- 1 year ago
We spent about $3,800 for 30 guests
Suit: $400 – Men’s Warehouse BOGO sale, so he actually got two
Dress: $500 (?—it was $399 plus some tax, no alterations but did buy shoes, also on sale) total (on clearance from Davids Bridal)
Photographer: $900- it included an engagement photo sessions as well as 8 hours on the day of. We found her through Facebook, she was an assistant to another
Photographer who was looking to branch out and start being the principal photographer
Venue: Free—we used a family friends cabin
Food: #500. We had a local, small catering “company” (aka two sisters who do catering gigs on the weekend) do lasagna, chicken alfredo, rolls, salad, dressing
Cake: Free—it was a gift from my sisters Mother-In-Law. She bakes professionally and made us a small wedding cake + 48 cupcakes as our wedding gift!
Alcohol: $200ish? We bought wine from Sam’s Club, and had several bottles of red left over, the white got used pretty heavily!
Chairs and tables: $400 for the rental for the day—we ended up needing 35 chairs and 5 round tables + 2 serving tables
Linens, flatware, glasses, plates: $300, we purchased all of the linens online at those cheap linen discount outlet type of places, plus some cheapy overlays that turned out nice! Then we hit up World Market when they were having a super sale on plates and got 48 full sized and 48 dessert plates for 40% off plus an additional 10% off from an online coupon code; we also bought 48 stemless wine glasses from World Market with the same coupon code and the site was running 20%(?) or so off on those, we got away with a steal! We bought the flatware from Old Time Pottery.
Décor: $100 – we bought 5 lanterns from Kirklands that were $20 or so with additional discount off, and I already had some of the Edison bulb string lights to use around the deck of the cabin we were getting married in. A friend of ours hand made our arbor as a wedding gift (it’s now in my garden) and my Mother-In-Law grew some of the flowers we used.
Flowers: $500—this was my one splurge, I HAD to have David Austin roses in my bouquet—and since I didn’t have a bridal party, decided to go all in on my flowers. Worth every penny!