Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovelies! It's time for another budget savvy wedding of the week. I know you're going to love all the amazing details in this rustic warehouse wedding!! Navy lace bridesmaids dresses, lots of music sheet details, baby's breath and BLUE wedding shoes! Some of my favorite things. I also love the unique location — a very industrial warehouse vibe that was made very chic with the help of the decor. Hope you love this lovely wedding! xoxo Jessica
Erin + Ricky
December 22, 2013
Monroe, GA | The Engine Room
What was your wedding budget?
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Invitations – Included in planning
Venue – $2,750.00 (rental and cleaning fee)
Dress – $1,275.46 (1,075.46 dress + 200 alterations)
Tux Rental- $300
Catering – $2,736.78
Alcohol – $738.94
Wedding Planner – $1,500.00
Photography – $3,210.00
Rings – $1,000 (bride band) 100 (groom band)
Flowers – $1,200.00
Music (Ceremony and/or Reception) – $475.00
Wedding Cake – $674.00
Hair and Makeup – $155.00
Wedding favors – $103.00
Decorations – Included in planning
Transportation 251.25 (shuttle for wedding party)
Total Spent ~$18,000.00
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
My grandfather had passed a few years back from lung caner and his US Navy lapel pins were used as the “buttons” on my bouquet. Old, borrowed, and blue: My jewelry was from my grandmother, given to her by grandfather (and was her birthstone).
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Hiring a planner. Jessie kept us in our budget and even designed our invitations.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Don't sweat the details.
What was your biggest splurge?
Our biggest expenses were food and photography. Before we started planning we agreed that those areas of planning were the most important to us.
Ricky and I love to trying new places to eat and cooking together. It made since to share our love of good food with our family and friends.
After all was said and done, we have our pictures that tell the story of our day. We wanted candid shots of our family and friends. Andie and her team captured all the details and little moments of our day perfectly.
What was your favorite detail?
My grandfathers pins on my bouquet
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Ricky and I both agree that getting all of our friends and family out on the dance floor was the highlight of the night.
VENDORSPhotographer: Andie Freeman Photography • Wedding Planner, Event Designer, Flowers, Invitations: Jessie Patton; Southern Sophistication Designs • Venue: The Engine Room • Caterer: Bleu House Catering • Cake: Cecilia Villaveces Cakes • Hair/ Make up: Bombshell Creations • Music (Ceremony and Reception): Randy Burton @ Dynamite Entertainment • Dress Shop and Designer: Carrie's Bridal Collection • Bridesmaid dresses: various • Groom's attire: grey slacks from JCPenney, personal dress shirt and shoes; ties from cheap-neckties.com
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