The Budget Savvy Bride » $10k wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com Budget Wedding Blog : Beautiful Weddings Without Breaking the Bank Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Southern lodge wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/southern-lodge-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/southern-lodge-wedding/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:58 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31312 I just love this lodge wedding! The bride gave a super thorough budget breakdown for you all to check out – I hope it inspires you! This wedding looks like so much fun, it makes me wish I’d been a guest! Hope you enjoy this lovely southern fall lodge wedding! xoxo Jessica  Amber + Erik […]

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I just love this lodge wedding! The bride gave a super thorough budget breakdown for you all to check out – I hope it inspires you! This wedding looks like so much fun, it makes me wish I’d been a guest! :) Hope you enjoy this lovely southern fall lodge wedding! xoxo Jessica
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 Amber + Erik

September 14, 2013

Barn at Valhallah in Chapel Hill

What was your wedding budget?

*$3,000 – venue for all day Friday-Sunday at 2 pm. More than we wanted to spend, but we needed the space, wanted outdoors, and needed a place that would allow us to bring in our own alcohol.

Included:

  • chairs/tables for 130, but they made our 160 work.
  • upstairs area for getting ready with 4 showers, 4 bathroom stalls, and 4 sinks
  • upstairs area for 16 people to sleep – bunk beds/pull out couches for others and then 1 king bed in a private room for the bride/groom

*$2,200 – catererd bbq buffet for 160 people (including tip for servers)

Included:

  • 9 hours of service from 3 people
  • 2 meats, 3 sides, hush puppies, tea, lemonade, plates and napkins — it was absolutely delicious.
  • Servers set up, bartended for us, served the buffet, cleaned up, cut the cake, helped take down tables, etc — anything we wanted for that 9 hours
  • vegetarian lasagna

*$600 – my dress including alterations (only needed a bustle), but my mom paid 1/2, so I spent $300.

*$150 for my hair and makeup

*$20 for my veil

*$6 for my headband

*$30 for my shoes, that I’ll wear all the time again :)

*$800 – his suit, including tailoring, tie and new white shirt (he can wear forever)

*$120 – tablecloths to fit the venues tables (have since sold for $80)

*$80 – cake and cake stands/pretty things for the table (a friend made our “actual wedding cake” and then we bought 2 sheet cakes…another friend made turnovers and another friend made the cookies)

*~300 (maybe 350?) on all decorations. But LOOOOTS of time

Includes:

  • spray paint for the bottles
  • flowers in the bottles and bouquets (bought on super clearance)
  • picture frames I bought, stained, and made into chalkboard signs
  • the chalkboard paint
  • the plywood for the signs I made
  • yarn and glue for the yarn lanterns
  • paper/sticks/glue/etc for the pinwheels
  • cake topper clothespin that was then painted by a friend
  • card boxes

*$300 – our DJ…the brother of a friend

*400 – our pint glass favors, with the family crest etched in them

*$1,300 for our photographers.

Included:

  • 10 hours with 2 photogs
  • 300 edited photos
  • every other photo they took, too, on disk
  • rights to all photos

*$150 for my hair and makeup

*$520 – wine and liquor

Included:

  • 6 cases of wine (3 red, 3 white). Not all of which was drank so we have leftover to use in the coming months
  • booze to make a 5 gallon keg of Long Island Iced Tea

*???? — beer. We had 8 friends, the groom, and groom’s father all brew for the wedding. We had 95 gallons of homebrew that we didn’t really pay for – they were gifts to us.

*$150ish (we didn’t pay for this, it was a gift from his parents) Save the dates (magnets)/our awesome i’m totally in love with invitations /day of programs (heres the back of them - all from Vistaprint.

*$400 (again we didnt pay – was a gift) – shuttle to/from hotel for guests so nobody was drunk driving. Includes tip.

That’s all around $9k+, but less than 10k…WAY more than I had ever thought we’d spend but way less than I thought we’d get away with once we started getting into it and wanted that many people and a huge party. We had 160 guests and an absolute blast!

