When Mark and I decided to get married I never dreamed everything that a wedding would entail...I just wanted to be Mrs. Gentry! I would have never survived the wedding madness alone, luckily I had my mother to guide me through the exciting, and sometimes frustrating plans of organizing a wedding. It seems like a lot of people we know are getting married/having children and since I'm not having children anytime soon I thought I may give some helpful tips on wedding planning I learned along the way from someone I know is genius at this stuff...my mom.
We found the chair covers online and went ahead and ordered them. They weren't really a bad price but my mom had a few friends who would use them later and just rent them from her. I guess this was helpful if you know people that could just rent them from you later on or you could use them again. This way you could either get your money out of them or make your money back!
Another thing that you can see in this picture is the centerpiece. Of course this is just a rolled up piece of silk brown material, but in the middle is a circular mirror. She founds these mirrors dirt cheap around town. (I'm sure Hobby Lobby, Wal-mart, etc.) Each centerpiece only ended up costing us like $5 or $6 dollars a table.
Here is one of my favorites!! We saved at every angle possible for our wedding and it turned out beautifully and I loved my wedding dress but didn't want to fool with wearing it around all evening so I found a cute little white dress to wear. (Try not to stare at my whiteness...ha) So would you like to know where I found this cutie-pie dress?! The THRIFT STORE! I see all these women spending tons of money on this and that and a dress on top of everything (and some going as far as buying a second dress for the reception.) I don't have that kind of money nor if I did would I do something that crazy! I found this dress one day long before I decided to get married in the thrift store and luckily enough it came in handy! Everyone loved it! So start thrifting!
One last thing that I thought was neat. The picture on the left was taken a few weeks before the wedding. Notice the difference in the hair? I had bought some clip in hair extensions a year or so prior to clip in every once in a while. As much as I color my hair I thought it would never work for my wedding because the hair didn't match. A friend of mine who is a stylist colored the hair and my hair and It matched perfectly! They were a lot cheaper than having glue-in or sew-in extensions, and I could take em out whenever I needed. My hair was too short to do anything cute so I'm glad I had these handy!