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Isaac and Amanda incorporated so many fun details into their wedding! The painted benches and the paper flower decor were the great, budget-savvy options for their barn wedding ceremony. And how cute is their reception decor? I love the kraft paper on the tables and the crayons in mason jars. And the wildflower centerpieces are beautiful and just perfect for the setting. Enjoy this Missouri barn wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Isaac + Amanda

June 13, 2015

Terra Bella Farm | Hatton, MO
Private Residence | Auxvasse, MO

What was your budget?

Our final budget was $4,726.

Tents: $1200

Cotton candy machine + sugar + cones: $350

Dress, veil, hair décor: $704

Shoes­: $48

Alterations: $120

Misc. attire: $131

Groom’s attire: $113

Invitations: $165 (ink and paper from Michaels, envelopes, postage, and thank you notes)

Cups, plates, and napkins: $200

A1 party rental: $305 (10 tables and 100 chairs)

Cake: $70 for supplies (cake was made by friend)

Paint for the benches: $90 (we painted the benches)

Kraft paper for tables: $31

Crayons and mason jars for crayons: $30

Sterno and food trays: $70

Catering: $650

Favors: $55

Speakers for music: $50

Servers: $150

Photographers: Gifted

Drinks: $100

Guest Book: $20

 

 

How many guests did you have?

We had about 30 people at the ceremony and 70 total at the reception. We bought enough food and place settings for 100 people.

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

We decided to do the brown paper and crayons for the table cloths. This decor not only saved on table cloths, but allowed guests to give their personal touch to the tables. The mason jar centerpieces had wild flowers and grasses from the surrounding area and were very last minute.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The biggest thing we did to save money was ask our family and friends for help. ­It really is all about who you know. We also did not have alcohol at our wedding. We did a lot of DIY for the invitations and decorations.

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

My advice is to start early planning the wedding and make sure you have a great support system to help see things through at the end so you don't have to stress.

What was your biggest splurge?

My biggest splurge was definitely on my wedding dress. I didn't think when I started I wanted to do a traditional wedding dress until I tried that dress on.

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail had to be how the wildflower centerpieces, paper table cloths, and mismatched place settings all came together for the reception.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

My most memorable moment of the day was holding my husband's hand when I reached him at the end of the aisle because all of the other things didn't matter when it came to that.

Vendors:

Photographer: Creative Event Studio • Rentals: A­1 Rental • Ceremony Venue: Terra Bella Farm • Caterer: Gerbes (local grocery store) • Wedding dress + alterations: Truly Bridal + Perfect Fit Alterations • Make Up: Divine Designs by Melissa

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