 VENDORS

Photography: Hartman Outdoor Photography  //  Venue: Barn at Valhallah in Chapel Hill

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California Budget Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/california-budget-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/california-budget-wedding/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=33076 I’ve got such a fun and lovely wedding to share with you that’s just *so* pretty, you’ll hardly believe it was done on a budget! I love the classic styling, the incredible DIY bouquet, the adorable ring shots and the simply stunning photography by Peterson Design and Photography. Hope you enjoy this California budget wedding […]

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I’ve got such a fun and lovely wedding to share with you that’s just *so* pretty, you’ll hardly believe it was done on a budget! I love the classic styling, the incredible DIY bouquet, the adorable ring shots and the simply stunning photography by Peterson Design and Photography. Hope you enjoy this California budget wedding as much as I did!! xoxo Jessica

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Ruth + Daniel

April 11, 2014.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, at the venue Hidden Oaks.

What was your wedding budget?

We had a very tight budget and knew we didn’t want to (couldn’t) spend more than $10,000.

First we booked the venue for $3,000. Then the florist for $800. We bought all of our favors for $150. We booked our wonderful photographers for $800 (this price includes what we paid for our engagement session). Next we booked our caterer for $2,000. Our cake was $500. We didn’t have a DJ for the reception, only the ceremony and that was $175. And we got linens, plates, silverware and glassware from a family friend, not our caterer for $250. My hair and makeup artists were referred to me by my florist so I got a discounted price of $140 for both services. We bought all the material to DIY our invitations, guest books, candy bags, and rice throwers but I can’t remember exact prices.

How many guests did you have?

We ended up having around 120 guests present.

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

Our wedding day was full of details I had created and thought of either through online inspiration or my own imagination. My sister made my bouquet out of fabric from my mother’s wedding dress. An amazing keepsake and saved money on my bouquet. I printed little stickers with our names to go on the bottom of the Hershey’s Kisses candies. I made our guest books on my own. I had our caketopper custom made to fit our lovebirds theme. I also made our invitations, RSVP cards, and maps. My crafty sister calligraphed the invitations for me.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Saving money wherever we could took extra effort but worked. It just meant I had to be more creatively involved. I bought a lot of the details, accessories, and material needed directly from the LA fashion district. We made the conscious, and very personal decision, to not have dancing at the reception. For many reasons this made sense, among which: we don’t know how to dance, we didn’t want to pay for extra time just for dancing, and DJ’s are expensive. We just had huge speakers playing music from a playlist I had made with our favorite songs. I made as many of the details (invitations, guest books, stickers) as I could and my sister (maid of honor) helped sooo much). I didn’t buy anything from wedding websites or wedding stores unless I knew I wouldn’t find it anywhere else. This saved me sooo much money, especially on the favors (they were lovebird salt and pepper shakers, I paid $1.20 per set when online they were being sold for $3 a set).

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

Advice…decide from the beginning how much, if anything, you want to DIY. Know that your budget will vary accordingly and accept that. Also, do your research with vendors and don’t assume they will all quote you the same price. We interviewed 3 florists before we found someone that would work within our budget. And didn’t quote us for $3000 when we said we couldn’t spend more than $1000. We called, emailed, and interviewed many photographers before we found Peterson Design and Photography . They were within our budget, had an outstanding portfolio, and we got along perfectly. So never settle on a crummy vendor, you should love the people in whose hands you are placing your wedding day.

What was your biggest splurge?

Probably the moment of memory for my husband’s father who passed away last year. We bought 100 balloons and released them in his memory. That put us out a little bit of money and wasn’t a necessary expense but it was sooo worth it.

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail was my bouquet. So unique and will be with me forever.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

My most memorable moment is hard. And while I want to say “our vows”, I’m going to say the moment when my brother serenaded us on the saxophone right after our vows. It was so beautiful and perfect to be able to savor those moments right after we promised ourselves to each other with a beautiful melody playing, it felt like being in a movie.

