Outside of our venue being the most expensive thing, I definitely splurged on my dress and bridal attire. It was close to $2000 and I never thought I would spend that much on my bridal attire, but it was so worth it.
We DIYed our florals and spent less than $1000 for our day of foliage (we only used eucalyptus the day of) and made our wooden flowers.
Find things that you can repurpose or resell after if you can. We didn’t do a ton of print-outs, instead, we made acrylic signs. All of our decor can be sold again and reused.
I also highly recommend having a wedding day coordinator (at minimum)! She kept things going so smoothly and because I was a planner and she was on my side, we were ahead of schedule all day!
We bought a 3D printer and printed our centerpieces and we also only had one space for our reception and ceremony.
Our first look was absolutely special. I was just so excited to get married and I barely cried, yet Brandon, my husband, absolutely balled and it was just so nice. I highly recommend having someone record it!
Set a budget and STICK TO IT. Also if you do a bar where you purchase the alcohol, be sure to budget extra for it. I originally budgeted $1000 and we ended up doubling it. Had we not gone over in the bar area, we would have stayed under budget by roughly $500.