Since I’m on the topic, our wedding was cool.
Cool music, cool venue, cool open bar all. night. long (yeah, that’s right. we saved so much money by simply not caring about the conventional wedding things that we actually got to throw a great party for our friends and family. you should try it.), cool board games, cool table football. Downright cool.
Here’s the flickr stream (they start at the end and go backwards, for some reason.)
We didn’t buy flowers (but I did buy silk flowers at the last minute online for the wedding party). We didn’t buy a cake (but we did buy a £9.99 cake at the last minute at Costco that everyone loved). We didn’t hire a DJ. We didn’t hire a wedding photographer (we got an amateur photographer for £100 that gave us full rights to the digital images and did a pretty all right job of it). We didn’t choose a conventional ‘wedding venue’ (instead we got a medieval deconsecrated church that had been turned into an arts centre that came fully equipped with a sound system, a front-of-house manager, a door man, bar staff and fully stocked bar, electrical guys, tables and chairs and disco lights for a whopping £700. And by ‘whopping’ I mean unbelievably cheap). We didn’t have the reception catered (instead buying buffet party food from M&S, which everyone loved). We didn’t buy chair covers to make the chairs match ‘our colour scheme’ (and no one cared. trust me). I made the decorations myself. We used black and red paper napkins and table cloths and foil platters covered in said napkins for the buffet spread and funky black plastic dishes for guests at the buffet (seriously, hiring tableware and linen is for suckers).