Budget-Friendly Bohemian Wedding in Florida

Savannah Lauren

August 2, 2016


Seth and Lauren’s wedding had a laid back vibe, a budget of just $4000 and lots of lovely homemade details. They planned the day in just three and a half months with lots of help from their friends and family! “I love gold and feathers”, said the bride. “I had seen some gold tipped feathers and I took that as our initial idea and ran with it. I have also done some events at work where we covered the tables with butcher paper and used very simple yet beautiful decor like succulents, twine, and tins. It all fit together very well.”


They out together all the flowers (the feathers were from Etsy and the flowers themselves came from Walmart), a friend made their cake, and instead of a band or DJ they created their own Spotify playlist. “We had a craft party where we made ALL of the decor. We made boutonnieres and bouquets, cleaned tins and glued lace and burlap on them, and hand-painted all the signs. We did everything ourselves. The wedding really wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the selfless friends and family who were willing to come out for a craft day, prep all of the food/cake and freeze it, let us use tables and chairs. The decorations I paid for were purchased in bulk and we spent very little on them. For example: the butcher paper rolls were $12 and we only used half of one roll.”


“The wedding was so beautiful”. she continued. “Not because of the money we spent or the food we served, but because it was so clearly about love and family. The feel of the wedding was so sweet and I feel that because of how simply yet elegantly we did things it kept the focus on the covenant of two people and the family and friends who came to celebrate that”.


The outdoor ceremony was officiated by the groom’s father. “The ceremony was my favourite part of our wedding. We started the ceremony around 11am and the sun streaming down over the trees and shimmering over the water on a cool morning with birds chirping and a nice breeze. It was perfect. Walking down the aisle was the highlight. We decided I would wait at the bottom of the stairs and Seth would come and get me. It was so wonderful and sweet. Signifying that we are now a family and I am his and he is mine. We walked down to I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping at Last. As I think back to the ceremony, it was such a dream and was just so joyful.”