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I’ve got another simply savvy wedding here for you all the way from Belgium! This couple kept things simple in order to keep costs down, including only inviting 60 guests! They were able to splurge more on the food and beverage because they kept their guest list small. Hope you enjoy this lovely wedding- I adore the pink bouquet- so gorg! xoxo-Jessica

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Elena + Joaquin

September 1, 2012

Chateau Malou, Brussels, Belgium

What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget.

Around 10,000 Euros (around $13,000 USD)


How many guests did you have?

around 60


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

We made paper flowers to decorate the dance floor!


What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The venue itself was fairly inexpensive.


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

Give yourself at least a year advance if possible, you will have less stress :)


What was your biggest splurge?

I think my lace wedding dress– it was beautiful and so worth it!


What was your favorite detail?

My pink bouquet- so full and gorgeous!


What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Our first dance- such a special moment!



Venue: Chateau Malou, Dress: Papillion, Photogpraher: Kasia Skrzypek 

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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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  • Michelle

    This was a very simple and beautiful wedding! Nice!

  • Robe de mariée

    Gorgeous! I love absolutely everything about this wedding!

  • Rochii de mireasa

    This wedding is one of the most adorable I’ve ever seen. Hope they are still happy. xoxo