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Picturesque and Fun Elopement in California for $6K

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Megan + Alec

Twentynine Palms , California
Total wedding budget $6,000

What was your total budget? Please provide a budget breakdown.

  • Flowers: $120
  • Photography: $2400
  • Partner 1 Attire: $600
  • Partner 2 Attire: $1500
  • Stationery: $100
  • Ceremony Venue: $500
  • Reception Venue: $300

Total Budget: $6,020

How many guests did you have?

1 (elopement) guests

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

Instead of wedding cake, we had wedding popcorn that we made ourselves!

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

Yes, our time capsule was upcycled and hand-painted

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We borrowed things and looked for unconventional venues.

What was most important to you two? Was there anything you chose to splurge on or skip?

My husband’s tuxedo. Definitely one of the more expensive things on our budget, but he’s super fashion forward and it meant a lot to him.

What was your favorite detail?

The photography. Our photographer was amazing!

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

My husband’s vows. I knew they were going to be beautiful because he is such a good writer. They were so sweet.

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

Don’t be afraid to keep things small!


Photography:Dan Bushkin Photography | Bride’s Attire:David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Saks Fifth Avenue | Stationery: Vistaprint | Venue:Twentynine Palms Inn | Submitted via: Jotform