You want your wedding to be gorgeous, but you also don’t want to spend your life savings on one day. Smart choice. But what if you could do both?
Surprise, you can!
Do-It-Yourself brides have revolutionized what it means to ‘design’ a wedding, and now it’s your turn to join in on the fun.
But where do you start? We’ve listed a few DIY wedding planning tips to jumpstart your wedding design process. Get ready to save money and make your wedding look fabulous…
Make Your Own Floral Arrangements
Let’s face it, those roses you’re trying to make into an oversized bouquet are eating into your honeymoon budget. Why not do a fake flower arrangement instead?
Check for overstock of fake flowers at your local craft store and see if they’re willing to offer them at a discount. You never know how much people are willing to give away until you ask.
Doing it this way, you could save hundreds on your floral arrangements, especially if you use them for your table décor as well.
Create Your own Candy Favor Table
Instead of worrying yourself sick about what favor to give your guests, make them a candy favor bar. Spread several bowls of candies for your guests to choose from and supply cute paper bags.
They can fill up on whatever candy they like best and you can save money on your favors. It’s a win-win.
Do Your Own Hair and Makeup
We know what you’re thinking, “A bride, doing her own wedding hair and makeup, as if!” well, hold on Alicia Silverstone, if Kate Middleton can do it so can you.
It isn’t as bad as it sounds, plus you don’t have to worry about your hair or makeup looking off. Do a few trial runs for your hair and makeup and then stick with the plan. You will end up saving hundreds if you go this route.
Create a Rustic Vibe By Making Your Own Decorations
Grab some tin cans, wrap them in a burlap and toss a single fake flower inside. Viola! You have your centerpieces. You can get creative and even change the color of the fabric you use for each tin can. The only limit is your imagination.
Plus, this is highly cost effective in comparison to renting your centerpieces.
Make Cookies For Dessert
Does your grandma have a delicious cookie recipe you would love to share with your entire family circle? Then make your own dessert. Who says you have to serve cake at your wedding?
Make the cookies the night before with a few of your besties for the perfect send off before you become Mrs. so and so.
Decorate with Family Pictures
Borrow pictures from your family and loved ones and put them in a nice, simple frame and place them on each table.
This is an easy way to add nostalgia and a personal element to your wedding. The best part is, it costs nothing! All you have to do is keep track of the pictures to give back to your family.
Have some DIY wedding tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments how you plan to save big on your wedding with your DIY projects.