VENDORS

Photographers: Peterson Design and Photography  //  Florist: Irises Designs  //  Caterer: Gwen Marlowe Catering  //  Makeup and Hair: Martha Castro  //  Ceremony DJ: Randy Sinner  //  Cake: Dolce Cafe and Bakery  //  Venue: Hidden Oaks  //  Linens, China, Silverware, etc: JJ Party Supplies

 

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Rustic Chic DIY Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/rustic-chic-diy-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/rustic-chic-diy-wedding/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:00:10 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=33788 I just *know* y’all are gonna love this gorgeous rustic chic DIY wedding I’ve got for you today!! The details are stunning and the decor is to die for! Love that the couple served BBQ to keep costs down – plus, it’s delicious. Devour the loveliness below and tell me your favorite parts in the […]

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I just *know* y’all are gonna love this gorgeous rustic chic DIY wedding I’ve got for you today!! The details are stunning and the decor is to die for! Love that the couple served BBQ to keep costs down – plus, it’s delicious. Devour the loveliness below and tell me your favorite parts in the comments. xoxo – Jessica

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Brittney + Arron

June 8, 2013

Monroe, NC  |  Morning Glory Farm

 

What was your wedding budget?

We kept our budget right around $10,000.

Venue, food & drinks — $5,400

Photography, Videography, Photobooth — $2,200

Decorations, invitations, wedding favors, bridal party gifts, etc. — $1000

Flowers and Cake — $800

Wedding Rehearsal –$500

Horse drawn carriage — $250

Our families helped out with some of the bigger expenses.  Anything they didn’t help with, we made sure we could pay for in cash,  leaving no debt at the end of the day.

 

 

How many guests did you have?

120

 

 

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

One of our favorite memories from the ceremony was using the kneeling bench that Arron and our brother-in-law made from scrap wood that we found on the side of the road.   We had communion with each other, instead of lighting a candle or pouring sand.  Our faith is the biggest part of our relationship, and was a priority to incorporate it in.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We shopped around for sales, and or used coupons at all of the craft stores. We found free materials and crafted our own decorations instead of purchasing them.

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

Try and plan ahead to get as many things checked off the “to-do list” as early as you can.  A lot of the “little details” can add up quickly towards the end.

What was your biggest splurge?

The photobooth rental.  It was really fun, and worth having the hilarious photos of our guest.

What was your favorite detail?

The simplicity and tranquility that Morning Glory Farm offers.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

We both agree, the moment when we saw each other for the first time, while walking down the aisle.

 

 

VENDORS

Photography: Christopher Bell Photography  //  Venue: Morning Glory Farm  //   Flowers: The Petal Shoppe of Monroe  //  Videographer: Whitewash Films  //  Photobooth: InFocus Photo Booth   //  Catering: Jim & Nicks BBQ of Concord, NC   //  Cupcakes: Bethany Greer – Gift of Life Cupcakes

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I thought this sweet, romantic pink wedding was perfect for the week of Valentine’s Day! I absolutely love that the couple chose a non-traditional venue! The  ampitheatre gives all of their guests a unique view of the ceremony- so fun! And how cute is their cupcake tower? So sweet! Hope you enjoy this lovely budget wedding, with gorgeous photos by Brittany Anderson Photography! xoxo – Jessica

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 Jeff + Ashley 

June 02, 2012

VA Ampitheatre  |  Clarksburg, WV

 

 

What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget– rough estimates are fine!

 

Wedding

Venue – VA Ampitheatre $250

Flowers – Blooms Florist Bridgeport, WV $800

Decorations were done by the mother of the bride

Brittany Anderson Photography $3200

 

Reception

Clarksburg 4H Center – $600

DJ – Family Friend

Decorating – Michael Romeo $1000

Food – Jimmys Diner $2000

Cake- Gift

Shabby Chic – Desert Buffet

 

Dress $1700 Mori Lee (House of Fashion Bridgeport, WV)

Shoes $80 Aldo’s 

All in all, about $10,000 was spent!

 

 

How many guests did you have?     

275

 

 

 

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

Jeff and I are both in ministry so we incorporated that into the ceremony with singing, scripture reading, and my pastor gave a brief devotion before we said I do. Also instead of doing candle lighting, we took dirt from our parents properties and our property where were building our home and mixed it together, symbolizing a good foundation.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Used what resources we had: family and friends!

 

 

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

Don’t stress over what other people want for you. It’s your day and all about you as a couple. So let it be just that!

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

The photography. You only do this once. Memories are priceless.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

The wedding ceremony itself was lovely. I loved the music, flowers, country decorating, scripture reading, dirt ceremony, and poem written by my previous pastor who was there when I was born.  Every aspect was so personal.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day 

When my pastor said you may now kiss your bride. I was finally a Mrs!

