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I love the classic combination of white and aqua in today’s wedding!  Ashlynn and Jimmy created a beautiful wedding on a budget through weaving their color scheme throughout the day. They also did a wonderful job of tapping into the skills of their family and friends to save money. And, I especially love their classy wedding cake! Enjoy today's white and aqua California wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Ashlynn & Jimmy

June 27, 2015

San Bernardino, California |  Castaway Restaurant

 

 

What was your budget? 

Our budget was under $30,000 and we ended up spending only $18,375.00

Venue: $11,000

Dress: $1,700

Husband and children outfits: $300

Centerpieces: $400

Misc: $100

Photographer: $2000

Cinema: $1000

Photo booth: $300

Husband's ring: $400

Hair: $75

Makeup: Free (from my friend)

Bar: $600

DJ: $500

 

 

How many guests did you have?

We had about 200 people at our wedding.

 

 

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

We had a slideshow of memories for our guests to enjoy.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We saved the most was by hiring people we already know. My hair and makeup were done by friends. Our amazing photographer is my husband's cousin. Instead of getting a hotel to get ready in, my friends brought their RV and we got ready in there. My aunt is friends with the photo booth guy we hired. We helped with our budget by planning the wedding with my grandma's help and doing all my own centerpieces.

 

 

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

My advice on having a wedding is to get help from family and friends. Try to keep your wedding small because it will be more personal. Creating your own centerpieces will save you a lot of money. Give yourself at least a year to plan and start buying stuff little at a time. If you can, try to find a venue where you can bring your own food and drinks. Food will be the most expensive thing. If you can have family help with the food, you can save thousands of dollars

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

My biggest splurge was my venue.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

My favorite detail was my reaction to seeing everything for the first time on the wedding day. Everything turned out beautiful.

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

My most memorable moment was seeing my husband for the first time on our wedding day and seeing how happy he was.

 

 

VENDORS

Photographer:  Summer Shea Photography • Venue: Castaway Restaurant • Cinema: Jay Williams • Hair: Whitley Wolfe at the Rose of Sharon Salon • Makeup: Family friend

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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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