Photographer: Lauren & Tim Fair of Lauren Fair Photography
Read on to see how much this chic industrial 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.
My husband loves to budget so our wedding budget was probably his favorite part of getting married (other than actually marrying me of course ;). Right after we got engaged we sat down and calculated how much we could afford to put towards the wedding each month. We knew we would be paying for the majority of the wedding ourselves so it was very important to us to not start our lives together in debt. We also decided on what aspects were most important to us and therefore what we would be willing to spend the most on. Of course by the end we were buying things left and right but I'm proud to say we still came in "under" budget. We were also very fortunate to have many family members and friends help out. For instance, my sister made our cake and a family friend made my headpiece while my dad and my husband constructed our backdrop. And I used my baking skills to make our favors. It was definitely more work to do it yourself and there were moments where it was overwhelming but seeing everyone pull together made the wedding day all the sweeter.
Attire: $1,100 (my dress, husband's tie (he wore his own suit), shoes, jewelry)
Paper goods: $400 (placecards, invitations, save the dates)
This list does not include items like bridal party gifts, officiant, wedding bands etc. The total cost was around $24,000.