 

 

VENDORS 

Photographer:  Brittany Anderson Photography  //  Event Venue:Harrison County 4H center  //  Venue: VA Ampitheatre Clarksburg, WV  //  Florist: Blooms Florist  //  Photography: Brittany Anderson Photography   //  Catering: Jimmys Diner, Shinnston WV  //  Shabby Chic, Shinnston WV  //  Dress: House of Fashion, Bridgeport, WV  //  Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

 

 

 

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I think you’ll really like this purple wedding! Super sweet details that are personal to the couple who are into reading and photography– love how they incorporated their interests into the decor on their wedding day! I’m always a huge fan of outdoor weddings – natural light is the best for photographs and Kbattle photography did a lovely job capturing this couple’s day!  Be sure to read the bride’s advice and wisdom for how they were able to pull of this lovely wedding for $10k! xoxo – Jessica

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Angie + Quinn 

June 2, 2013

Minneapolis, MN  |  Lyndale Park Peace Garden and Columbia Manor

 

 

What was your budget? 

 

Our budget was $10,000. And we did a pretty good job staying within that budget and paid it off as we went! No wedding debt after the wedding!

 Rough estimates:

 

Dress, with alterations – $600

Ceremony site – $200

Chair rental for ceremony – $400

Reception site – about $1,000

Catering, servers and bar – $3,500

DJ/Photobooth – $2,000

Photographer – $1,300

Flowers – $200

Cake – $500

Centerpieces and decorations – $50

 

How many guests did you have?     

 117

 

 

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

 I’m a photographer and my husband is an avid bookworm, so we incorporated those personal touches into our decorations. I combined my vintage camera collection with books gathered from thrift stores to create centerpieces. It was very inexpensive, had a lot of character and looked great! We carried the photo and book theme throughout the reception site with book picture frames and film canister-filled candleholders.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Saving money was always at the forefront of our decisions. We made things ourselves, and set our priorities right away about what we would splurge on and what we would cut. I also saved a ton of money on my dress by finding a cheap dress and having it altered to be the dress of my dreams!

The biggest thing that saved us the most money was negotiating! If a vendor comes at you with a quote that’s out of your budget, tell them what your budget is for that service and ask if there’s anything that can be done to bring their quote down. I had really good luck with this and some vendors were really willing to come up with creative solutions to help fit our budget and still meet our needs.

 

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

Don’t overwhelm yourself with DIY projects. It’s great to get inspiration from blogs and Pinterest, but be realistic about what you can take on. There were a few projects that I drove myself crazy failing to complete. In the end, nobody but myself knew what didn’t get done and everything looked beautiful regardless!

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

We splurged on the cake and the photographer, but we had agreed on that from the start. They were worth every penny…. And more!

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

Our wedding favors were so great! Quinn made homemade honey mead, which is an Irish wedding tradition, and we bottled it, made labels and gave them to our guests as favors.  A lot of the wedding projects we divided and conquered on, but the favors were something we did together, which made it really special. Our guests loved it!

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The most memorable part of the day for me was the ceremony. Quinn’s brother officiated and it was so special and personal. There were a lot of happy tears. Quinn’s favorite part was the first dance. Our song, “When I’m With You,” by Best Coast is a fast song. Quinn’s best man is a musician who came up with a slower version of it and performed it for our first dance.

 

VENDORS

Photography: Kbattle Photography  // Dress: Amelishan Bridal  //  Alterations: A Stitch Above the Rest  //  Guys suits: Mens Wearhouse  //  Cake: Buttercream  //  Food: Cossetta Eventi  //  Alcohol: Prom Catering  //  Venues: Lyndale Park Peace Garden and Columbia Manor   //  Catering staff and set up: Big Ten Catering  //  DJ/Photobooth: Complete   //  Flowers: Minneapolis Farmers Market 

 

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Oregon City Brunch Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/oregon-city-brunch-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/oregon-city-brunch-wedding/#comments Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:30:37 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=26973   I’m back! I have to say the month leading up to (and after) your wedding goes very quickly. But I happened to luck out in several ways with our celebration. One by having absolutely beautiful, although crisp and chilly, weather for our outdoor ceremony. And second by staying under our $10,000 budget. Ashley + […]

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I’m back! I have to say the month leading up to (and after) your wedding goes very quickly. But I happened to luck out in several ways with our celebration. One by having absolutely beautiful, although crisp and chilly, weather for our outdoor ceremony. And second by staying under our $10,000 budget.

