Loved this garden wedding by Life Candids Photography so much, we just had to share a few of our fave shots. Brenda and Doug’s big day also provides lots of cost-saving tips, proving you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice style with some budget-savvy planning.
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Bren and Doug chose a relative’s beautiful garden as the setting for their nuptials, nixing the cost of renting a venue. CATERING NOTE: Expect some added cost for barbecues and other cooking necessities since a professional on-site kitchen is not available.
A naturally stunning backdrop, the garden also allowed them to save on extra decor.
Bren and Doug kept their guest count low. All around this is the most impactful way to reduce wedding costs. There are fewer rentals, fewer staff, fewer goody-bags, and less food.
Since there were more than a dozen children attending, Bren and Doug offered a kid’s buffet. Popular with the little ones because it’s loaded with things they love and costs much less than the Northwest-themed buffet served to the adults. A win-win!
Our fabulous florist, Page Winograd, says that limiting the types of flowers in your arrangements helps save precious dollars because it allows her to buy larger quantities. Gerbera daisies, roses, poppy pods, and lamb’s ear are used throughout the bridal bouquets, table centerpieces, and even the cake. (flowers by Vibrant Table, cake by La Joconde)
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have any cost-saving tips? Please share them in the comments below!
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