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Wedding Prep Two | MMP Wedding Photographer | Personal Post.

March 21, 2014

Wedding post #2 is just a great way for me to celebrate it being Friday! I’ve realized how fun it’s going to be for me to continue these posts + share what we are doing to make our day special + unique for us! As well as creative ways to save a little money along the way so that you can really invest in those things that are most important to you on your big day : )

As mentioned previously, my hope is that these posts would even inspire just one bride to unleash her creative side + include special elements in the planning of her wedding day!! You can do ANYTHING + it can be fun!! : ) So enjoy today’s post + of course, have an AMAZING weekend!! <3, M

These are swatches of the fabric that we are using for our table runners! We are having six, 32-foot-long communal tables at the reception, so this amazing sequence fabric will bring a lot of sparkle + glam to the reception! I found this fabric on Amazon for a fraction of the cost it was on the original website!! Additionally, we are cutting it ourselves (well, Caleb's grandma is cutting it for us!! hehe) : ) These are swatches of the fabric that we are using for our table runners! We are having six, 32-foot-long communal tables at the reception, so this amazing sequence fabric will bring a lot of sparkle + glam to the reception! I found this fabric on Amazon for a fraction of the cost it was on the original website!! Additionally, we are cutting it ourselves (well, Caleb’s grandma is cutting it for us!! hehe) : ) As photographers, we wanted to find ways to include PHOTOS in our day! One of those ways is the guestbook. Guests will take As photographers, we wanted to find ways to include PHOTOS in our day! One of those ways is the guestbook. Guests will take “selfies” throughout the cocktail hour/reception that we will develop later on + paste next to the note they leave us in the guestbook : )

I got these cameras on Amazon as well for SO CHEAP (from The Camera Depot) compared to buying them at Walgreens, etc. Then I added a little sparkly ribbon for that lovely golden touch!!  P.S. Target doesn't even sell disposable cameras anymore! Definitely a thing of the past ... ; )  I got these cameras on Amazon as well for SO CHEAP (from The Camera Depot) compared to buying them at Walgreens, etc. Then I added a little sparkly ribbon for that lovely golden touch!!  P.S. Target doesn’t even sell disposable cameras anymore! Definitely a thing of the past … ; )

I also decided to make our guest book since everything I was finding online seemed to be a little too pricey for us. I bought a simple scrapbook album on sale at Michael's as well as some plain scrapbook paper (also on sale!) to create the look we were going for. Yes, the work may be a tiny bit tedious, but if I do 5 pages per day, it won't take that long + will be oh so worth it! Our graphic designer + friend, Sam Kachel, will also be drawing some florals on the cover to really pull the guest book together + have it match the rest of the signage at the wedding! She is mazing.  I also decided to make our guest book since everything I was finding online seemed to be a little too pricey for us. I bought a simple scrapbook album on sale at Michael’s as well as some plain scrapbook paper (also on sale!) to create the look we were going for. Yes, the work may be a tiny bit tedious, but if I do 5 pages per day, it won’t take that long + will be oh so worth it! Our graphic designer + friend, Sam Kachel, will also be drawing some florals on the cover to really pull the guest book together + have it match the rest of the signage at the wedding! She is mazing. I used the back of a 4x6 picture frame to trace where guests' photos will go + also to draw the lines for the spots to leave us a note : )  I used the back of a 4×6 picture frame to trace where guests’ photos will go + also to draw the lines for the spots to leave us a note : )

Aaaaaaannndd, without giving TOO much away, these may be some of the bridesmaid dresses ..... !!!! ; )  Aaaaaaannndd, without giving TOO much away, these may be some of the bridesmaid dresses ….. !!!! ; )

This gift I received from my good friend, Emily, is simply amazing. I just had to share for future brides! It's the perfect  This gift I received from my good friend, Emily, is simply amazing. I just had to share for future brides! It’s the perfect “bridal emergency kit”. So tiny + cute, but STUFFED with everything you could ever need on your day–I mean, the thing has earring backs!! (Plus it matches our color scheme!!!!!). You can find them at Francesa’s.

Finally, I thought I'd share how I'm keeping organized during this whole process because it really can be so simple! One accordion folder with different categories (receipts, invoices, registry info, to-do lists, etc.!!). All in one place, all the time : )  Finally, I thought I’d share how I’m keeping organized during this whole process because it really can be so simple! One accordion folder with different categories (receipts, invoices, registry info, to-do lists, etc.!!). All in one place, all the time : )

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