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Ashley + Tom
October 5, 2013
Oregon City, OR  |  Abernethy Center

What was your budget?

We set our budget at $10,000 knowing that with help from our family this was a budget we could realistically afford. From there we used general rough estimates on specific categories like food, dress, venue, etc. Here’s how it played out: 

  • Wedding rings – $815
  • Bride’s outfit – $1,190
  • Groom’s outfit – $185
  • Venue – $1,000
  • Catering – $3,100
  • Alcohol – $600
  • Cake – $160
  • DJ – $500
  • Flowers – $300
  • Centerpieces – $75
  • Paper goods – $400* (rough estimate)
  • Photography – $1,000
  • Guestbook – $30
  • Hair and Makeup – $60
  • Salon appointments for bridesmaids – $180

Our budget came to about $9,600 total. Our parents covered catering, alcohol and venue costs and other friends and family pitched in on several small items, either by offering assistance making them, or by helping to pay for them.

 

 

How many guests did you have?

100

 

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

It was very important for us to have a wedding that felt personal and intimate, even though we would have around 100 guests. We had a morning wedding and featured a brunch menu complete with a waffle bar, fresh fruit, croissants and scones. Tom and I love breakfast food so this choice was very appropriate!

Our cake toppers were action figurines from our favorite video game, Halo. Which is also the first game we played together as a couple. Nothing helps you bond more than a mutual love of killing cartoon aliens!

It was also important for our guests to have something fun to do. On each table we placed scrabble pieces along with a clue card. Once unscrambled, the word would spell out a favorite TV show, movie or video game of ours. Since we were going to Ireland for our honeymoon, we hung a large map of the country on one of the walls in our reception space and had guests mark with gold stars the places they thought we should visit on our trip.

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We cut out what I consider unnecessary frills. This means no programs or favors. We also had minimal décor since our venue had plenty of ambiance on its own. I had been collecting unique bottles for the past year and used these as our centerpieces. I estimate with the money I spent on ribbon accents and the money I spent on some of the bottles (others were donated to my cause) each centerpiece was roughly $4.

Another big factor that saved us money was picking a date in the “off-season” and choosing a morning over afternoon or evening. This fact alone saved us thousands of dollars. No joke!

We also chose three single layer cakes, rather than a tiered cake, which helped cut costs.

 

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

Time is your friend. If you plan a wedding on a crunch your options are fewer and you will likely spend more. Use your friends, but don’t abuse them. Our DJ, florist and photographer were friends of ours or friends of a friend. I didn’t presume what we should pay them or assume we should pay them pennies just because we knew them. We told them our rough budget for these categories and let them decide what seemed fair.

 

What was your biggest splurge?

My dress was at the very top of my budget (about $900 + tailoring). We splurged a bit on food, opting for a hosted waffle bar rather than pre-made food. Unknown to us at the time, our fathers chipped in to offer a hosted drink for our guests, mimosas.

 

What was your favorite detail?

My former coworker and friend did our flower arrangements and they were one of my favorite things from the day. I still keep some parts of my bouquet (that happened to dry well) on my desk at work. The flowers were stunning, and were found at a local grocer’s market and flower farm.

Tom’s aunt paid for and designed our save-the-dates and invitations. I used left over card stock from those projects to make our table cards.

My stepfather married us which was incredibly personal and touching. We wrote and recited our own vows to each other, and he read a favorite bible passage and favorite poem of ours.

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

I had my “florist” friend and her cohorts tie small baggies full of flower petals to the back of each chair in the ceremony area. After Tom and I said “I do”, kissed, and headed back down the aisle, our guests threw flower petals at us to wish us well!

