Wedding Dirt

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Code name: Blushing Bride

Age: 21
Born: Grand Junction
Met Fiancé: In High school, aww!
Bride works: Dental Hygienist
Groom works: Oil Field
Children: German Sheppard, New Baby Girl born on 8/4/13
The Dirt
Venue: Enterprise Hall in Fruita, Cost: around $3,000 which includes tables, chairs, linens, décor, set up and tear down.
Dress: Ball gown with sweet heart neckline, Abracadabra Bridal, Cost: $900. It was the first dress I tried on. The sales person grabbed it right away. I tried on 10 more just to be sure!
Alterations: DC Fashions in Mesa Mall, Cost: about $300; because of the many layers of hemming and the bustle.

*Note from Blushing Bride: The alterations were cheaper at Abracadabra Bridal but the bride called several time to schedule the alterations and never received a call back.

Flowers: Gift from family friend
Veil: Borrowed from her sister
Shoes: Shoe Carnival, Cost: $45
Nails: Kathy’s Nails, group discount for wedding party
Hair and Makeup: Provided by her sister who is a stylist.
Invites: Postcards by Emerse Design, Cost: $100 (Paid for by family)
Photography: Time Flies, Cost: around $600
DJ: Moonshine Music, Cost: $300 (Paid for by family)
Cake: Gift from cousin who works at the Cake Cottage
Catering: Services were a gift from a family member. Cost of food, plates, cups, utensils: $600
Alcohol: Kegs were a gift. Would have cost $300
Tuxes: Abracadabra Bridal, Cost: $85 each with discount from buying the dress there too.
Flower girl dress: Made by a friend
Nontraditional element: Camo vest on the groom (snow camo was custom made by DC fashions $150) and groomsmen (mossy oak, available at Abracadabra Bridal).
Must have wedding tradition: Her dad walking her down the aisle and saying “I do”.
Most stressful part of planning: Trying to book everything on time. Always call and get details and book early if you can!
Best part of wedding planning: Finding and trying on the dress and buying shoes.
I’ll always remember: Getting ready the day of my wedding. The anticipation and butterflies I felt before I walked down the aisle.
Something Old: Sister’s veil
Something New: Dress
Something Borrowed: Sister’s veil
Something Blue: Blue French manicure on nails
Wedding Splurge: I wanted to splurge on my dress but I ended up liking one that was on clearance.
Wedding skimp: We used fresh flowers for the bride and groom only and didn’t have wedding favors.
Service that must be done by a pro: Photography
Wedding theme: Nature elements (river rock, flowers and greenery)
Advice from the bride: Roll with the punches and don’t expect everything to go perfectly.
Total estimated cost for the wedding without gifts or contributions from family: $7,000
Total actual cost to bride and groom: $3,000