Cost Cutting Dessert Table Idea

Photography: Dana Grant Photography
Cinematography: District 12 Films
Venue: Wedgewood
First Look & Getting Ready Venue: Garden Cottage at the Green B&B
Flowers: Studio Mamas
Hair & Makeup: Modest Spot Salon
Dress designer: Leona from BHLDN
Bridesmaid dresses: Erin Fetherston
Shoe designer: Badgley Mischaka
Groom’s attire: Zara
Prop/furniture rentals: Luxe
Cake: Chawna Dil of Sweet Marie's


Read on to see how much this wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Advice from the Bride:
Stay organized! It makes your wedding day so much easier to enjoy! Organization and planning helps things go a so much smoother during the big event. If you want things set up a specific way… do a mock set up before hand with the "dessert table", "sign in table", "dinner table" etc. and take pictures of your layout to give to your event crew so that they understand what you want and will set it up the way you envisioned.

Figure out what the most important part of the wedding will be to you, and spend money where it matters for you. For me, I wanted my wedding to be a beautiful-fun party, and I wanted to capture the beautiful-fun party. So the bulk of my money was spent on flowers, and photography.

Breakdown wedding costs:
Photography- $3,000
Flowers- $3,000
Brides Dress- $1,700
Brides shoes- $250.00
Groomsman attire- $275.00 per person
Bridesmaid Dresses- $350.00 per dress
Wedding decor- $1,500
Hair and Make up- $300 per person
Wedding Cake- Free (my amazing sister made it)
All wedding Desserts- Free (all made by family and friends)
All hand written Calligraphy signs- Free (handmade by a friend)
Wedding Invitation stamps- $150.00
Wedding Invitations- $800.00
Save the Dates- $100.00
Venues, Food, Drinks, DJ, Rentals & Day of Wedding Coordinator- $11,000.00