 

VENDORS

Venue and Catering: Abernethy Center  //  Photography: BMW Photography  //  Cake: Le Cookie Monkey  //  Flowers: Penny Beckwith  //  DJ: Jon Del Secco  //  Dress: Sweetheart Gowns  //  Rings: Sherrie’s Jewelry Box

 

 

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Wanted to share this red wedding– feels perfectly appropriate for this Christmas season! This couple saved by using friend-ors and keeping their guest list as tight as they could. They brought together lots of details to put their personal stamp on the day as well. Hope you enjoy this simply savvy wedding! xoxo- Jessica

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Sheryl & Ricky

June 22, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA  |  Quicksilver Golf Club

 

 

What was your budget? 

 My husband and I did not want to spend over $3,000 – which was for things such as photography, cake, tux, rehearsal dinner etc. My father paid for the reception and my wedding dress, which was probably about $5,000. We also had a little help from my husband’s family as well. In total we spent less than $10,000. 

 

How many guests did you have?

 We had just over 100 guests.

 

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

We are very simple and did not want a super extravagant wedding. I wanted it to be elegant but not overwhelming and added touches such as my grandfather’s personally made wooden card box and bouquets made personally by my step mother.

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Mainly, we stuck to keeping the number of people around 100 and luckily knew many people working in the wedding industry. Our cake was made by a family friend, our DJ was also a friend of my father’s, and of course of awesome photographer used to play with both my husband and I when we were younger.

 

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

Don’t over complicate it. It was stressful enough with the simple wedding we had and everything turned out fine. There is no use stressing over the small stuff, the day really goes by quickly, so enjoy every moment leading up to it!

 

What was your biggest splurge?

My wedding gown. I fell in love with it and my dad splurged to buy it for me.

 

What was your favorite detail?

We were married on a deck overlooking the golf course and it was a beautiful day. There was no need for frilly decorations as the landscape was the perfect backdrop.

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The most memorable was walking up the steps towards the deck and I was able to see my husband through the windows nervously standing waiting.

 

VENDORS

Photography: Rayna McGinnis Photography   //  Cheryl Rush: Wedding Cake  //  DJ: Dan Conley  //  Brian Edwards, Quicksilver Golf Club Event Planner 

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Crafty Vintage Budget Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/crafty-vintage-budget-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/crafty-vintage-budget-wedding/#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:30:45 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=26281 I always love when our readers submit their own weddings to share with other brides! It’s like they are passing the torch to new brides by sharing the fruits of their budget savvy-ness. Love the crafty details in this vintage budget wedding and I’m sure you will, too! Strands of pearls and milk glass as […]

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I always love when our readers submit their own weddings to share with other brides! It’s like they are passing the torch to new brides by sharing the fruits of their budget savvy-ness. :) Love the crafty details in this vintage budget wedding and I’m sure you will, too! Strands of pearls and milk glass as decor make for a lovely effect without spending a ton. xoxo Jessica

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Taylor + Mitchell 

September 22, 2013

Powell Gardens  |  Kingsville, MO

 

What was your budget? 

Starting Budget: $10,000

Total Spent: $9346

Venue: $1750

Photography: $500

Catering: $2000

Guitarist: $250

Officiant: $250

Flowers: $646

Attire (bride, groom, flower girls, undergarments): $1300

Wedding Rings: $1600

DJ: Bride’s Brother

Bride’s Hair: $50

Cake: $250

Decor/Flower Vases: $400

Invites/Programs: $300

Favors: $50

 

How many guests did you have?

90

 

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

I tried to incorporate some vintage elements into the wedding. The table decorations included milk glass vases, battenburg lace doilies, strands of pearls and vintage family photos. We decided to break tradition and go for a yummy chocolate wedding cake with a delicious chocolate hazelnut cream cheese frosting, our cake topper was a pair of white porcelain birds. The cake table was also very special because we used a beautiful lace overlay that Grandma purchased for me in Spain when I was very young for the purpose of using in my wedding one day. Our colors were peach and ivory to complement the delicate feel.

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We were sure to set aside a portion of our paychecks each month and took advantage of our good credit.

 

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

Start saving as soon as you are engaged. Put your creative skills to work, the more you can DIY, the more you can save. Thrift shop as much as possible and find out how to work with your vendors to get the best deal possible. For instance, we were able to find a great deal on vases and provide them to our florist to cut costs greatly. We also found that by having an early wedding and a brunch reception, we were able to save thousands of dollars. Most of all, do the best that you can to absorb each moment of your day because soon enough all of the planning will be over and it will be all but a beautiful memory!

