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Tanya + Kevin

August 8, 2011

Charleston, SC – Founder's Hall @ Charles Towne Landing

What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget.  

Total Budget was $5000.00

Venue – $1500.00

Cake – $499.00

Photographer – $550.00

DJ – $250.00

Rentals (Linens) – $516.26

Flowers – $400.00

Saxophonist – $100.00

Soloist -$50.00

Candy Table – $50.00

Wedding Party Attire not included in budget. 

How many guests did you have?

60 – 80

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

San Antonio Spurs candy bar for the Groom and drinking fountain.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

Hire a wedding planner.  We were able to receive discounted pricing on many things because of her relationship with various vendors.  

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

Hire a wedding planner its worth it! I wouldn't have made it without mine! Also, have a detailed budget for your wedding planner makes things go a lot smoother. 

What was your biggest splurge?  

The bridal party's wedding attire.

What was your favorite detail?  

The reception hall, the tables and chairs with all the beautiful colors and details.

What is the most memorable moment of your day? 

First dance as Mr and Mrs McKinley to Etta James “At Last”.


Event Planner – Larger Than Life Events and Design   |  Photographer – Darrin Todd Little Photography   |  Flowers – InventivEnvironments   |  Cake – Artistic Cakes By Linda  |  Rentals – EventWorks Rentals  |  Saxophonist – David L. Morrow 

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