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Lindsey and Chris created a beautiful and fun wedding on budget of $9K for their 125 guests. I love how they incorporated Lindsey's great, great grandmother's mason jars into their reception decor.  They kept their flowers lovely and simple, and used beautiful tree slabs for their centerpieces. Enjoy today's rustic wedding with antique details! xoxo, Jessica

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Lindsey + Chris

October 11, 2014

Granite Falls NC  |  Club Cola

 

 

What was your budget? 

I did not have a set budget total. I used sensible intentions when looking for a dress, vendors, etc. based on what I knew my parents and I could afford. We spent just more than $9,000 all together.

Dress and Accessories: $1500

Venue:$650 (with spent an additional $200 for glass bottle beverages)

Wedding Planner: $750

Photographer: $3000

DJ and Video: $500

Food: $1,300

Decorations- $200

Bridal Party Clothing:$600

Cake: $350

Flowers (through wedding planner):$250

 

 

How many guests did you have?

We had around 125 guests.

 

 

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

I wanted a vintage simplistic feel. I used antique blue mason jars that were handed down from my great, great grandmother. We used my mother’s antique jar for a honeymoon fund and my great grandmother’s suitcase for cards. Each table also had our engagement pictures on them.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We weighted out the pros and cons of each option. For example we decided to go with a wedding planner because they provided the tablecloths and just to rent the tablecloths would have been over half of what they charged.

 

 

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

Figure out what is priority at your wedding and don’t stress or spend a lot on the little details that do not mean a lot to you.

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

Our biggest splurge was our photographer, which I think was the most important aspect of the wedding.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

Personal touches here and there. The tables with the antique mason jars and our pictures. Also the low lighting of the venue made a very nice effect.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

How happy I was to celebrate with my family and friends and that my husband actually danced one fast song! Also how smooth everything ran.

 

 

VENDORS 

Photographers: The Burks Photography • Wedding Planner: The Perfect Day • Dress: Mori Lee • Bride's Shoes: TOMS • DJ and Video: Black Tie Entertainment • Venue: Club Cola • Food: Woodlands BBQ • Cake: Cake!

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