Being a bride is competitive business. Either you are practical or designer, DIY or purchased, budget or expensive.
I did not fit in to any of these bride categories.
Yes I spent money on my wedding. Yes I spent a lot on food, photographer and location. But this made me happy. My food was amazing, my pictures make me smile and I wouldn't have had my wedding any where else. Does this make my wedding Expensive?
I made my own centerpieces, skipped wedding cake for cheaper and yummier cookies, didn't have favors and bought our own booze. Does this make my wedding Budget?
We hired a hot dog cart, a Mariachi band in addition to the DJ AND a bagpiper. I had our invitations custom designed. Does this make me un-practical?
My friend was my wedding coordinator, my uncle performed the ceremony and the bridesmaids picked out their own dresses. Does this make us DIY and eclectic?
We refused to do a cake-cutting, bouquet toss, garter toss or money dance. Does this make us anti-establishment?
We had a father-daughter dance, we read from Corinthians and didn't write our own vows. Does this make us cookie-cutter?
This makes it MY wedding. (Okay OUR wedding.)
Seriously brides...take an effing breathe and stop trying to pigeon hole each other. If you believe that by only inviting 900 people you are being practical-then you ARE being practical. Do what you want, have the wedding you want and live the life you want.