Today is exactly one year away from our wedding! 5/1/2021
We all know the saying: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” And if you haven’t heard it, now you have. This is an old saying for what a bride should wear at her wedding for good luck.
Well, this little rhyme came into my head when my wedding planning book arrived. I can’t wear it to my wedding, but it does hit the four criteria: it’s, old because it’s already been used; new, because it was just written 2 years ago, and it’s new to me; borrowed, because I will most likely give it away after the wedding; and blue, because there’s blue in the design on the cover! Is that a sign of good luck, or what??
I decided to go with a used copy because this is the kind of book that’s useful for a brief period of time, and then you give it away. I know that I’ll definitely give it away after my wedding, so its usefulness will just increase in the hands of every bride-to-be. I also want to use Thriftbooks again in the future. Why buy New when you can buy Used – Very Good? Save another copy from being made, and save some money too!! That’s how zero-waste-thinking works
I’m excited to start planning things out for real now, because now I have a guide on how to handle all the planning and save money at the same time. I do not have the kind of budget that a typical wedding “requires”. I already have many ideas for how to make this as affordable, sustainable, and simple as possible. It hasn’t been on my mind much lately, but now I can start making some purchases and decisions! I’ve been back and forth about even having a full-on wedding. But now that I have this book and a schedule I can follow, I think I’m going to give it a shot.
[When searching for this image, Google surprised me with the perfect description of what I’m going for: “rustic bohemian sunflower wedding”. Yup!]