Photography by Christina McNeill.
When you’re planning a wedding, one of the first things that comes up is The Budget, and it can be incredibly helpful to see how other couples allocated funds for their own wedding celebration. Adrienne and Grace have graciously shared their full budget breakdown with us…
Saturday August 29, 2015
The Chapel SF in San Francisco, California
Venue, Catering, Open Bar: $21,425
The Chapel SF
Day of Event Coordinator: $2000
They So Loved Events
Wedding Rings: $525
Floral Design: $4000
Church Street Flowers (personal bouquets, boutonniere, floral centerpieces)
Designed by Adrienne
Alexa San Roman
Misc. Decor: $500
Candles, String Lights
Gifts for Wedding Party: $200
GRAND TOTAL: $53,125
WHAT THEY SPLURGED ON:
Entertainment: The band was an important element to them. // Lighting: Although not too expensive, was “totally worth it.” // Venue: the reality is that San Francisco is expensive. Most of their budget went to the venue/food and top shelf liquor. // Photography: Christina McNeill was a must and the first vendor they booked, even before the venue. They said: “Her work is insanely good, and we love her aesthetic, and that she mostly shot in film.”
WHAT THEY SAVED ON:
Planning mostly on their own. They said: “We did have a day of planner that was exceptional and we couldn’t have done it without her, but deciding to plan the wedding on our own saved us the cost of a full planner.” // Stationery and Day of Paper Goods: Adrienne designed them, saving a lot of cost. // Desserts! They said, “not doing a big fancy cake dessert was less than 6 dollars a person.”// Rentals: they used everything at the venue from tables, chairs, plates, flatware, and even serving staff. They didn’t have to rent anything.
See Grace & Adrienne’s FULL WEDDING FEATURE HERE.