Friday, May 25, 2012

A bridal shower

I haven't blogged in quite a while, but if I'm not feeling moved to then I probably shouldn't because it won't come out how I want it to or how I need it to!  I'm trying to just go with the flow lately and I'm much happier for it *but more on that later* a few weeks ago a dear friend of mine called and informed me that I would be her matron of honor at her upcoming wedding!  Now the last time I was in a wedding party I was 8yrs old and had a pretty little basket to carry lol.  So I've been Very nervous about doing this for her.  And that means stress as well.  I want this to be wonderful for her, and amazing, But I don't want it to destroy me, my mother *who is always my right hand woman*, or our poor husband's that inevitably get caught up in the cross fire.  I also want to enjoy this time with my friend as well and get to meet some more lovely ladies!  That is a lot of wants, wishes, and expectations for one small event.  One of my big worries is money, my husband and I are doing just fine and he's finally getting unemployment which is a blessing beyond belief!  But I need to make my pennies stretch for this!  I feel weird asking the other bridesmaids to help *there's only 3more and I know none of them probably have the money to spare* so I feel like if I can pull it off myself I should. 
Thankfully the guest list isn't huge at all and definitely manageable  

so what I want to know is do any of you have budget friendly tips for bridal showers?  Decorations?  Food?  Venue?  Anything?  Anybody done this before?  Is there anything you wish you would've done differently?

1 comment:

Adam & Jasmine Zickefoose said...

With pinterest nowadays, you can make your pennies strectch very wide, lol! But really. Find cheap craft ideas for name tags, there are very fun games out there that you really don't need much for. I know there are games, such as "How well do you know the couple" or games for the bride, like, "How well do you know him" etc. I saw some of your cupcakes, you can make cheap desserts. The bridal shower can be done for so cheap. Really don't stress about it. Just take a day and search pinterest like a made women!!

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