Archive for the ‘Budget’ Category

Dec
20

Handmade Birdcage Veil

I very nearly didn’t have a veil. I searched around for a cheap birdcage veil, decided I could make one much cheaper (can’t be that hard right?). It became one of those projects that kept getting pushed further and further back, until it was a few days before the wedding and I still hadn’t gotten […]

May
19

Wedding Breakdown #1

So apparently my attempt at staying positive with regards to food for our wedding wasn’t entirely successful. After talking to the venue about the costs involved with bringing in another caterer (not cheap at all; I suppose they have to make their money somehow) and adding it all up, something in me just sort of […]

May
08

Anna Rose Photography

Heads up peoples – Anna Rose Photography is offering a special discounted rate for funky, arty, handmade type weddings at the moment. I booked her in way early after she offered this last time, and I’m extremely glad I did. Photography is so important to me and I probably wouldn’t have had the budget to […]

Apr
12

On Budgets and Keeping Costs Down

Now that we’ve actually started paying deposits and confirming pricing for things, I’m starting to get a little scared about budget. A couple of splurges aside we’ve done a lot to keep the budget down – but at my last count we’re just slightly over the initial amount I decided on. And I’ve decided to […]

Sep
22

Engagement Party!

So the engagement party was last weekend! Things were a little stressful at points during the preparation, and I was ready to sleep for a day after it ended, but overall I think things worked out really, really well. Some great friends and family offered to cater the party as a present, so what was […]

Sep
07

Lazy

In light of my engagement invites (you can tell I’m pretty damn pleased with myself, can’t you?) I’ve decided on my philosophy towards planning our wedding: being lazy(ish). Or, to expand: minimum cost minimum effort (unless the task is something really fun!) maximum impact In the context of invitations for example, getting someone else to […]

Apr
12

Letterpress

I’ll start this by saying I LOVE letterpress and have always wanted an excuse to get something printed that way, but have never been able to justify the cost for things like business cards. From my understanding printing with letterpress is a time consuming and labour intensive process, requiring a lot of specialised skills and […]

Mar
24

Harinezumi digital camera

It has arrived! After I last posted about this camera, I was all set to buy it. But just before I went to make the payment I remembered that at occasions where I would want to take a video, I usually take still photos. I’m just a hobbyist photographer, but I have spent a decent […]

Mar
22

Heart Kraft

I’m really feeling kraft paper at the moment. There’s something wonderfully earthy about it; the interesting texture makes simple, single colour designs look awesome; and in many cases it’s made of recycled material. Also, and importantly, it’s way cheaper than your average fancy shiny weddingy paper. I took a look around Etsy for some cool […]

Mar
06

Spend or Scrimp?

I’m the kind of girl who looks for coupons and deals, waits for the sales to buy stuff, bargains with salespeople for electronics, compares prices on anything vaguely expensive before buying it. This is the way I was brought up. I’ll splurge on something if I think it’s truly worth it, but not without looking […]