Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Is a paperless wedding possible?
Its very exciting, I actually did a wee dance. However, when you look at doing a marriage, the costs seem to go sky high, its crazy. So like any good girl, I'm cutting as many corners as I can, after all its fun, but shouldn't really cost the earth. Unfortunately we're already at over £1000 and no ones out of their pj's or even fed yet! Life it seems, is expensive.
So we're organising so much of this ourselves, the forest will do the splendid autumn colour thing, so all we need to do is get to grips with feeding folks, putting on the entertainment, which is all great fun. I might even have found a suitable frock for wearing with wellies, from a local charity shop.
Ever tried to organise an event like this without paper? I'm discovering its really not very easy.
OK so to stick to the principles we've had to get rid of paperwork/paper for...............
Celebrant (Humanist) organisation - by email
Venue contract/organsing - by email
Invitations, RSVP's etc (we've done it all online, postcodes and all)
Order of service (Blackboard)
Confetti - lovely Aunty C and her rose garden petals are a-drying as we speak.
Napkins (Recycled cotton, handmade by yet to be assigned 'wedding slaves')
What am I forgetting? The photo's are the only compromise, a lovely chum is doing us a lovely candid album - photo's are not quite paper.........
As the NTS venue we've chosen has sent us a wad of a contract by paper in the post - I'm thinking that we can probably wear that - they do grow an exceptional amount of trees. And, I'll use my copy to make lots of notes on.
Ever organised an event trying to be 'green'? It seems there's so much where its hard to compromise and even harder to stick to a suitable budget and your 'no waste' intentions.
Its also hard finding the right colour, length and suitable Rock God material for your betrothed 'Wellie-Fest Cape'.
And, 'I'm' the brideasaurus..................:)
Hoping, probably rather naively, we can host a paper-free, (?waste free?) event.
Start as you mean to go on after all.
I'm sure you'll hear more about the wellie-fest activities as I try and get to grips with them all, be warned!