A DIY Wedding will always take more time then you may expect, so why not embrace it? Our next bride's philosophy on planning her big d0-it-yourself day is one to embrace. Curious? Keep scrolling down to see just what she has to say! Plus you can see her budget breakdown below.
Get a closer look at all of the details from this take your time DIY wedding captured by Amore Vita Photography by visiting the full gallery here.
Know What You Want But Be Flexible
From the Bride: My dress? I wanted something off the wall. A champagne glitter/jeweled bodice with a trumpet skirt and a glitter themed wedding. Well they don't lie when they tell you the dress picks you. I had such a hard time finding what I had in mind that I gave up and put on a few dresses because the ladies at Poffie Girls persuaded me. Well, I put on my dress and I was speechless. It wasn't champagne and beaded... it was perfect.
My shoes TOOK FOREVER but I knew what I wanted and stuck to it. You don't realize how hard it is to find a white floral wedge until you're googling it for 5 hours. If it's something you know you want or if its something you are not sure of. Take your time.
Steal Worthy Idea
Use old soda boxes to hold bubbles for guests to blow after the ceremony. Fill some of the squares with florals to add a decorative element.
From Amore Vita Photography:Marie and Eddie's DIY wedding was held at Angel's Cottage on the lake in Thomasville, NC. Marie spent hour upon hours crafting so many of her DIY details for her wedding. Everything from the guys bow ties to the ceremony details were made by Marie with the help of her mom and some friends.
Don't Do It All Yourself, Ask For Help
From the Bride: DIY or not! Get someone to coordinate your wedding! I had a wonderful friend help and she was something I never knew I needed until rehearsal dinner night. I was a big ball of stress and she took over and not only made sure everyone got down the aisle, but the day of, she made sure all my visions were on the tables and out and ready for guests to go googly eyed at.
Get a closer look at this take your time DIY wedding by watching the wedding video from Pixel Picture Films below.
Read on to see how much this take your time DIY 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.
Vintage Furniture: 200
Bridesmaids dresses: 50 ea Jewelry: Under 50
DIY Flowers: 300
Florist for bouquets: 300
DIY bowties: 50
BM's Robes: 160
Fudge: Under 100
Pear Tree napkins & tags: 200
A lot of the décor was DIY so probably around 300.
We have family members that own a barbecue restaurant so the food was gifted. Also the DJs were a few band mates of Eddies. The videographer was also a family member so that was a gift as well.