Christi & Trevor’s Do-It-Together Wedding by Meg Keene Christi wrote me this week about her amazing super budget wedding. Their wedding philosophy was “If we didn’t know someone who could do it, it didn’t get done.” Since Christi and Trevor are lucky enough to have a circle of super talented friends and family, not only did it get done, it got done with some serious style. In keeping with our conversation on budget wedding dresses, Christi got her stunning dress and her husbands suit on ebay for $75 each! Christi is a floral designer, so she did all of their flowers herself. She said if she could do it all over again, she would probably have asked for more help with the flowers, so she could have had tons of them. (I love this philosophy by the way: ask for help, and then ask for more help. That’s the old school for-real-traditional way. Vendors are not traditional, after all.) They had a small morning park wedding, surrounded by close family. I love this picture, because for me, it sums up what really matters in a wedding. Are your loved ones by your side? That’s all you need. The evening reception was hosted in a local ballroom that they got for next to nothing with work connections. A former co-worked made an organic cake for the couple. Christi said that they friends and family helped with everything: dipping chocolate covered strawberries for the reception, setting up and tearing down, doing the brides hair and makeup, and even donating photography services. I love this! Not only did it save the couple piles of money, but more importantly, it let their community support them as they made a important public commitment… which is really the whole point. And off they go into the sunset. Congratulations Christi and Trevor! My your wedding be the first of many many happy days in a long life together. Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.