Read on to hear what Shelby wished they had done differently and see how much this book lovers 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.
From the Bride:
We had spent so much time making every last detail perfect except for one thing, Our band was amazing and the music couldn't have been any better, up until they took their breaks. I had kept putting off making a play list for inbetween their sets.
When the wedding finally rolled around I had just picked a couple songs to play on repeat. I felt like it caused guest to stop dancing and in some moments it changed the mood of the reception. If I could go back I would have carefully created a long playlist with music that matched our theme.
Our budget was tight and we tried keeping everything simple:
The venue, tables, chairs and food ended up costing right around $5000.
We had a morning wedding so we capped our alcohol at $700.
All of our decor cost under $500 and that included; books, flowers, mason jars, burlap, invitations, ribbon).
Our live band ended up costing (with tip) $1800.
Family friends made all of our desserts.
My new mother-in-law gifted us all of our wedding favors (homemade jam).
My parents gifted us our wonderful photographers and my wedding dress. (my dress was a total of $1600).
I believe total our wedding ended up costing $10,000-$11,000.