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Do It Yourself Garden Wedding

flower border wedding invitations

With a total budget of 12K Laurel and Scott made some big money saving decisions when it came to their wedding day. Curious how they were able to manage?
Well, keep scrolling to find some great tips, see a super easy DIY project and learn a bit more about the Wedding Chicks Free Printables page. Want to see more of this do it yourself garden wedding? Check out the full gallery here, filled with gorgeous images captured by With Love & Embers.

bride created bouquet

romantic bridals

navy and black groom looks

From With Love & Embers: Laurel and Scott's wedding was an intimate backyard DIY wedding. Together they celebrated their love and union with their closest friends and family members amongst flowers and DIY decorations that Laurel, the bride, made with her sister. Their day was hosted in the backyard of Scott's family's backyard that had an amazing buttercup field that was in bloom.

DIY wedding decor and lavender toss sign

cute wedding monogram program

otudoor wedding ceremony

with love and embers photography

Wedding Chicks Recommended Printable

If you are in love with Laurel and Scott's fantastic crossed arrow monogram, we have some good news for you! We have a customizable printable suite to match! You can adjust the colors and the text and print it all off for free! Just click here to get started!

arrow heart printable

mismatched bridesmaids

Accept Help from Others

From The Bride: Accept other people's offers to help with the wedding and avoid the temptation to try and do everything yourself! It can be very hard for me, and I'm sure lots of other DIY brides, to give up control, but fight the urge to be overly concerned with every tiny detail.

When you're doing a DIY wedding, there are lots of small projects that helping hands make go by much more easily. Family and friends will offer to help and they're not just trying to be polite! Accept their help and take advantage of the great talents your friends and family have

blue mason jars

garden flowers

Do it Yourself ampersand seat sign

Do it Yourself ampersand seat sign

How adorable is this twine wrapped ampersand bride and groom seat accessory. And would you believe it is super easy to make yourself! Just pick up a spool of twine, a wooden ampersand sign, and some hot glue at your local craft store and and follow the steps below:
-Start by hot gluing the end of your twine to the ampersand.
-Then slowly begin to wrap the entire ampersand with your twine.
-Once you have finished tie off the end and secure it with a small amount of hot glue.

smores bar

wedding pinata

Read on to see how much this do it yourself garden 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.

Budget:
Our total budget was about $12,000.
Major expenses were photography ($4000), Catering ($3500), Tent/table/chairs/lighting ($1700), Flowers for centerpieces and bouquets ($800), wedding dress ($1600)

ServiceVendor
CakePassion Bakery Cafe
CatererRiver House Pizza Company
Dress designerBHLDN
Music/BandLonesome Moonlight Wolf | Flowers & Makeup: The Bride
PhotographyWith Love & Embers
Shoe designerCOACH
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