I'm excited to share this sweet, intimate wedding of the fabulous blogger Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl. Jen has awesome style and is a fab designer and her wedding reflected who she is. She saved money by keeping her guest list small and was able to include some lovely details because of it. Don't you just love her dress? She definitely freed up room in her budget by buying a non-traditional wedding dress from Neiman Marcus! Hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I do! 🙂
What was your budget?
Number of guests:
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We added several creative aspects, like the personalized mini chocolates, the madebygirl wedding print with our names on it as well as guests names on the leaves of each apple…
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
I decided NOT to spend too much on my dress, being that i was only going to wear in for one day (actually for a few hours). I bought a Calvin Klein dress online for $200 from Neiman Marcus & I loved it!
What's the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you're on the other side?
Don't over spend or over stress. I also recommend trying to do a lot of the smaller items yourselves. I think doing things with your husband actually brings you closer together. If your guy is hesitant to help out, offer him a massage in return….or ask your family member to pitch in. This DIY will save you a ton of money!
What was your biggest splurge?
On our photographer!
What was your favorite detail?
The table set up….the vivid green color of the wheat grass and the beautiful centerpieces!
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
When everyone stood up to speak and address us (the bride and groom). I also loved the long limo ride with my husband!
Photographer: Yvonne Wong // Dress: Neiman Marcus // Head piece- rhinestone clip: Feather and Frills // Handmade ring cushion: Anna Whitford // Coffee Stencils // Centerpieces:Blooms & branches // Flowers:Cool River farms // Wheatgrass: Whole Foods //
Customized chocolates: American Bridal // Love plates: Wedding Star // Makeup artist: Corinna Cooke // Shoes : Stuart Weitzman
Cake: made by my mother in law 🙂
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.