So, what have we decided not to include?
- Bridal Party: We're asking our friends to handle different roles throughout the day to help it work (including a Feeder, to make sure we eat!), and because we're seeing each other before the wedding (more about this in another post) we're not having an aisle etc to walk down, so there's really no need for force my girlfriends into ill-fitting pastel.
- Bride's Flowers: Again, as I'm not walking down an aisle, there's no real reason to pay for these babies. The location we've chosen has an absolutely stunning view (you'll find out all about it after the wedding!) so there's no need to spend big on flowers.
- Second Location: We're having the ceremony & reception at the same location to save on costs as well as to make it easier for us and our guests.
Simplicity was a key when Kym and I were originally talking about the wedding, and it's something we are trying to remember as the day gets closer! It's easy to spend big and worry big about the day, and for us, having our "Keep it simple" mantra reminds us that the day isn't really about all the colourings but the vows we're making to one another.
I'd like to hear from other brides + grooms + anyone who has ever been to a wedding about ways you've seen simple weddings done well, and what made them such a success. Post your comments below!