The Royal Wedding on a Real Budget

It's no secret that the royal wedding came with an equally royal price tag (the total cost has been estimated at $34 million!). Still, there are plenty of gorgeous wedding details from Kate and William’s nuptials that you can steal. Check out the First 5 of 9 ways to get the royal wedding look.

1. Kate's Gown


Royal Detail: Made from a combination of English and French lace by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Kate's dress was modern, chic -- and estimated to be worth $434,000.


Real Deal: We love this similar dress with Chantilly lace sleeves and a skirt of silk shantung taffeta from Legends by Romona Keveza for $5,000.

2. Pippa's White Dress


Royal Detail: We love the slim-fitting white dress with a low cowl neckline that Pippa donned to be chief bridesmaid behind her sister.


Real Deal: We found a similar dress made of silk chiffon from Matthew Christopher for $2,650.


3. Kate's Bouquet


Royal Detail: Kate carried a small but elegant springtime shield-shaped bouquet composed of hyacinth, myrtle, lily of the valley, and sweet William.


Real Deal: A similar bouquet, using all of the same flowers and replicating the shape, costs $325. But you could also get a similar look for less by using sweet peas or peonies (that are seasonally available), alongside some sweet Williams, for a bouquet that would run $175 to $225. (Courtesy of Sara Cancellaro of Flowers of the World)


4. The Flower Girl Crowns and Bouquets


Royal Detail: Four cute flower girls walked the aisle wearing green and white flower crowns and carrying mini bouquets that looked like Kate's.


Real Deal: Flower crowns similar to theirs cost about $75 each, while mini bouquets of all-white hyacinth would be $150. (Courtesy of Sara Cancellaro of Flowers of the World)


5. Decor in Westminster Abbey


Royal Detail: Westminster Abbey was transformed into a virtual English garden with tall trees and hundreds of flowers lining the aisle


. Real Deal: Lining your aisle with large maples could cost $500 for each fully potted tree. Not into the full potted plants? Instead, you could request large arrangements with flowering branches, like cherry blossoms, inside beautiful containers for just $250 to $300 per design. (Courtesy of Sara Cancellaro of Flowers of the World)

Reposted from  theknot.com