Tag: barter

Our fairytale $24K wedding for $11K, er $790, er $265, er $205

UPDATE: for a pictorial take on the day, head here. It’s been a week and a half since we became Mr. & Mrs.; I am still yawning, eating leftovers, and struggling to work more than two hours a day. The wedding was everything we wanted. And a few things we didn’t. It was a fairytale and truly Read more…

Why I may be naked or in a red jumpsuit at my wedding

May 2012 – engaged in Asheville, NC. Why I wind up with three rings. Summer 2012 – kinda not-really start wedding planning. Really, just write a blog post about our big wedding wish. Fall 2012 – discouraged by the ‘perfect’ venue not falling in our laps and none of the options being exactly what we wanted. Read more…

This couple created such goodness for me, considering naming my first born after them

As you may know, we’re trying to be as green, economical, win-win, low-stress, local, and comfortable as possible for our September 1st wedding, going the barter route. It’s going swimmingly (check out the updates!). The first people to jump on our bartership-wagon were Architects turned Paper-Goodness Gods husband and wife team Amanda and Tony of Spilled Read more…

What seven minutes on Twitter can get you

April 22nd – After ridiculous, “is this really happening?” success creating an almost 100% bartered-wedding, I decided to see what seven minutes on Twitter could do. We’re batting almost 1.000 with local folks we know, from friends to acquaintances, so I was curious to see what’d happen with corporate cold-call shout-outs so to speak.   Some Read more…