Miriah and Craig’s DIY Barn Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

Y'all know that I love a good outdoor budget wedding and man, do I have good one for you today! Miriah and Craig hosted an amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 all in. This wedding is a perfect example of planning your budget to include lots of “saves” so you can have some wonderful “splurges”. It features bouquets crocheted by the bride, fly fishing, and the couple's boxers! Photographed by the amazing Ashley Kidder of Urban Safari Photography, I just know that y'all are gonna be blown away by this budget wedding like I was.

Y'all know that I love a good outdoor budget wedding and man, do I have good one for you today! Miriah and Craig hosted an amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 all in. This wedding is a perfect example of planning your budget to include lots of "saves" so you can have some wonderful "splurges". It features bouquets crocheted by the bride, flyfishing, and the couple's boxers! Photographed by the amazing Ashley Kidder of Urban Safari Photography, I just know that y'all are gonna be blown away by this budget wedding like I was.

Miriah and Craig's DIY Barn Wedding in the Colorado Mountains || Urban Safari Photography
Image Courtesy of: Urban Safari Photography

According to Miriah, "I really never had the dream of a big fancy wedding or actually ever thought that I would get married. My one and only request was that I wanted to get married in a barn, fortunately we found the AA Barn through just searching the internet. We immediately drove to Grand Lake in search of the barn and knew right away that it was a perfect fit for what we wanted.

Everything just fell into place after finding a location. Barn, burlap, lace and wild flowers were perfect combinations for our wedding. I have to thank Pinterest for inspiring me to crochet my bouquets! I even went as far as to craft up some burlap dog collar covers so that our fur babies would look good in the photos.

Our biggest save was on the food for the reception, we didn't need or want anything fancy (because then it feels like you have to be somewhat formal with a seating assignment and schedule). We ordered a variety of meat and cheese trays from the City Market in Granby and I think it was the best idea for the setting and feel of our wedding. We did splurge on the photographer, we wanted to be able to look at our photos in the years to come and be able to remember the feelings we had at all the moments they captured."

An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari PhotographyAn amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari PhotographyAn amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
An amazingly sweet DIY barn wedding in the Colorado mountains for under $7,000 || Urban Safari Photography
Image Courtesy of: Urban Safari Photography

The Budget

My Dress – $1,500

Barn Rental – $200

Rental House for us and the wedding party for 3 Nights – $1,700

Food for the Reception – $450

Invitations – $200 Includes the postage since I designed and printed them myself on card stock I got on sale.

Decorations – $200  We silk printed the glasses and bought the flowers in bulk and did the arrangements ourselves, all the burlap was on sale when I bought it as well.

Flower Bouquets – $50 The yarn (and crocheted them myself).

Hair/Make-up – $300 Nancy Small at Apres Ski and Hair Design. She was great!!!!

Photographer – $2,200

All in for: Approximately $6,580

Miriah and Craig's DIY Barn Wedding in the Colorado Mountains || Urban Safari Photography
Image Courtesy of: Urban Safari Photography

Vendor Guide:

Photographer: Urban Safari Photography
Venue: AA Barn
Bouquets: Crocheted by the Bride
Dress: Wtoo for D'Anelli Bridal
Hair + Make-up: Nancy Small, Apres Ski Hair Design in Grand Lake
Cupcakes: Made by the Maid of Honor
Reception Entertainment: Old Town Pickers
Ring: Custom-Designed by Private Gemologist Nick Mansanares
Jewelry: Charming Charlie
Cowboy Boots: Old Gringo Cowgirl Boots
Officiant: A Long Time Friend, Jon Rohde
Planning/Coordination: Bride did the Planning and a Friend (Nikki Grover) did the Day of Coordination
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

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