Ok, so obviously I am the worst blogger in the history of blogs.
This seemed like the best idea when I first got engaged. I was spending hours a day looking at all things wedding. I had such grand plans to neatly compile everything here in a charming, entertaining way. It so totally did not happen.
About half way through the engagement, I got completely sick of looking at photos of other people’s perfect weddings; dreading the inevitable imperfection of my own. I thought wedding blogs were the solution to the over-the-top, completely unattainable image bridal magazines promote, but in fact, it was quite the opposite for me. I was way more jealous about some fabulous hipster bride’s DIY save-the-dates than I was about a designer wedding dress I could never afford. I stopped reading blogs (with the sole exception of the lovely and real Cupcake Wedding) and stopped writing my own. Instead, I focused on planning my wedding without the influence of way-too-pretty pictures and way-too-perfect projects.
So here I am, about two weeks away from the big day. I randomly checked good old Whoa Wedding to see that I still had a decent number of people dropping in here, and even a few comments to keep it up. I figured I should at least explain myself.
In conclusion (unless I become overwhelmed with the desire to post recaps), here are all of the location details that I strangely never revealed. I hope they might be helpful to some other budget-minded Boston bride.
Rehearsal/Welcome Party (night before): private event room at Tavern in the Square, Central Square
Ceremony: MIT Chapel (mid-century awesomeness pictured above)
Lunch Reception (family only): Oleana
Party that night (friends only): Gallery 263
The decision to split our celebration into two separate events was a big one, and I hope everyone understands. It saved us GOBS of money, which was a very important factor.
So far we’ve spent just under $7000, and when all is said and done, I hope we’ll be under $15,000. That includes all four events listed above. My original budget of $10,000 was only for the ceremony/lunch reception, so I can deal with this.
If I’m ambitious, I’ll tell you how it all goes.
| photo from Viejito’s Flickr |