Brittney & Caleb – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
The Wedding Details
- Wedding Date: September 7, 2019
- Ceremony: Religious
- Reception Venue: The Cactus – Perham, MN
- Wedding Party: 22
- Guests: 400
- Theme: Country Chic
- Elements: Cowboy boots, maroon dresses, + sparkle
“Tyler proposed to me on Sept. 2, 2018. He took me for an overnight getaway to the cities and it turned out to be one of the greatest times of my life! It started out with great laughs and food at the Minnesota State Fair, and ended with him taking me to one of our favorite spots in downtown Saint Paul—a beautiful bridge overlooking the Mississippi River. He told me to look at something over the bridge, and when I turned around he was on one knee asking me to be his wife. Of course, I said “YES!”Trisha K.
Words From The Bride-to-be
01: Give us the deets! What’s been the most fun part of your engagement so far?
T: Planning our bachelor/bachelorette parties! I am going with a big group of friends to Nashville and also planning a party at home. Tyler will be going on a four-wheeling trip. We are both very excited to get together with our friends!
02: Describe the overall style of your wedding.
T: We are going with country chic! We both love the country look, but at the same time I love a little glitz and sparkle. This is the perfect mix of the two! All of the guys are wearing blue jeans, a vest and cowboy boots to really bring out the country theme, and the ladies will all be in elegant long maroon dresses to tie in the chic!
03: It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. Did you plan out a budget to follow?
T: We never really sat down and made a budget, but we do have a number in mind that we do not want to go over. I made a spreadsheet of all the expenses that will come up, but obviously there will be surprises along the way that we didn’t think about!
“Remember, this day is all about you! You two are going to look back on this day for the rest of your lives, and it is important that you have zero regrets!”Trisha K.
04: Do you plan to do any DIY projects for the wedding or reception?
T: We had originally planned on making most of the decorations on our own to save money, but we actually really lucked out! Two of our great friends got married the day before we got engaged, so they offered us pretty much all of their wedding decor! This was a huge blessing to us. We have pretty similar styles as well, so it worked out perfect!
05: How are you figuring out your guest list?
T: This has been a really big struggle for us. We have very large families and lots of friends, so it makes it very hard to draw a line. One thing we’ve found to be helpful is trying to invite people who really know the both of us as a couple. It’s tougher when it comes to family, because you never know where to stop and you don’t want to offend anyone. While we wanted to invite everyone, it just is not possible!
06: What have you learned about yourselves while wedding planning?
T: We have both learned that I am a very indecisive person! I bet I talked to over 30 photographers/videographers before I finally booked someone. The same for the DJ and wedding venue. I thought I would have been the most indecisive about my wedding dress over anything, but surprisingly I went with the second dress I tried on!
The Wedding Budget
- DJ/Entertainment: 6%
- Wedding Dress: 11%
- Food + Beverage: 36%
- Photography + Videography: 47%
“Our main wedding ‘splurge’ was the photographer/videographer. We wanted someone who would capture every detail of our wedding so that we can cherish this day for the rest of our lives.”Trisha K.
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