Melissa + Dave
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Mesa, AZ | Red Mountain Ranch Country Club
What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget– rough estimates are fine!
$15,000 was our budget:
- 7,500 for the food and venue
- 1000 for photography
- 1000 for flowers
- 1000 for dress
- 1000 for DJ
- 200 for invitations
- 500 for favors
- 500 for wedding cake
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Favors were little potted plants with quotes we liked on them about growing.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Doing the flowers ourselves. We ordered flowers from Costco and had them delivered two days before. This gave them time to open up and be beautiful for the day of the wedding.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Only invite people who are truly important and keep a simple wedding list. Anything you argue about probably isn’t worth doing.
What was your biggest splurge?
We didn’t need to splurge!
What was your favorite detail?
Loved having all the family give speeches about us at the wedding.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Being with friends and family.
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