This couple wanted a very laid back wedding and they pulled it off beautifully. With their kids as their wedding party they got the most adorable photos. We love that they made their own food! It was certainly a choice to make but saved lots in the budget department! Enjoy this Intimate Pink and Blue Park Wedding for $1K!Xoxo, Jessica
Tabitha + Clinton
August 26th 2020
Shopville Community Park , Somerset, KY, United States
What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.
- Catering: (myself) $100
- Cake: $45
- Flowers: $75
- Photography: $200
- Partner 1 Attire: $299
- Partner 2 Attire: $50
- Stationery: $40
- Ceremony Venue: $20
- Reception Venue: $20
- Decorations: $200
Total Budget: 1049.00
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We really wanted a super laid back feel. We wanted everyone to be comfortable and really have a great time. I have a hippie vibe and my husband is a good ole country boy. I wanted to create something that was in the middle of that.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
I practically made everything DIY! I made the brides maids flowers and My cousin made mine (Because I wanted mine to be perfect and I kept tearing it apart :p) I decorated my shelters with drapery and lights. Our cross alter was made by my father with lumber from our house project. The tables for the reception was super simple. We just used photos of us and hand made mason jar vases.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
The Dollar Tree became my best friend. I stopped in after every shipment and anything new I could incorporate, I would. It was only $1! For example, at the last minute, we thought of how hot it would be outside. Hand fans popped into my head but we waited too late to order in bulk online. I stopped into my local Dollar Tree and they had SEVERAL! Don't underestimate the dollar stores.
What was most important to you two? Was there anything you chose to splurge on or skip?
Pictures!!! Our pictures were going to be with us for the rest of our lives, so why not ? Our Photographer, Jamie was an absolute treasure to us. She met with me at our local coffee shop and discussed everything thoroughly. She was on time and gave us wonderful direction. She had ALL of our photos within 1 week finished! She was worth every penny we spent on her and MORE.
What was your favorite detail?
My favorite detail was the memory bench that we made. We had so many family members that we wished could be there with us, so we wanted to make sure we included them in our ceremony. We used benches from my husband's great grandfather's church that dated back to 1890. His great grandfather hand made them. We spruced it up with some cute photos and it was perfect.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
I put the ring on the wrong hand!!!! He was so nervous and so was I and he gave me his right hand and I just went with it LOL.
Are there any other details you want to share?
Our food was made by us! We had a budget of $100 to feed 60 people plus kids. We stuck to basic backyard bbq. We had our family serve the food due to the COVID. It included BBQ pulled pork, corn, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, and hotdogs for the kiddos. We cooked all night, but we knew a caterer was out of budget. It was delicious and saved lots of money.
What's the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you're on the other side?
Always know that something will go wrong. Expect that. Our music glitched in the middle of our ceremony (We were deep in the woods) , but it didn't stop us from having the best day of our life. Take things with stride and enjoy your family and friends around you. Also, don't be a bridezilla! You get more done being nice and polite to those around you.