Funky Farm Wedding in Colorado

Photographer: Katie Hellinger Photography
Event Designer: Jessica McTaggert of Pink Champagne Events
Venue & Flowers: The Lyons Farmette
Cake: Kim & Jake's Cakes
Caterer: Chef Dale Lamb
Favors: Colorado Mountain Jams & Jellies
Pies: Susan's Bakery
Linens, Flatware, China & Glassware: All Events Tents and Party Rentals
Band: Moses Jones Band
Hair & Makeup: Twig Salon

Read on to see how much this funky farm 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.

We were very lucky in that both our families contributed to the cost of our wedding. We had an initial budget of $17,000 from the bride’s family and a budget of approximately $6,000 from the groom’s family for the reception band and other costs. It was incredibly important to us, that any extras came out of our own pockets and that we really kept budgeting in check. We had amazing friends that donated their talents and services to us and we saved an incredible amount of money by having the (venue) Lyons Farmette do all of the flowers instead of going through a florist. All of the flowers came straight from the farm and where cut that very morning! I was extremely budget conscious by shopping for unique décor at thrift shops, antique stores, and discount departments….I am most proud of the gorgeous jewelry I got myself and my bridesmaids for an AMAZING price! Our families were amazed with what we accomplished with our budget and we could not have dreamed of a more beautiful, perfect wedding! I am in awe every time I look at the photographs!

Bride’s Dress: $1,075
Alterations: $600
Groom’s Shoes: $150
Groom/Groomsmen Ties: $216 (we paid for all of them as gifts)
Bride/Bridemaids Jewelry: $150 (we paid for all of them as gifts)
Bride/Groom Wedding Bands: $300
Flowers: $720
Hair & Make-up: $365
Officiant: $425
Photography: $ 2,250
Invitations: Free (gifted by Craig Hoggatt Design)
Stationery for printing DIY menus, place cards, programs, and signage: $40
Alcohol: $1,135
Bartender(s): $633
Candles & Vases: $30
Food & Service: $5,045
Cake: $35
Pies: $195
Favors: $95
Rentals (approx.): $1,325
Shuttle: $930
Planner: $1,750
Venue: $2,300
Cocktail Hour Music: Free (gifted by Brent Joyce Music)
Reception Band: $5,000
Ceremony & Dinner Music: Free! (“My Wedding Dj” smartphone app. This might have been my favorite part of planning my wedding! Choosing all of the music myself was like creating a soundtrack to the story of our lives! I worked so hard on creating an amazing, unique soundtrack that reflected exactly who we are and loved every second of it!)
Grand Total: $24,724