Monthly Archives: September 2013


We’re starting to receive quotes from caterers, which includes items I didn’t even know I needed. Like tablecloths and napkins and extra furniture for gifts and cards and high top tables for cocktail hour and…. the list goes on and on.

What I have learned is that it is generally cheaper to rent these things then to buy them. For example, I can rent a fork for 50 cents. Can I buy a fork for 50 cents? Nope. I can’t. It’s just not possible. A plate? Cheaper to rent. Linens? Oh they are SO expensive to rent. But even more expensive to buy.

Until I found

This is my new mecca. Guess what I did? I managed to put together a package of all the linens I needed for under $300. Guess how much it is to rent? $600 plus. Also, renting means I can choose from a select number of colors. Now I can incorporate all my wedding colors, which makes my table design from drab to fab.

Take that party rental centers!!!

Engagement Photos

I last left you in August, as I attempted to not online shop. This went very well, and I saved a few hundred dollars…. until I started buying things for our engagement photo sessions (but not online!). Oops! But, now I haveĀ  makeup (did not own makeup before), a few new bangles and these AWESOME red pumps (which I successfully walked four miles in and only got one little blister).

We met our photographer (Mary Costa – you should really check her out, she’s awesome!) at Harvard Square at 7:30 am. This meant waking up at an ungodly hour to do hair, get dressed, and prep.

The session itself was a lot of fun, and Mary was great at directing us (which was very much needed given that James and I can be super awkward in photographs together!). I’m excited to share them and use a few for our save the dates (crafts project will be posted as soon as it’s revealed – so stay tuned!).