So you and your fiance decided to get married! YAY! With that being said, after all the excitement has worn off, now it is time to start the planning. Everyone has a budget right? Some are larger than others, but it is still a budget. The cost of weddings today have truly skyrocketed especially since I got married!
The question is, “do we get married in the next few months or year, or do we wait until we have plenty of money to make our dream wedding happen”? Well, I have a couple that I had the honor of photographing their special wedding day and they chose not to wait along time but wanted to get married pretty soon after the engagement and they rocked their wedding day with a very small budget.
Of course, you have to have LOTS of helpful friends and family that will commit to making your dream day happen. Rachael and Luke have awesome families that rallied around them and told them they can make it happen. With a lot of creatives gathered in one place, magic can totally happen! Rachael and her besties decided that they would make the bouquets so off to Trader Joe’s they went. They also chose to forage some pretty greens from the surrounding wooded area. One of Rachael’s best friends is totally amazing at hair and makeup and did all of the girl’s and they looked so beautiful!
Across the road from their house, a beautiful college has the sweetest chapel which was the perfect place to have their wedding ceremony. The beautiful hall at the college was filled with antique furniture and had the prettiest light. I could not get enough of that light!
Robert, who is Rachael’s dad got up at 4:00 a.m. on the wedding day to cook the main course and their friends all contributed the appetizers and salads and desserts. They even have amazing friends that make the most beautiful cakes!!
Rachael’s brother Josh has three best friends that all are musicians so even their music was provided! All in all it was such a special and beautiful day and the weather was glorious!
So don’t shy away from things that you can do yourself, especially if the budget is tough and you want that dream wedding to happen!!