Our next wedding pie is shared by Ruth and Vinny, who threw a gorgeous + fun wedding for just $6000. Here’s how they split their budget pie, along with sage advice from Ruth. We featured their wedding a few months ago, and we’re amazed at what they achieved for what most consider such a tight budget!

wedding budget 6000

Budget Breakdown:
Bouquet: $180
Dress: $200
Veil: $85
Shoes: $25
Photos: $2000 (including e-session)
Venue: $3,500 (included food, venue, and open bar)
City Hall: $200
Mason Jars: $40
Flowers: $350
Cake and Cupcakes: $180
Invitations: $75
Arts and Crafts: $75

Wedding budget: $6,000

wedding for under $10000

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View their wedding photos

From the bride, Ruth: We had 50 people total at our wedding. That included us, our immediate family members, friends, and 2 photographers. My best advice to stay on budget is to set a price ceiling and stick with it. Don’t look at things that you can’t or don’t want to pay for. It’s a slippery slope, and going over budget here and there will eventually add up at the end.

Wedding Location: San Francisco and Sacramento, CA / Ceremony Venue: San Francisco Courthouse / Reception Venue and Caterer: Ten 22 / Wedding Design, Coordination, Paper Goods, and Reception Flowers: Morgan Gallo Events / Wedding Photographer: Alicia Gines Photography / Bride’s Bouquet: Mandy Scott Design / Cupcakes: Esther’s Cupcakes