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FAL-WIN 2016

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8 F a l l | W i n t e r B R I D E STAFF WEDDINGS My husband and I paid for our entire wedding by ourselves, so being on a "beer budget" with "champagne taste" was defnitely a struggle. We defnitely had to prioritize what was most important to us. For example, the reception was held at the Seelbach and we had beautiful linens and decor, but it broke my heart to serve fnger sandwiches for dinner! We spent money on the best DJ/emcee in town, but only had complimentary beer and wine at the bar. While limited, the booze was at least plentiful, and still today folks tell me that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Nobody remembers those damn fnger sandwiches. Mandy Wood, advertising account executive Getting the groom to promise to show up. Julie B. Crutcher, business director The worst part was the bridesmaids' dresses. I had nine bridesmaids in my late-spring wedding, and I contracted a local seamstress/designer to make simple, strapless, knee-length A-line dresses. She didn't have them ready until a week before my wedding and they were ALL TOO SMALL and completely unwearable. We started to frantically shop — but do you know how hard it is to fnd nine matching pale-pink dresses in various sizes (from a 14 to a 2) right after Oaks? Target and their overnight shipping saved me. My awesome wedding party totally hated the dresses but nobody complained until after I was good and married. Elizabeth Myers, contributing writer The entire thought of planning a wedding is too stressful for me. That is why I didn't have one! We just had my husband's uncle (who is a minister) marry us at my husband's childhood home. Super chill — just the way I wanted it. Lindsay Flint, advertising production coordinator I don't miss having to pretend to care about all those little details. For example: Mother of the bride (on phone with Bri): "I think we should have strawberries on the salad." Bri (to me): "Is it OK if we include strawberries on the salad?" Me: "[Expletive deleted.]" Josh Moss, editor The best part of planning my wedding was choosing to get married on a Thursday. It saved a chunk of money on the location fee alone, plus it was easy to secure venders in a six- month window. Every vendor I called was free on a Thursday. It took so much stress of the whole event! Amanda Jeftinija, product stylist and foral designer What was the best or worst part about planning your wedding? louisvillepalace.com

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