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Sharonne and Ronnie included so many personal details in memory of their loved ones who couldn't be there to celebrate their wedding in person. Their love for each other and their families was so clear throughout their beautiful celebration!

Sharonne + Ronnie

Knoxville, Tennessee
- 06/05/2021
Total wedding budget $11,500

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Catering
    30%
    $3471.30
  • Alcohol/Bar
    6%
    $672.13
  • Cake/Dessert
    5%
    $600
  • Flowers
    7%
    $850
  • Rentals
    2%
    $196.65
  • Music/Entertainment
    2%
    $250
  • Photography
    9%
    $1000
  • Partner 1 Attire
    25%
    $2818.77
  • Stationery
    1%
    $153.86
  • Hair & Makeup
    1%
    $65
  • Transportation/Travel
    2%
    $195
  • Videography
    2%
    $200
  • Miscellaneous
    4%
    $500
  • Total wedding budget
    $11500
memorial bouquet charms
boutonierre
flower girl

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

We purchased memorial items of our parents to be displayed, as well as charms of our parents for the bridal bouquet and the groom’s boutonnière. We put a red rose in front of the memorial items and then white roses on each side where our parents would have sat. Sharonne found her mom’s veil after her mom had passed away and it was in perfect condition. She had the veil sewn into her veil that she had already purchased, therefore having a shoulder-length veil that looked great with her fingertip length veil. Sharonne did all of the invitations and programs. We asked guests to put their pictures on The Guest App.

bridesmaids in black
bridesmaids in pink
bridal party

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

Sharonne did all of the invitations and programs. The wedding coordinator did all of the floral arrangements after going to Hobby Lobby and Joanne’s and purchasing all of the flowers needed.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We bought invitation and program paper so we could self-print.

candles at the wedding ceremony
church wedding ceremony
church wedding
church wedding

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

Get a coordinator! You don’t need to deal with the stress of the things that will go wrong!

What was your biggest splurge?

Photography and it was well worth it!

bride and ring bearers
brde and groom
bride and groom

What was your favorite detail?

Adding a secret sparkle layer to my wedding dress to have it sparkling even more as I wanted bling! Then being able to wear my mother’s veil with my veil. Also seeing Ronnie’s face when I came down the aisle to him.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Seeing Ronnie’s face when I came down the aisle to him.

cake
cutting the cake