SO excited about this adorable colorful spring wedding I have to share with you today! I’m absolutely in love with the multicolored bridesmaids dresses, the amazing ribbon altar backdrop, and all the other adorable details. The couple was able to pull the wedding together for an amazing price as well! I know you will love this wedding as much as I do! xoxo – Jessica
Nick + Kelsey
March 23, 2014
Historic Ramsay Building in Joplin, MO
What was your wedding budget?
We spent roughly $3,500.
Dessert Bar- $400
Dress & alterations- $500
DIY Decorations- $300
Cash Bar- $250
I’m a hair stylist so my friends at the salon did hair and makeup as a gift. I have two talented friends who did photography as a wedding gift for me. My brother works for my uncle’s graphic design company and they did all my wedding stationery as a gift as well. That helped keep things cheaper!
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
I wanted my wedding to be bright and fun. A lot of people acted surprised I had more than two colors but I knew it would look beautiful in the venue.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
I had my wedding on a Sunday. The venue was cheaper & a lot of vendors didn’t charge as much because their time wasn’t as demanded compared to a Saturday. We also had the wedding & reception at the same place.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Don’t let other people tell you what you should do. It’s your day, no one else’s.
What was your biggest splurge?
We contemplated doing the food ourselves so we could save money. After doing the math & realizing how large the guest list was going to be we realized catering would be the best bet. We had a local restaurant cater and I’m so glad we did!
What was your favorite detail?
I loved my fabric back drop & that my bridesmaids all wore different colors.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Our first look! I am so impatient and waiting 8 months for Nick to see my dress killed me.
Venue- The Ramsay // Hair & Makeup- Salon 529 // Dress- & bow ties- TJ Formal // Alterations: Adornables // Catering- Chicken Annie’s //
Cake- Small Cakes // Photography: Anna Joy Reed & Kristen Hawkins Photography // Photobooth: Kristen Hawkins Photography // Wedding Stationary- Ryan Edwards at FMD Graphics // DJ- Chris Byler // Wedding Planner/organizer/dessert bar- Laura Holden