For many of us, the stress of planning a wedding (or any large event) is frightening. The biggest cause of stress… the budget. I have planned many events with tight budgets and I always find that adding a bit a creativity not only helps make the budget go further, but it is fun too!
If you aren’t confident in your DIY skills, enlist your friends and family to help you make a day of it! My bestfriend got married last May and there were a few times when we would all get together and help her with one of her latest crafts. She was able to stretch her budget by ordering printed invitations, RSVP cards and blank envelopes but building, designing (she added ribbon, vintage keys and rhinestones), and handwriting on the envelopes herself.
Another way to make your budget last? Check out Etsy.com. This is a one-stop shop for homemade items, perfect for any event. You can order invitations, décor, place settings, guest books, table charts and so much more! You will have your choice of store to purchase from and you are guaranteed a safe purchase.
Flowers are one of the most expensive décor pieces in any wedding. I have been working with a bridge who has decided to make her own corsages for her mother, father, brothers and her soon to be mother-in-law and father-in-law. All you need in large silk ribbon (pick colours similar to your existing décor), a hot glue gun, dried flowers (you can get these almost anywhere. Check out Bowring and Chintz and Co) and a little patience.
There are many other ways to save your budget. If you are looking for a few tips and tricks, contact me and I would love to help you out, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for sneak peaks into a few exciting upcoming events we have on the go!