Who out there has a little trouble letting go of the reins now and then? We all do now and then .. right? Our next bride, Marisa was hesitant to let go of all the planning responsibilities, but in the end she was able to. When she saw the finished product, she was more than happy with how every last detail turned out. She just let her vendors do what they do best, create an amazing event.
You can see more of this laid back glam wedding, captured by Finding Light Photography, by visiting the full gallery here. Plus, keep reading to find their budget breakdown and learn how to steal this wedding party's looks!
Show Your Ladies A Little Love
It warms our hearts to see a bride that values the ladies that helped her through the planning process of their big day. Whether it is giving them a special memento for the day, having a little prewedding ladies fun, or allowing their personalities to shine in assorted dresses, a little love will go a long way. Need a few more ideas? Check out these 15 ways to make your bridesmaids feel special.
Keeping it Fun
From the Bride: Some of the best compliments we received was that our ceremony was actually fun! This was amazing to hear since (let’s be real) the ceremony usually isn’t what everyone looks forward to when attending a wedding. Our friend of many years officiated which I think set the tone for a more relaxed ceremony.
Trust the Pros
When we started planning, we had so many DIY ideas we wanted to incorporate but as time moved closer we realized some elements are just better left for the professionals. Being somewhat of a control freak, it was hard for me to envision how everything was going to come together after a year of planning but when people say “trust your vendors” just do it; I did and I do not regret it.
Read on to see how much this laid back glam 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.
Venue: $25,000 (includes ceremony, reception, food & liquor)
Wedding gown: $2,500 (including alterations)
Hair & Make-up: $185 (bride) $125 (bridesmaids)
Steal Their Look:
Dress: Pronovias Belt: BHLDN Shoes: Alice & Olivia and Nine West Earrings: BHLDN Bracelet: Ben Amun Bridesmaids Dresses:
Erica G: Ivanka Trump Erica K: BHLDN Nicki: Ivanka Trump Lindsay: Jim Hjelm Getting ready shorties:
Plum Pretty Sugar Groom:
Suit: Combatant Gentlemen Watch: Invicta