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Happy Sunday! I hope you enjoy this simply savvy pink wedding! The pale pink color scheme is perfect for the week of Valentine's Day! The couple saved a bundle by choosing an off-peak wedding date and by keeping things simple, but the end result is still lovely. Hope you enjoy the bride's helpful advice. xoxo Jessica
DJ – Free (our venue had a state of the art sound system so we put together an oldies inspired playlist for our guests!)
Brides jewelry – Free (I wore a pair of pearl earrings and a pearl necklace that hubby gave me for my college graduation. I also wore a pearl bracelet as my “something borrowed” that belonged to my bridesmaids' great-great grandmother.)
Wedding cake – Free (a wedding gift from my brother and sister in law)
Decor – Free (included in the price of the venue)
Total = $11,000
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Rather than sticking to the traditional ceremony a family friend officiated. It was funny, personal, and heartfelt. This was one of my favorite aspects of our wedding.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
We got married in an off season month (February) which saved us over $13,000 on the the venue!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
SLOW DOWN! Enjoy it! Do your research and take your time!
What was your biggest splurge?
Wedding stationery. I was so heart set on a particular invitation; I just couldn't compromise!
What was your favorite detail?
I loved that instead of traditional party favors, we donated to the ASPCA in honor of all of our guests. In return, the ASPCA sent nice folded place cards for the table to notify everyone of our gesture.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
There were many. But my favorite (I know I'm going to sound cliche) was the look on my husband's face when they opened the chapel doors for me to walk down the aisle.
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.