 

What was your biggest splurge?

Catering

 

What was your favorite detail?

I loved having family photos at our reception. It was special to include those that are no longer with us, including my father.

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The moment that the chapel doors opened and my brothers began to escort me down the aisle toward my future husband. It was a breathtaking moment.

 

VENDORS

Photographer: Just J Photography    //   Venue: Powell Gardens   //   Catering: Classic Catering   //   Officiant: Reverend Tim Brooks   //   Flowers: HyVee Floral, Lee’s Summit, MO   //   Ceremony Musician: Roger Pitts, Acoustic Guitarist   //   Cake: Ute Randolph, Grandview, MO   

 

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I absolutely love this fall lodge wedding! Such amazing fall foliage created a stunning backdrop for this event – and the simple rustic details make it so very sweet. I love the bride’s bouquet- it’s full of amazing wildflower yummyness and the use of spools of thread on the tables for place cards is precious. The couple definitely had the right idea when planning this wedding and were able to cut costs by doing alot of things themselves. Beautifully captured by Megan Saul Photography, as well- love a fall wedding! Be sure to read Annie’s advice below! xoxo- Jessica

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Annie + Ian

10.20.12

 Hudson, IL  |  Davis Lodge at Lake Bloomington

 

 

What was your budget?

Overall wedding was about $10,000

  • Reception location- $250 (because owned by the city)
  • DJ- $300 (Ian had a colleague who worked with the company so we were only charged for the equipment and tip)
  • Wedding dress and accessories- $600
  • Florist- $800
  • Florist Decorating lodge- $125
  • Food and Drinks (beer and wine)- $6,000
  • Photography- $1,650
  • Church- $250

 I was able to re-sell most of my décor so a good amount of that was paid back.

 

How many guests did you have?     

115

 

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

 I made a lot of my décor. This consisted of: table runners, fabric around the mason jars, thank you/table number signs, “zinc” letters for the fireplace mantles, barn wood picture frame for table assignments, thread place cards, bunting draped on the walls, wood slices for cupcakes, polaroid camera to take pictures for the guest book, string lights on back patio, wedding cd mix with customized cover, and goodie bags for the children that attended.  We wanted our guests to feel a personalized touch.

Guests came up to use at our wedding and commented on the décor and how much they enjoyed the “little touches” that I had worked so hard on.  Some were in tears talking to me about it! Our guests also enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of the lodge, which matched our personalities and goal for our wedding.  It made me feel so good that my hard work paid off and everything came together so nicely!

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

DIY projects and shopping around when looking for vendors helped save a lot of money. Hobby Lobby was my second home for projects. We also found the biggest “bang for our buck” when it came to vendors. These vendors were very personable by constantly e-mailing us and keeping us informed on progress in planning the wedding. In addition, I have always loved J Crew wedding gowns and I had been dreaming of a capped sleeve gown. When I saw the dress online I knew it was it. My mom and I drove to Chicago, and I instantly smiled when I put it on! Just so happened that J Crew was running 20% off online and we were able to get that deducted from the dress too! It was like it was meant to be. On that trip to Chicago we were able to find my mom’s dress too!

 

 

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

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! I didn’t want to bug people and I also wanted everyone to be surprised with the little details so I didn’t ask for a lot of help.  As the wedding got closer, it got a little stressful!  Now I tell all of my friends that are getting married that I will help them!

 

What was your biggest splurge?

The food; we had appetizers and for the main course a choice of chicken or prime rib. Everyone raved about the prime rib!

We also made sure we invested in a great photographer. Megan was still starting off with shooting weddings so we got excellent, high quality photos for a good price.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

The 1973 Cadillac Eldorado that we took from the church. It was Ian’s dad’s vehicle many years ago. He sold it to a family friend who let us borrow it for our wedding day.  In fact, I hadn’t even seen a picture of it before our wedding day. Ian told me it would be perfect so I trusted him!

