Creative Canuck Wedding

Stationery: Michelle Goltiao
Photographer: Chupp Photography
Hair & Makeup: Krystie Ann Hair & Makeup
Cake: I do Wedding Cakes
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
Flowers: Flowers by June
Groom's Attire: Moores
Bridemaids Totes: The Wedding Chicks
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Happenings Party Rentals
Venue: Private Residence | Caterer: Lyn Tenerife | Wedding Party Hair & Makeup: Beauty By BLEIGH | Bridemaid's Dresses: Rely De Los Santos

Read on to see how much this creative Canuck wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

From the Bride:
We tried to keep costs down as much as possible and our families pitched in a great amount of time and effort into making all the decorations by hand (the fringe banner for the reception, paper pom poms, and flowers for the ceremony, etc).  Also, we refused to buy anything at full price when possible:

A few money saving tips:
-Bought wedding participant gifts on sale or on promotion including the Sophia totes
-Bouquets were bunched and wrapped by bridesmaids
-No DJ, we made our own personal playlist and the sound system was run by a friend.
-Bride's dress was bought on sale
-Some bridesmaids did their own hair
-For our bridesmaid dresses, several of us went to downtown LA's fashion district and bought the material at a very reasonable price, then a family friend made the dresses for us! The girls all used to do ballet together, so they had modern ballet styled dresses made by the same lady who used to make their outfits for ballet as children!

Approximate wedding cost: $9,700
Starting our wedding planning, we were aiming for a budget of $6000, but along the wedding planning process we realized there were some things we just couldn't say no to.
-Cottage Rental: $3500 for the week
-Event Rentals (sound system, chairs, tables and tent): $2000
-Wedding Photography: $1900
-Catering: provided by family friend
-Cake: $500
-Flowers: $500
-Dress: $900
-Hair & Makeup (including bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom): $800
-Additional Decorations (mason jars, vases, globe string lights, etc): $200
-Wedding Party Gifts: $200