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Today's bride describes herself as a country girl at heart, and her wedding is proof of that! I love all of the rustic details and the turquoise color scheme with a pop of coral! And how sweet is their simple white cake with the burlap ribbon? Enjoy this country chic wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Meghan + Ryan

April 17, 2015

Princeton, Texas  |  1899 Farmhouse

 

What was your budget?

Our wedding budget was $20,000.

Wedding dress: $800

Veil: $120

Belt: $300

Photographer: $600

DJ/Lighting: $500

Venue: $4000 (included fireworks, linens, decorations)

Rhudys BBQ: $1,600

Flowers: $1,000

 

How many guests did you have?

We had about 65 guests.

 

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

I was born and raised in a very small town in East Texas and I am a country girl at heart, so I wanted my wedding to be a chic and rustic wedding.

 

Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?

The majority of my decorations were DIY. My wedding planner and I painted over 100 mason jars of all different sizes and she made all of the signs and just added so much more then I could have imagined DIYing my wedding.

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

I looked for deals on everything we bought. My wedding dress was on sale, and because of my savings I was able to add a belt and have professional alterations. A lot of my decorations came from Hobby Lobby and we only bought decorations when they were on sale.

 

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

Start as soon as you get engaged. First thing you need to do is find your venue, save the date and find your wedding dress.

 

What was your biggest splurge?

My biggest splurge would have to be on our wedding and groom's cake.

 

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail would have to be when I walked into our reception and it was breathtakingly beautiful so much more then I could have ever imagined.

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

When we started to leave our reception, everyone was lined up with sparklers and half way down my husband leaned me back and kissed me and the fireworks went off. That was the most memorable moment of my entire day.

 

VENDORS 

Photography: Brandi McComb Photography • Venue: 1899 Farmhouse • Flowers: Lana’s House of Flowers • Wedding Planner: Danielle Rankin (no website) • Favors: Popcorn from Sweet and Salty • Catering: Rudy’s BBQ • Bakery: Say It With Sugar • DJ & Lighting: ET Sound Mobile DJ • Hair Stylist: Maggie Blevins • Makeup Artist: Ashli Harrison • Bridesmaids Dresses: Bealls • Wedding Gown Designer: Allure • Bridal Shop: Terry Costa • Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Ariat Jeans and Shirts from Sheplers

 

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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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