A close second was the cupcakes. We were able to pick 4 flavors to be at a table: smores, carrot cake, pumpkin spice, and red velvet. They were all very delicious and adorable!  Word spread before the wedding that there would be different choices of cupcakes and people were already planning which flavor they would eat.

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Annie: The ceremony.  My great uncle officiated the wedding and we were able to make it fit our personalities. It was the perfect length of time, and surprisingly once we were up there, neither one of us was nervous! 

In a close second, I really enjoyed the hour we spent after the ceremony taking pictures just the two of us. Ian didn’t want to see me before the wedding so it was great to have that time for many great shots in various locations. It was a beautiful, comfortable fall day, which made picture taking even better.

Ian: Seeing Annie walk down the aisle.

 

VENDORS:

Photography- Megan Saul Photography  //  Wedding Dress- Mirabelle dress from J Crew   //  Hair- Elevation Salon- Bloomington, IL   //   Make Up- Sole Salon –Bloomington, IL   //   Church- St. Mary’s in El Paso, IL   //  Reception- Davis Lodge on Lake Bloomington- Hudson, IL   //   Florist- The Frilly Lily- Bloomington, IL   //  Catering- Nelson’s Catering  //  Drinks- Baxter’s Grill- Bloomington, IL  //  DJ- Absolute Light and Sound- Bloomington, IL   //   Cupcakes- Mad house cakes- Bloomington, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodland Themed Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/woodland-themed-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/woodland-themed-wedding/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:00:35 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=23287 I have such a fun wedding for you all today! This couple crafted a gorgeous day with so many wonderful details that are sure to inspire you! They had their florist incorporate succulents that they grew themselves in their own garden into their floral designs – this not only saved them quite a bit of […]

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I have such a fun wedding for you all today! This couple crafted a gorgeous day with so many wonderful details that are sure to inspire you! They had their florist incorporate succulents that they grew themselves in their own garden into their floral designs – this not only saved them quite a bit of money but the result is absolutely GORGEOUS! I also love all the other woodland themed elements including the little deer as their cake topper, the birdseed escort cards and their guestbook tree painting! Don’t you just love it all? The couple also splurged on photography by AS Photography so they could capture the day in a way for them to enjoy for years to come- something I am totally supportive of. Hope you enjoy this lovely wedding! xoxo- Jessica

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Devin + Trevor 
March 22, 2013
Huntington Beach, CA The Newland Barn

What was your budget?

Here is a rough breakdown:

caterer: $1700
florist: $300
photographer: $2400
Dj: $1200
Cupcakes: $200
Rentals: $1500
Venue: $900

We also had some miscellaneous expenses for our DIY projects, but it total I’d say it was around $10,000.

 

How many guests did you have?    

130 guests attended the wedding

 

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

We loved working on projects and the DIY aspects of our wedding. The time spent together as a family created really special memories. It was fun to see our hard work come together and the venue turned into a true representation of us. We handcrafted a photo booth station. We made bird feeder favors and made most of the decorations ourselves or thrifted in flea markets/second hand stores. I painted a “love tree” on canvas and had guests sign with paint pens as our guest book. 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We grew our own centerpieces. We have quite a large succulent garden and knew we wanted that incorporated into the floral arrangements. Our florist did an amazing job of creating soft arrangements with our homegrown succulents as the main point which cut our costs tremendously.

 

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

Hire a planner. I couldn’t imagine planning that day without help and organization of a third party. My wedding planner and her team were tremendously helpful and reduced my day of stress. 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

Our biggest splurge was our photographer. We wanted to make sure we had beautiful photos from this day and so we spent the extra money on a great photography duo.

 

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail was in both mine and my husbands accessories. Both of our wedding rings are family heirlooms and we passed down to us. I wore my late grandfathers watch and he wore a pocket watch I had bought him. Our daughter wore vintage pearls that Trevor gave her right before the ceremony. We felt like family members that could not be there we honored in this way. 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

The most memorable moment was the first time my husband saw me. We wanted to honor the old tradition and not see each other before the ceremony. As much as it made sense to do pictures and all that before hand, we really wanted to make that moment special and it did. We both talk about that moment as something magical. 

 

VENDORS

Photographer:  AS Photography  //  Event Planner: Agape Planning  //  Reception Venue:The Newland Barn  //

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