This next bride was super savvy about how she spent her wedding cash, not only did she DIY a good portion of her big day, but she was able to turn it around and make a profit on most of it afterward! Keep reading to find out how!
And don’t miss the budget breakdown and a list of more DIY’s from this blue gold and peach romance wedding below. Plus you can see even more of these fabulous photos from Allyson Wiley when you visit the full gallery here.
To Coordinate Or Not To Coordinate
Even though I was very cost-conscious, I would recommend having a coordinator. We had ours do month-of coordination as well as negotiating our rentals.
Our coordinator was AMAZING. Having been in the business far longer than I have, she recommended vendors within my budget without sacrificing anything. She also got us a discount with our rentals, with this alone, she paid for herself!
Turning A Profit On Your Wedding
All of my decor items were bought from the salvage yard, Home Goods or Craigslist (I hate paying full price for anything!) I did not spend much money on my paper crafts, construction paper, paint, glue and crepe paper were mostly used with coupons from Michaels and JoAnns.
I think I spent about $300 on decor (not including the real flowers). After the wedding, I sold most of my decor on Craigslist and made a profit!
Save Your Cash & DIY It
I had been obsessed with a vintage paper moon for months prior to the wedding. I saw one at a rental company that cost $700 and that was only after spending $5000 minimum on their other items, none of which I felt necessary. I decided to make one myself!
I had help with the construction of the bench, but I painted the face of the moon. The whole project cost $160, for the wood and the paint. I am thinking of renting it out for the future, but I am tempted to keep it!
Beauty: Bellamina Makeup
Photographers: Allyson Wiley Photography
Flowers: Floravida Events
Cake: Cake Coquette
Catering: Cater Marin
Coordinators & Stylists: Sweet + Crafty
Rentals: Bright Events
Lighting & Entertainment: Enhanced Lighting and Sound
DJ: DJ Jerry Schultz
Church + Reception: St. Vincent’s School for Boys
Read on to see how much this blue gold and peach romance 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.