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One Budget, 3 Guest Lists: What 60k Looks Like for 100 Guests

One Budget, 3 Guest Lists: What 60k Looks Like for 100 Guests

wildflower wedding cake with sugar flowers and pale blue hue

Without further ado, the wedding budget for 100 guests is here! Earlier today we shared Part 1 and Part 2 of this visual series to showcase just how the guest list can affect your wedding day with the same budget of $60K, same vendors and same moodboard. We are still reeling over the difference from today’s earlier posts so prepare yourselves for how dramatically the aesthetics and elements of the wedding design change with a steep decrease in guest count. Oh and ready your Pinterest boards with some seriously romantic garden wedding inspo.

courtyard garden wedding ceremony with floral pillars and upholstered linen chairs

Did you notice that the venue, River Oaks Garden Club, remained the same for all 3 wedding designs? Venue fees can typically eat up a significant amount of your budget but it just goes to show that your guest count can make a huge impact on the budget.

bride holding her lush bridal bouquet with her veil flowing in the wind
garden wedding invitation suite with art cards and calligraphy
garden wedding ceremony floral arrangement with upholstered linen chairs

Josh & Dana Fernandez have shared some juicy budget secrets and the information just keeps on coming! We’re in awe of this look with just 100 wedding guests and how much more floral action we’re seeing, the intricacy in the bridal gown, cake and even the chairs.

romantic bridal gown with soft off-the-shoulder sleeves
custom handprinted floral escort card wall
bridal bouquet with garden roses and peonies
garden wedding ceremony with oversized floral arrangements and peonies
romantic bridal gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and a bridal updo

We wanted to pause the wedding budget talk for a moment to just say how much we love this dreamy hair and makeup look from Hey Lovely Makeup today!

garden wedding invitation suite with art cards and calligraphy
garden wedding ceremony with oversized floral arrangements and peonies
custom handprinted floral escort card wall
romantic bridal gown with soft off-the-shoulder sleeves and a garden flower bouquet

Just look at that floral detail on the bride’s Pronovias gown from Mia Bridal Couture! Our favorite part is the elegant off-the-shoulder sleeves with that same floral detailing.

garden wedding place setting with pale blue linens and soft candlelight
garden wedding lounge with vintage armchair
wildflower wedding cake with sugar flowers and pale blue hue
romantic bridal gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and ethereal bridal veil
garden wedding tablescape with linen chairs and greenery swag

Don’t you worry, there are still some incredible wedding budget pointers that are yet to come with this reduced guest count of 100 and let me tell you, they are making our hearts soar!

On the chairs:
For the 100 guest count, we were able to use linen and wood mixed chairs for a more luxurious feel.

romantic bridal gown with off-the-shoulder sleeves and ethereal bridal veil
garden wedding place setting with pale blue linens and soft candlelight

On the rentals:
All place setting items were rented (vs using catering items).
Aztec Events & Tents provided such exquisite details as hemstitched napkins, teal chargers and vintage crystal goblets.
And Swift + Company brought those upholstered linen armchairs with a French antique vibe to the table. Pun intended.

garden wedding tablescape with linen chairs and greenery chair swag
natural bridal makeup and soft updo
fine art garden wedding menu and table number

On the invitations and paper goods:
The invitation suite was upgraded to have a die cut shape, special paper, envelope liners, custom wax seal, additional embellishments as well as adding in place cards, menu cards, and an escort card wall.

custom handprinted floral escort card wall
bride holding her smiling puppy

Two Be Wed planned 3 incredible looks that give us the perfect visual of how the guest count can make a huge impact on your budget. We’re smiling as big as this cute pup is because it all finally clicked!

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formal garden wedding with custom wooden aisle arch and greenery

wildflower wedding cake with sugar flowers and pale blue hue
garden wedding tablescape with linen chairs and greenery chair swag

In closing from Josh & Dana Fernandez: We also want to note that while we understand that not everyone will be focused on increasing their design budget with a lower guest count, some other options to consider that you could invest in instead of florals, decor and paper (or a mixture of):
1. Photo Booth
2. Albums
3. Videographer
4. Band
5. Accent Lighting
6. Upgrading to premium liquor
7. Honeymoon (or honeymoon upgrades/excursions)
8. Upgrading menu
9. Lounge furniture

wildflower wedding cake with sugar flowers and pale blue hue

Above all else, we hope this was helpful in visually just how much your guest count can affect your wedding budget and it helps in deciding what matters most to you on your wedding day!

bride holding her smiling puppy

And there you have it, folks! 3 gorgeous designs with the same budget, venue, moodboard and team of vendors with only 1 changing element: the guest count. Isn’t it wild how one change can create such a huge ripple effect? Well, on that note, happy wedding planning and follow us on Pinterest for non-stop inspiration.

Styled Shoot Vendors:
Concept + Photography + Styling: Josh & Dana Fernandez
Planning + Design: Mallory Jackson Ferreira with Two Be Wed
Floral Design: Flower Vibes
Venue: River Oaks Garden Club
Cake: Buttercup Bakery
Makeup and Hair: Hey Lovely Makeup
Gown Designer (100 Guest Count Gown): Pronovias
Gown Boutique (100 Guest Count Gown): Mia Bridal Couture
Veil Designer: Toni Federici via Mia Bridal Couture
Gown Designer (250 Guest Count Gown): Willowby by Watters
Gown Designer (175 Guest Count Gown): Sachin and Babi
Gown Boutique (250 & 175 Guest Count Gowns): Unbridaled
Invitations + Menu + Place Cards + Escort Cards + Table Number + Painted Escort Card Backdrop: Half Moon Lettering
Plates + Louis Side Chairs + Hemstitch Napkins + Table Linens + Flatware + Glassware: Aztec Events & Tents
Table + Lounge Furniture + Armless Linen Chairs + Chivari Chairs + Folding Chairs: Swift + Company
Model: Taylor Morrison

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