Step 1: (How did we do anything before the internet?) We scoured the internet for ideas. We googled DIY weddings, BBQ weddings, Purple and Green Weddings. I created a file for photos of ideas we might be able to use and a favorites file for sites to come back too.
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We also decided to use mason jars for the centerpieces. Much of the wedding theme came from the mason jars-Something Simple Made Elegant.
We later decided to rent tables and here's our end result:
The wedding was at Sunset and when the candles were lit everything looked so beautiful and guests said they really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We didn't have arranged seating, if we had and had another month, we would have added tags with twine to the jars.
Other ways we saved money- by renting a wedding gown rather than owning one. A relative took over the BBQing duties. We did the food ourselves. We set up a photo download table and had a wedding photo scavenger hunt. (We really did get some great photos)