10 Cheap Ways Any Budget Bride Can Copy the Kimye Wedding
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially tied the knot! Of course, the famous duo pulled out all the stops for their wedding weekend. From the gorgeous wall of flowers to the designer gowns, with a little creativity, we're showing you how to copy the #worldsmosttalkedaboutwedding for a fraction of the price.
Start the Dress Code Early
You don't have to wear a $20,000 Balmain mini to stand out at your bachelorette party, à la Kim Kardashian. Simply ask your girls to dress in a darker shade than you to be catapulted into the spotlight. (What, you think all of Kim K.'s friends wore black by chance? We're betting the detail-oriented starlet initiated a dress code days before her big bash.)
Create Your Own Light Show
You may have heard about their lavish Versailles rehearsal dinner (swoon). But did you hear it ended with a serious fireworks show? While a Kardashian-West custom firework display may be out of your price range, enlist a handful of sparklers to do the trick. With smokeless sparklers, you'll get the same romantic ambiance for a price that won't make you gasp.
Wear a Lace Wedding Dress
Though the world's still waiting for a clearer shot of Kim's wedding gown, here's what we can tell from the first look: her custom-made Givenchy number featured delicate white lace, long sleeves with sheer panels and a sexy mermaid silhouette. Pair a cheaper version of this style with a super-long veil to replicate her bridal look.
Make the Flower Girl Your Mini-Me
Rumour has it that North West was also dressed in a white Givenchy frock. Hollywood Life reports that it "made her nearly identical to her mom." Run with this idea and go with a long-sleeved lace dress (like this $29 Etsy option) for your beloved flower girl.
RELATED: Learn how to DIY your own flower girl dress.
Put Your Bridesmaids in White
Kim's sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, and mom Kris, were all bridesmaids on the big day, amping up the elegance in floor-length white dresses. Don't be afraid to ask your bridesmaids to wear white, too, but consider cocktail-length dresses to considerably lower the price point.
Whip Up a Floral Wall
This wall of roses (Kanye's stunning Mother's Day gift to Kim) ended up being a preview for their wedding day. The headline-making couple said "I do" beside a huge wall of white flowers at the historic Forte Di Belvedere in Florence. To copy the look for less, make your own miniature version! A DIY tissue paper flower wall makes a great backdrop for your vows or photo booth.
Invite a Celebrity Look-Alike
We had to do a double take when we saw this shot of the man who married Kim and Kanye (AKA the hottest pastor ever!). How often do you think he gets mistaken for Leonardo DiCaprio? If you can't have a star-studded bash, consider hiring a celebrity impersonator for a good laugh, or just get married by someone who is so ridiculously good-looking, he could practically be famous himself.
Make This Your First Dance Song
Kimye danced to John Legend's "All of Me" (which he performed live), and swayed to a mashup of several other love songs, including Etta James's "At Last," for their first dance. But you don't need your favourite singer to be there in person to feel the love. Ask someone close to you (lke that aunt with an amazing voice, or your groom's show-stopping bestie) to sing live to make your night extra special.
Need help narrowing down the song list? Check out the top 28 song suggestions for the perfect first dance.
Get Ready to Pose in a Photo Booth
The Kardashian-West wedding guests have posted their glam photo booth shots all over Instagram, and we can't help but agree that self-portraits make for a topnotch souvenir. Instead of shelling out upwards of $1,000 for a professional photo booth, try this DIY photo booth that comes together cleverly with little more than a refrigerator box, an iPad and a tripod.
Surprise Guests With a Dress Change
We caught a glimpse of Kim's second gown (a custom-designed number by Olivier Rousteing) as she posed with Olivier himself. Without breaking the bank, you too can work a wardrobe swap into your wedding day to keep guests on their toes. Your second dress can be something simple and easy to dance in—just keep it white to feel like a bride all night.