Okay, so celebrity weddings aren’t exactly the most relatable events ever. Sure, they’re insanely gorgeous, but affordable? Not usually. And while you may not be able to hire an IV truck to help all your wedding guests avoid a hangover (*cough, cough* Sofia Vergara), there are definitely certain details you can pick and pull from Hollywood weddings that can easily translate into a gorgeous affair, while still avoiding wedding budget busters. Scroll on down to get that brainstorm going.

whitney port wedding altar

1. Whitney Port’s Altar: If you’re planning a beach or destination wedding, things are bound to get expensive fast. Save a little bit in your decor budget by DIYing your own version of Whitney Port’s tropical altar made from palm leaves. (via @whitneyport)

donut cake

2. Hayley William’s Wedding Cake: There are just about a million details we want to copy from Hayley Williams’s wedding, but this massive donut cake definitely left us drooling. (via @five_daughters_bakery)


3. Jason Mraz’s Wedding Venue: Jason and his now-wife Tina Carano married in a historic Virginia church back in the fall. We were totally awed by the floating frames surrounding the ceremony, and how they created the illusion of being inside while still allowing for a 360-degree view of the outdoors. If you’re planning a backyard wedding and are equipped with some woodworking skills (or you can recruit some), this could definitely be an affordable way to take your venue to the next level. (via @jasonmraz)

Aly Michalka wedding dress

4. Aly Michalka’s Wedding Dress: Not so into rocking a traditional white wedding gown? Who says you have to? Disney star Aly Michalka wed director Stephen Ringer in this non-traditional, purple wedding dress and looked like a total star. (via @savingtheseason)

celebrity wedding details

5. Rob Dyrdek’s All-White Decor: If you’re feeling the white dress, why stop there? When Rob Dyrdek and Bryiana Noelle Flores tied the knot a few months back, they dipped their entire wedding in white, all the way down to the flowers and candles. (via @robdyrdek)

hilary rhoda bridesmaids dresses

6. Hilary Rhoda’s Black Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddings are often all about color, but if you’re not really into all that saturation, don’t be afraid to incorportate some basic black into your day. Model Hilary Rhoda dressed her bridesmaids in these simple and super chic dresses, and they look anything but drab. (via @hilaryhrhoda)


7. Will and Kate’s Wedding Menu: When a menu card from Will and Kate’s 2011 wedding went up for auction last year, it was shared all over the Internet. While we’re not entirely sure what some of these ingredients are, picking out details from the menu could be a great way to generate some ideas for your own. (via Nate Sanders)

ashlee simpson wedding

8. Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross’s Reception Decor: If you’re after a boho-inspired theme, look no further, my friends. Ashley and Evan’s reception was basically a Free People catalogue personified. While you may not be able to do it up quite as grand as these two, DIYing those colorful tapestries or the adorable hanging wreaths could be a great way to evoke a similar vibe. (via @realevanross)

heather morris wedding

9. Heather Morris’ Photobooth: At Glee actress Heather Morris’s wedding, the photobooth definitely seemed to be the main event – and rightly so. With that many props, why would you want to hang out anywhere else? If you want to create your own, we just so happen to have tons of photo booth inspo. (via @littlelengies)

sofia vergara wedding

10. Sofia Vergara’s Floral Theme: To say Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s wedding was extravagant would be a vast understatement. And while this ceremony is STUNNING, anyone who’s looked into floral arrangements knows it’s not cheap. But tone this look down a bit and you have a wedding theme that’s noticeable but still timeless. (via @sofiavergara)

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