Monday, June 16, 2008


Like most brides, I do not have an enormous wedding budget at my disposal. Advice books all say that when you're on a budget, you've got to deploy your resources wisely by spending money on what's important to you.  Or, as a dear friend once told me, "Only do the things that will add to your joy."

After talking about this with Mr. C-Ville, we decided that we really wanted to provide little touches for our guests that would allow them to have a better time.  Not that we're not going to have good food (we are) and good music (bluegrass, of course), but we wanted to give people some memorable details that would make them smile.  I stumbled on this idea almost by accident, but once I found it, we knew it was perfect (photo credit Charlottesville-Albemarle County Convention and Visitors Bureau):

How great is it going to be when the trolley pulls up outside the guests' hotel, honking merrily away to get people on board?  As Mr. C-Ville says, "People love silly buses."  Of course, this addition to the budget means I probably won't get my beloved letterpress invitations, but I do think that our guests will enjoy the trolley more.  And that adds to my joy.

What are you splurging on?  What's important to you?


Blogger Bsam said...

I looked into doing this, but with the closeness from the church to the hotel to the reception site ( all under 1 mile, the reception and hotel is 1 block!) I couldnt get FI to agree to the added cost--but i LOVE LOVE the idea!!! you are going to get some amazing pictures! so cute!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

We're splurging on the food and the music, so everyone can fill their bellies and shake their groove thing!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Splurging on videography and photography, these are MUST HAVES for me!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 5:45:00 AM  

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