Me and my husband Matthew had been dating for a year and a half. We
were very much in love and had talked about marriage numerous times.
Matthew decide the only way he could make something of himself was to
join the army. He signed up on July 26 2002 and they were going to ship
him off in September 9 2002.
We decided to get married or we would never see each other again. He
wanted to go to the justice of the peace, that wasn't good enough for
me. I always dreamed of a big wedding. Being that we had no money saved
up and no time I gave in, I told him we would go to the justice of the
peace. When I told my sister what we were planning she disagreed and
encouraged me to have a small nice wedding. So we called about 15 places
looking for an inexpensive reception hall. Finally we found the Elks
Lodge in Carlisle Pa. Dimly lit, round tables, bar area, dance floor,
$10.00 a meal and two choices. It was perfect for a small wedding of
I informed my brides maids promptly and went shopping for dresses.
We found sophisticated semi-formal dresses at Express in the local mall
$40.00 a piece I also found my wedding gown at Kauffmans Wedding World
on the discontinued rack. Everything is working out perfectly. My sisters
boyfriend is going to be our photographer and my uncle is going to make
our wedding cake and my best friend who is my Maid on Honor is going
to by the flowers.
We decided to get married in my Mothers church the Newberrytown church
of God. The big day is August 31 2002. Who says you need a year to plan
a wedding when you have 4 weeks. We will have a nice beautiful wedding
just under $2000.00. I wanted to share my story with others who are
worried they won't be able to have a nice wedding due to lack of money