Today Tiffany and Thor, the couple from this gorgeous NY Long Island wedding is back with us to share their budget details! It can be tough to save on costs when family and friends are flying in from out of town, but they managed to split their budget and still have a beautiful + elegant wedding:
From the bride, Tiffany: When planning the wedding, we knew that two things would carry the weight of our budget because they were the most important to us: photography and venue. At the end of the day, if you hire the right photographer, you’re able to relive your wedding through the moments they capture for you, sometimes even moments you didn’t even know anyone else saw. It’s amazing and worth every penny. Photography is and should be an investment, especially on your wedding day.
The venue was so important to us because we knew that the majority of our guests would be traveling to New York to attend our wedding. We wanted the trip to offer a beautiful setting, a fun, relaxed atmosphere, and delicious food! Half of our budget went to our venue. The venue included use of the property, a 4 course meal, our wedding cake and 4 hours of open bar.
We tried to DIY as much as we could for everything, creating all the flower arrangements, doing our own hair and makeup, attire, accommodations and travel from NC to NY. We rented a house a few blocks from the venue for our guests to share who were flying into town. So much fun and a good way to save money! Not to mention a great help when you have so many extra sets of hands there to help you with your last minute DIYs and decorating!
Wedding Location: Jamesport, NY / Wedding Photographer: Laura Ivanova / Second shooter: Amy Rae / Wedding Venue: Jedediah Hawkins Inn / Dress: Galina, David’s Bridal, #WG3438 / Flowers: Fifty Flowers / Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House and For Her For Him / DJ: Brian Bauers / Caterer: Keith Luce created our amazing menu using local Long Island ingredients, many coming from the farm + vegetable garden on property. Our menu included sweet corn soup with toy box tomato garnish, entree options: organic chicken breast with farro risotto, peconic bay fluke with summer squash and tomato broth, or steak frites with farm stand veggies. Our cocktail hour included appetizers like lobster ravioli and stuffed mushrooms / Wedding Cake: cake by Sugar Sugar Bakery and strawberry-rhubarb pies by Briermere Farms / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Transportation: bride’s grandfather’s 1934 Ford pickup truck complete with “AWOOOOGAH” horn and wooden floorboard.[/expand]