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Melissa + Dave

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

Mesa, AZ  |  Red Mountain Ranch Country Club

  

What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget– rough estimates are fine!

$15,000 was our budget:

  • 7,500 for the food and venue
  • 1000 for photography
  • 1000 for flowers
  • 1000 for dress
  • 1000 for DJ
  • 200 for invitations
  • 500 for favors
  • 500 for wedding cake
  • Incidentals

 

 

How many guests did you have?     

70

 

 

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

 Favors were little potted plants with quotes we liked on them about growing.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Doing the flowers ourselves.  We ordered flowers from Costco and had them delivered two days before.  This gave them time to open up and be beautiful for the day of the wedding

 

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Only invite people who are truly important and keep it simple.  Anything you argue about probably isn’t worth doing.

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

We didn’t need to splurge!

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

Loved having all the family give speeches about us at the wedding.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Being with friends and family

 

 

VENDORS

Photographer:  Brian Minson Wedding Photography  //  Cake Designer: Let Them Eat Cake  //  Event Venue: Red Mountain Ranch Country Club  //  Officiant:Rev Amy Miller  //  Flowers: Costco  

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • Melissa
    • June 12th, 2014

    I have a question about making your own flowers. I want to do that to but have a hard time seeing when I would have time to make them- When did you make yours and how long did they last?

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