|My Engagement Ring|
The biggest expense so far has been my dress. It was $99.99, with no taxes (hurray for used items!). However, I AM planning on altering the dress, and for that purpose, I've bought three yards of a simple, white ribbon from Wal-Mart. At 33 cents a yard, that's $1.07. I also picked up some fabric at $1.50 a yard to use for table overlays. It's beautiful, and worth every penny, even if there was only 7 yards of it. That was $11.37.
I've also paid for some tea candles for the reception decor. We got these at a steal, 1 cent for three glass holders. We bought 8 packages, so that was $.09 for 24 beautiful glass holders. I paid more for the orange colored, pumpkin scented tea candles to go inside, which were $3.79. Oh, and I have my shoes for the day of, which were on sale at Payless. I paid $7.58 for them.
In total, that makes $123.89 that I've spent so far. Some other things I am definitely using at my wedding that I didn't pay for include origami paper for the cranes; I had some sheets of actual origami paper already, and the rest have been hand dyed using computer printer paper and ink I already own. I also have art programs on my computer that I've used to design my invitations, board games that I'll be borrowing from family and friends, music that I already own and have on my computer/MP3 player (which I also already own), and small holiday lights if I wind up using them.
It's also worth noting that my engagement ring isn't included in this price; as I've said before, I'm not counting it in the wedding budget. Mostly because I don't know or want to know exactly how much it was. But I'm glad I can finally show off the picture to everybody! I don't intend to use the wedding band that came with it, but I'll share more about that later.