Rosie, Marketing Manager & Justin, Athletic Director
Sum-up of the wedding vibe: Colorful DIY mash-up of new and old traditions in an updated historical church.
Planned budget: $20,000
Actual budget: $18,000
Number of guests: 165
LOCATION: Highland Park, California
Where we allocated the most funds:
The venue! At first we were going to go with something that was WAY cheaper, but it didn’t feel like us! We didn’t want to spend a ton of money, but we wanted the place to be welcoming and somewhere that our friends and family felt comfortable. Ruby Street was probably our tenth venue visit. It was absolutely perfect the moment we stepped inside. We knew this was the one!
Where we allocated the least funds:
Food! We went with a taco bar, because who doesn’t like tacos? In Los Angeles there are so many amazing taco trucks, so we found a person that gave us the royal treatment and wasn’t too expensive. To this day I still dream about those tacos!
What was totally worth it:
The venue! I thought it was a little over budget of what we wanted to spend on the venue. It was beautiful! It felt unique, special, and fit our personalities. It was in a great location, and we didn’t have to do that much decorating because did you see the incredible macramé wall decor? Loved it!
What was totally not worth it:
The venue required a lot of insurance that we did not expect to purchase. This drove up the cost a bit, and it was something we didn’t budget for. We felt it was wasteful, but it was out of our hands and an expense we were willing to pay for such a great location.