I’ve been writing about weddings in one form or other for years as a freelance writer, and I had no qualms about peddling $25,000 weddings until I got engaged myself. Suddenly, with no indulgent parents in sight, the $25,000 “average” wedding was RIDICULOUS! The $5,000 photographer, the $1,500 invitation designs – are you Kidding Me?
And then, nine days after my dear fiancé put the ring on my finger, I spoke with a wedding planner. A pro. A woman who had done nearly one-thousand weddings over the span of my entire lifetime. And she said something I’ll never forget:
“You can’t have a decent wedding for under thirty-thousand dollars.”
That’s when shock turned to anger, and festering resentment turned to
So here I am folks. Determined to be a Rogue Bride and have my dream wedding for $15,000 or less. That’s half the price of a “decent” wedding, and I’m going for better than decent.
Here is the story of my Rogue Wedding and all the cost-saving strategies I’m finding or creating along the way. Join me. Join us. Because this Rebellion won’t work with just one Bride.
Rogue Bride Now Taking Real Wedding Submissions, Awesome Ideas, and Rants
Rogue Bride is about the attitude of the bride. It’s about her resilience in the face of misbehaving guests and family; it’s about her triumphing over low budgets and media expectations; it’s about her ability to throw a kick-ass wedding in spite of resistance. I sum this up with a publishing policy that requests “Bad-assitude” from all submissions. If you are a Bride, Groom, Photographer or Vendor – hit me up. Rogue Bride is now officially taking Real Rogue Weddings. Click here for the details, then email me at RogueBride (at) yahoo (dot) com.
If you’re a vendor and have some awesome ideas for crafts, flowers, accessories, decor – whateva’ – that don’t fit the current mold, let me know. I’d love to hear your ideas that buck the trends or put a fun spin on them. Not sure if you’re Rogue? Email me anyway, because I bet you are.
Advertisers Gone Rogue
I’m working on creating a nice concise little write-up for potential advertisers, but until then, suffice it to say that I’m excited to work with people who are committed to sane prices and helping brides pull off gorgeous weddings. Bad-Assitude is a plus, and candor is a must. Talk to me about advertising on the blog, sponsored posts (which will be clearly marked as such), or sponsoring an episode of The Bridal Kool-Aid Cocktail Hour. I can be reached through Rogue email at RogueBride (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Note from Rogue Bride: If you see an image on here and think “hey, that’s mine!” My apologies. It’s not always easy to figure out which photos are ok to use, and which aren’t in this crazy online world. I’m happy to attribute photos appropriately and link them back to your website, and I love watermarks. Giving credit where credit is due is important to me. So instead of getting snippy (it happens far too often), just leave a comment on the post in question and we’ll fix it up real nice.