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Perfectly Beautiful Wedding on a Budget

When it comes to weddings, talking about budget can be deflating, right? After all, with inspiration from Pinterest and celebrity weddings, it’s easy to dream. Yet adhering to a budget can make grand ideas seem out of reach. Well, take a peek at this event, and you will see that having a wedding on a budget is totally doable!

Beautiful Wedding on a Budget by Adam Barnes | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Luke and Michelle met at a local coffee shop where Michelle was employed. “One day, I came into work and there was a cute guy sitting at one of the tables. I finally thought of a way I could say ‘hello’ and the story could not have ended better,” she reminisces.

This couple planned their wedding on a budget and prioritized what was important.

Michelle offers, “Photography was on the top of my list…when thinking of the wedding day, photos were important to me because it captured the teary smiles during the precious moments and the expressions that I may not have been able to see, but now get to cherish.ย Photos last a lifetime, I love that I am able to look back and remember every sweet moment of the best day ever.” What sage advice to invest in something that lasts well beyond the wedding day!

Planning a wedding was a little challenging for Michelle due to the fact that Luke was deployed, so she relied on family and her wedding planner to help with decision making. Some may think it’s counterintuitive to hire someone to help plan and manage the wedding if you have a strict budget, but often they can save you money and headaches in the long run.

“Our wedding planner helped me tremendously because she is a professional who was emotionally disconnected from the wedding and was able to provide reason and stability during the ‘freak out’ moments of planning a wedding on a budget, ” advises Michelle. “She was able to keep me on track in regards to timeline and budget while offering creative solutions to problems that arose.”

Despite the need to keep track of finances, Luke and Michelle had an absolutely lovely day, and it showed.

“Planning a wedding on a budget can call for sacrifice at times because it requires letting go of some items that ‘typical’ weddings have. However, our wedding day genuinely reflected who we are and the relationship that we have because we were so selective – less was really more,” says Michelle. Working within a budget gave Michelle and Luke a stunning, memorable day that was a perfect celebration of their love.

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FAVORITE WEDDING DAY MOMENT

Our favorite moment of the wedding day was by far the first look. When he turned around, the expression was priceless and that moment with him will be one I cherish forever. The stress of the wedding melted away when we saw each other and realized that we made it and were beginning our lives together.

ADVICE ABOUT WEDDING PLANNING

Build in times throughout the planning process and the wedding day to savor the moment…make sure that you steal all of the happy tears, memories, hugs, and laughs along the way.

ADVICE ABOUT MARRIAGE

Do not be concerned with the little things because everything will come together. You are getting married because you want to be together, nothing else matters.

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  • Anita - I like that you put everything together in a links so that it’s easy to find all the contacts. Wedding is an expensive event but such a beautiful moment so it needs special attention to the details.

  • LaiAriel Samangka - Prioritizing what is important and setting aside and be strict with the budget would be possible if you really want to stay on a budget for a wedding just like this one. It is about knowing your priority by levelling them. Your photos are really stunning!

  • Valdas - A beautiful article, with really beautiful photos, is a great place for weddings.

  • Jenna mcFarland - So many great tips! We planned our wedding on a budget – but I think it was a lot easier than now-a-days since Pinterest didn’t exist when we planned ours ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kasia - Looks like this couple had a wonderful wedding. It’s good to know you can still have a beautiful wedding even on a budget. Gorgeous venue.

  • Seanna - This was beautiful! And they got a really good deal since they had to watch their budget! I’m excited for the day I’ll get married ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie - I love your pictures! They’re gorgeous. As I was reading, I was wondering who your photographer was and it was so convenient that you had a list of vendors. Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kumamonjeng - This is a great example to teach couple to planned their weddding on a budget and prioritized what is important, then work down the list. I too think photography is on top of my list as it will capture the precious moment forever.

  • Edwin Prasetio - Really awesome. Despite the budget, the wedding still looks luxurious and classy. A blessing for the happy bride and groom..

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - Awww, such a lovely wedding this is! I love her nude cake, too – simple but elegant. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dana Vento - Wow, what a great guide on how to have a budget wedding. I passed this along to my sister who is getting married next year. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth O - Its lovely to see that you can still have a truly beautiful wedding on a budget. Great tips given here too which will really help anyone else looking on how to keep costs low

  • Holly - What an absolutely beautiful place to have a wedding. I love the green and white. So gorgeous.

  • Pat - In this day of skyrocketing expenses that are incurred planning for a wedding, it’s good to know that a beautiful wedding can be planned within a budget.

  • Jordan Nunamaker - The advice about the little things is really what got me. Focusing too much on the super small things when it comes to marriage can turn any good day into a bad day.

  • Masha - I wish you were around when I was planning my wedding!

  • Noelle Lynne - Stunning! Love the location and the how simple and elegant it all is.

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