Photographer: Matt Lien
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Groom's Attire: Gap, Urban Outfitters & JC Penney
Caterer: Henry’s Catering
Flowers: Ali May's Flowers
Stationary: Brent Schoepf the groom
Venue: Parents backyard | Hair & Makeup: Lia McCormick
Read on to see how much this eclectic blue backyard 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.
Candy Buffet: $150
Bridesmaids: spent between $40 and $100 on their dresses
Gifts for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen: $250
Table Decorations: $100
Artwork on tables: $50
I borrowed a ton of stuff for our wedding to eliminate cost. All of the lights were borrowed, linens, vases, jars, birds, and furniture (other than tables and chairs). My only real expenses for decorating were the table runners I made from fabric bought at a discount, and gold spray paint to change the look of the jars and birds. I used logs and sticks from our yard, and spruced them up with spray paint. Once I had a base I splurge on the flowers to fill the assortment of items I collected. I stole a dresser from my mother in law, doors from Brent's grandfather's old farm, and the table that was in my parent's kitchen growing up for our sweetheart table. Not only did this cut cost, but made the day nostalgic and personal. Brent made all of the invites, artwork and programs. This saved us money, because we only paid printing cost. We did our best to pinch our pennies and still be creative.