Wednesday, April 02, 2014
B is for ...
No IWSG post from me this month, normal service will resume next month - unless being mega stressed about all the prep for our 'do' can be counted? - a month today! Eeek!
Budget - As mentioned yesterday our finances have taken a severe battering, so we had to look at as many DIY alternatives as possible - and in the process we probably saved thousands! The photo is of a standard wedding budget, but it gives you an idea of how you can make a huge difference, without losing style and individuality. Excluding the venue as that's a personal thing (a castle - I wish, when I win the lottery! or a scout hut) we have saved thousands!
Bridesmaids - So when we got married we had 2 of my best friends, Julie and Sandra, as adult bridesmaids and a flower girl who is a friend of the family. And now those 2 adults, much older, maybe not wiser, are joining us again, with Jeanette this time - Racal girls reunited! But Jeff has been referring to them as Oldsmaids, so you'll read all about them under 'O'.
Bomboniere - The original gift, before favours become the in word. The idea was 5 almonds representing health, wealth, happiness, long life and fertility. We still have the bomboniere we gave out at our wedding - dread to think what state the almonds are in now! Now, it seems anything goes. But you don't have to give them out, it's not obligatory :)