Fun Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Wedding for $5K
This fun-loving couple had to pivot their plans because of the pandemic, but it ended up saving them money on their venue! They opted for a bed and breakfast inn where they and their guests could celebrate and then stay the night. With a smaller guest list they decided to forego a wedding party, but still took pictures with their closest friends after their first look! We are especially obsessed with the bride’s dress, which her mother helped to make perfect for the big day. Enjoy this Fun Kentucky Bed and Breakfast Wedding for $5K!Xoxo, Team B$B
Jessica + Kevin
May 9th, 2020
Stagecoach Inn | Gutherie, KY
What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.
- Catering: $350
- Alcohol/Bar: $250
- Cake: $125
- Flowers: $250
- Rentals + Decor: $800
- Music/Entertainment: $50
- Photography: $800
- Partner 1 Attire: $675
- Partner 2 Attire: $150
- Stationery: $198
- Hair & Makeup: $145
- Ceremony Venue: $250
- Reception Venue: $250
- Miscellaneous: $200
Total Budget: 4,493
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
The main creative aspects was my mother completed all things on my dress, from hemming it by hand due to the lace, fixing the top portion of it the dress and even added a bustle and made the veil.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
Yes, me and a friend created all the flower arrangements from fresh to the artificial ones from Michael’s. I was suppose to have 4 bridesmaids but due to COVID and numbers we decided not to have a wedding party, so we used the other arrangements as decorative pieces.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Due to COVID, we had to change venues, which then dropped the venue price from 1800, to 500. The place we had the wedding at was an AIRBNB that allowed small events at no additional charge the lady was wonderful and helped a ton and had decorations of her own we could use. Bridesmaids stayed there with be before, then we used the place as our spend the night after the wedding. Another big saver was the photographer was a new photographer and cut us a HUGE deal due to never doing a wedding before.
What was most important to you two? Was there anything you chose to splurge on or skip?
The rentals was the biggest splurge, due to everything changing I wanted there to be nice touches. The rental company was so accommodating and let me change my order to have the wood white foldable chairs, and we had a tent set up around back that added a great touch to the venue.
What was your favorite detail?
Favorite detail was the ceremony, and all the flower arrangements we hung up that made for great pictures. Of course the venue EVERYONE commented on, its an old 1800s bed and breakfast that is so well maintained and decorated immaculate that everyone coming in and out for either bathrooms or cake commented on it.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Walking around the back side to everyone standing and holler, while one of his groomsman introduced us in his own style.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
The things you think matter, do not actually matter to other people, and people will not notice this. For instance, the caterer (I called 3 times the week of the wedding)was suppose to set up and deliver, instead they just dropped off and left, but no one knew the difference or cared. Also, splurge on stuff that people sit on, sit at, or hold this helps you cut corners when looking at a budget.
Photography: Simply SB Photography | Venue: Stagecoach Inn | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Rentals: Ultimate Party Super Stores | Wedding Dress: Glitz Nashville | Officiant: Gary Smith |Hair and Makeup: Clarksville Bridal Hair | Faux Flowers: Michaels |Groom’s Attire: JC Penny | Stationery: Zazzle