This DIY filled, vintage shabby chic inspired wedding day is a breath taking example of making your wedding your own. It is even more impressive when you learn that the Bride and Groom did it nearly all by themselves!
Keep reading to hear the pros and cons of natural pink rustic wedding and to get the full budget break down! Plus you can see even more of this lovely day photographed by Tiffany.Von Photography when you visit the full gallery here.
Make it Yours
From the Bride: We wanted as much as possible of our wedding to be hand-crafted and up cycled. From collecting vintage items to crafting the decor, to styling the tables, we wanted our wedding to reflect our own taste and aesthetic while feeling cozy and intimate.
We re-purposed a lot of items from our own home and turned them into decor for the wedding (old window sashes, shutters, frames, mirrors, etc.) The best compliments we got were that the wedding was so "us"!
Cute Free Printables
This adorable bicycle built for two wedding guest book is just one of the many free printables that you can customize and download from the Wedding Chicks!
Add a little custom flair to your sweetheart table seating with these super cute Bride and Groom signs that you can download for free right here on the Wedding Chicks free printable page!
Free Printable Bride sign. Download here.
Let Others Help
In an effort to make our wedding as "us" as possible, we wanted to have a hand in every part of the planning and designing; and since we chose not to have any bridesmaids or groomsmen, it ended up being a lot of work! We loved every minute of it, but looking back we should have delegated more tasks to our family and friends who were offering their help. It definitely would have made the process a little less stressful!
We are so grateful for the help we did get from our families in crafting our decor, to our friends and family who baked the most amazing desserts for our dessert bar and to all of our friends who helped us with set-up and break-down
Read on to see how much this natural pink rustic 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.
Guest Count: 75
Drinks and Alcohol: $750
Dessert: $130 for french macarons and a few vegan treats, however in place of a wedding cake we had some delicious homebaked pies and dessert bars made by my best friend, cousin and sister's best friend!
Venue: $2500.00 (Tent, tables, chairs, dance floor, ceremony arbor and seating included)
Wedding Dress: $145.00, alterations were done by my amazing cousin!
Hair & Makeup: $550.00 for bride, mother of bride and groom, and sister of bride Rentals: $1300.00 (Linens, mismatched china, flatware, glassware, lawn games and vintage/rustic lawn furniture; some of this cost was offset by bartering some of our decor after the wedding)
Save the Dates and Invitations: Free using Paperless Post Vendor Tips: $880
Total: $14,455 (approximate)