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Today’s wedding from (once like a spark) photography shows you that you can have a very budget-friendly event, while keeping it very personal and very lovely.  Plus, this bride’s BHLDN statement necklace is to die for!  The bride, along with her mother and aunt, made all of the floral arrangements, bouquets, and bouts themselves, and the couple also had personal DIY touches like chalkboard signage, a wish jar, and lots more.charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com

charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
I love the mismatched colors in the same style on the bridesmaids, and the bride’s simple chic gown – all from J.Crew.
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
The flags was one of several DIY projects done by the bride and groom. Guests waved them during the recessional of the couple.
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
The couple wanted to make sure their ceremony was the most meaningful part of their wedding.  “The foot washing was the most memorable part of the ceremony … and we promised to serve each other.”
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
“A special moment was when Zach and I walked together from the ceremony to the reception. It was a walk through the woods with just the two of us, and it gave us some time to reflect on the commitment we just made.”
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com
charming budget-friendly DIY wedding | www.oncelikeaspark.com

Some ways this couple made their wedding budget-friendly for them: they ordered their florals in bulk and made their own arrangements, they had a cocktail reception, they DIY’d most of the handmade details, they had friends do the girls’ hair and makeup, and kept the attire and decor simple and classic.

What are your best tips for keeping a wedding budget-friendly?  Share them in the comments and I’ll do a post featuring the best ones!

{Vendors} Venue: Graue Mill / Food: LaBelle Catering & Events / Bride’s gown: J.Crew / Bridesmaids’ dresses: J.Crew / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Bride’s necklace: BHLDN / Makeup and hair: friends / Flowers: bought from fiftyflowers.com and arranged by bride and family / Photographer: (once like a spark) photography / Invitations: Invited Design on Etsy / Cake: Tipsycake 

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