Such a cute rustic navy wedding to share with you today! I love the country feel and the details! The couple saved in a big way by using the property of a close friend – therefore not having to pay for an expensive venue. I'd say this is one of the top ways to save money- finding a low or no-cost venue. Check out the lovely photos and the bride's interview below! xoxo – Jessica
JIMMIEKAY + SAWYER
JUNE 22, 2013
PUEBLO, COLORADO | FAMILY BARN
What was your budget?
Our budget was $4000 and Tina joiner photography was our biggest investment, and I say investment over expense because she made the day great and easy. She captured the mood and all of the key moments! I wouldn’t trust any other photographer for our big day. The wedding dress was only $500. Decorations were about $1000 and the rest was spent on the food etc.
How many guests did you have?
About 150 guest attended our ceremony, and around 210 were at our reception.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
All decorations and were made myself with my own special touch of country. The bridesmaids wore cowboy boots and most decorations were made with burlap and lace, to match the rustic venue!
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
The biggest thing I did to save money was getting married in my best friend‘s (Samantha McKnight) barn. It saved me from having to pay for an expensive venue. Another major money saver were the invitations. They were totally free from partypop.com!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Don’t stress about all the little details. The more you stress the more things go wrong. At the end of the day the purpose of a wedding isn’t about the glitz and glam it is about marrying your soul mate.
What was your biggest splurge?
Our photographer, Tina Joiner Photography, but as I said before, well worth it!
What was your favorite detail?
My favorite decoration detail about the wedding was our alter. Sawyer’s grandpa handmade it with our initials and hearts carved in it.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Saying I Do! Saying our vows was so magical!
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