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For all of our fall brides, we’re featuring a lovely wedding today with some pretty autumn details! Brittany and Ryan kept their budget savvy by doing some fun DIY and buying the food for their reception at Sam’s Club and Costco. And make sure you check out their wedding cake… they also got it from Sam’s Club and it’s adorable! Enjoy this California barn wedding! xoxo, Jessica

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Brittany + Ryan

October 6, 2016

Sacramento, CA  |  Crawfords Barn

What was your budget? 

Photography: $1000

Dress: $1500

Catering: $300

Cake: $65

Favors: $75

Stationary/Invites: $100

Venue: $925

Flowers: $100

Music: Gifted (normally $1000)

Rentals: $50

Wedding party gifts: $75

Bridal Make up $75

How many guests did you have?

We had 50 guests.

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

Everything was DIY to add our own special touches to our day.

Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?

Jack Daniels bottle centerpieces, handmade table center pieces.  We also had our guests sign our thumbprint tree

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Biggest thing we did to save money was doing it all ourselves. We had things gifted to us and we borrowed other items such as our lights. We thrift store & clearance shopped. We also used what we had. We also ordered meat and cheese trays from Costco,  Sam’s Club, and we purchased our cake from Sam’s. We did all of our invites and save the dates ourselves using a print shop program.

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

Spend time on the details. It’s totally worth the tedious work & it pays off in the end.

What was your biggest splurge?

My dress. I never thought I would spend $1500 on a dress. But I’m so glad I did. I never have felt more beautiful than on my wedding day.

What was your favorite detail?

Every detail. The guestbook table! The tables! Everything had a personal touch to it and the photographer was able to get it all.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Walking down the aisle & seeing my husband crying. We opted to not see each other before the wedding at all and it totally was worth it!


Photography: Kara Hoffman Photography • Venue: Crawfords Barn • Centerpieces: Florals by Flory • Bouquets: DIY • Catering: Costco and Sam’s Club • Bakery: Sam’s Club • Popcorn Machine: Fantastic Rentals • Lighting + DJ: Casey Shepard (no link) • Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo • Wedding Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo • Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse


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