan and I are both swamped with work, school, and having to attend the local high school football games on Friday nights. We haven’t gotten a lot done as far as the wedding goes. But we have had quite a few appointments lately, so hopefully this means we can get a little more done and have more deposits put down.

Ryan found us a DJ and we met with him on Monday. He seemed to be very nice and had all of his material together so we booked him and paid our deposit. We had an appointment with a florist on 9/25 and it went really well. I need to get back with him though on some different ideas. We are thinking that the flowers will take up a bigger portion of our budget than we have allotted so we are trying to cut some costs where we can.

The biggest place we can cut is in the linens. Since we are renting some beautiful tables be are just going to use table runners. That alone cuts the budget down! But the place we are renting our tables and chairs from rent out burlap and lace table runners; burlap for $12 a table and lace for $7 a table. We know we can get a 100 yd roll I burlap for about $65 which is less than half of what it would be to rent them, and we are going to try to find lace the same way so we can put some more money towards flowers and the tables. I am still looking around for a large roll of lace… so let me know if you find anything!!! 😉

We have also thought about hiring someone we know to cook for us instead of hiring a caterer. If we were to do this we could possibly save $1,000, which would be great but I’m not sure how exactly that is going to work out, so I will keep you updated.

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