While we're limited to one entry in DIY Bride's contest, I found that I was hooked on the challenge of putting together bridal looks for under $500. Some of these looks would be fun for engagement sessions don't you think? What you splurge on and what would you compromise?
This soft natural look is perfect for the destination bride complete with perfectly packable hat that provides UPF 50+ protection to silk flowers that won't wilt in the tropical heat.
Where to Get the Look ($478.99): Dress: Peach Orchard Wedding Dress by JuneJulySeptember on Etsy $295; Hat: Beach Sun Hat by Coolibar Quality Sun Protection $36; Necklace: Flower Cluster Rope Necklace from Arden B $24; Bracelet: Nickel Butterfly by MyThreeMetals on Etsy $34; Sandals: Gianni Bini "Natal" from Dillards $89.99
Where to Get the Look ($388.59): Dress: Calvin Klein from Nordstrom $178; Fascinator by Enchantedly Yours on Etsy $10.99; Jewelry: Earrings by Heavenly Treasures $39.95, Black Onyx Beaded Bracelet by Nancy's Gift Gallery $10.70; Clutch by Nine West on Zappos.com $89; Boots by Madden Girl from Zappos.com $59.95