DIY Palm Springs Wedding

Veil, Hair Accessories: Tessa Kim

Photography: Yuna Leonard
Coordinator: Galas By Gerry
Cinematographer & Photobooth: Spencer Woolcott
Venue: Cree Estate
Flowers: DIY bouquet, centerpieces & boutonnieres Original LA Flower Mart
Dress designer: Watters
Shoe Designer: Lulu Townsend
Groom’s attire; Zegna
Jewelry: Earrings Lulu Frost for J.Crew
Lighting: Signature Party Rentals
Bridesmaid Dresses: Chosen by bridesmaids | Hair: Sarah Latchford |Makeup: Dejakai Martin | DJ: Jim Evens

Read on to see how much this DIY free spirit 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.

Sure, I'd be happy to provide a budget breakdown, here's what our money got us:

Total Budget: $24,000
80 guests
Palm Springs, CA

Venue & Accommodations, 3 days: 6,000
Photographer, 6 hours: 2,700
Dress & Accessories : 1,570
Bride's dress : 1,400
Belt, DIY: 10 (DIY Belt, I handmade the belt by re-purposing some matching velvet material and a crystal clasp I purchased from a different belt I got on sale at Anthropologie)
Shoes: 50
Veil: 60
Earrings: 50
Groom's Suit, Shoes, & Tie: 1,000
Rentals & Lighting: 4,500
Booze: 800
Flowers, DIY: 400
Boutonnieres, DIY: 30
Catering and Staff: 4,000
Decor, DIY: 900
Stationery, DIY: 100
DJ: Free, friend
Officiant: Free, friend

Songs:
Processional: Santo & Johnny “Sleepwalk”
Bride’s Processional: Phosphorescent – “Song for Zula” (instrumental)
Recessional: Mazzy Star “Fade Into You”
Grand Entrance: The XX “Intro”
First Dance: Van Morrison “Tupelo Honey”
F/D Dance: Whitesnake “Here I Go Again” (this was my favorite song as a little girl and it’s always held a special place in our hearts)