DIY Bride who’s not really much of a DIY Girl!!?

by DIY wedding planner on April 25, 2012


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I am planning a very elegant but cheap wedding in July. I want things to look very classy timeless and wonderful. I’m on a budget and want to do EVERYTHING that can be done DIY! Do you have any great ideas you could share?
Thank You,
AuBree

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fizzy stuff April 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

You should check out Martha Stewarts wedding magazine. Tons of DIY in there.

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Heather.Ponce April 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Flower arrangements, favors (centerpieces), basicaly u can set up all the flowers and tables to save money on having someone else do it..GL

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Missy Autumn April 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I am planning my wedding and I am not much of a DIY girl either but I have found a couple websites:

http://www.do-it-yourself-weddings.com/index.html
http://diyweddingplanner.com/

I am also planning on making my own wedding bouquet using flowers from samsclub.com (they have amazing reviews and also they have amazing prices!) and this webpage http://www.jrroses.com/weddingflower3.0.html and this video http://video.about.com/weddings/Make-a-Wedding-Bouquet.htm

HOPE THIS HELPS!

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Fighting For Love (B2B 8/1/09) April 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I’m in the same boat as you. Bride on an EXTREME budget! Start looking at pictures of weddings on websites like theknot.com. I’ve found a lot of ideas just by looking at the pictures. They’re all going to be done by me or my mom. Stylemepretty.com has a lot of pretty simple DIY projects.

From theknot just by looking at their decoration gallery I got the idea to use one wall of my venue to hang a string and attach copies of our family members wedding photos. The original picture I saw was just photos of the couple (probably engagement photos). They were attached with clothes line and clothes pins, but my wedding isn’t that laid back so I’m having to think of a different way to hang them.

The next thing… I’m saving large soup cans to cover with fabric of my colors and I’ll put them in the widows at the church, maybe even on the railing of the deck that’ll act as our dance floor. It’s a cheap Idea because I’d just be throwing the cans away if I didn’t use them for flowers and no one has to know that it was soup cans because the flowers and fabric will cover that up. (I came up with that from seeing a small round vase on a florist website and I thought it looked like a decorated soup can).

Instead of a $30-50 for a guest book I’ll never look at again I’m going to get a scrap book or a nice sketch book and have pictures taken of the guests and put in the book and they can write well wishes and tidbits of wisdom to us next to their picture.

DIY food: Grow your own fruits (like melons and strawberries)! buy in bulk at Sams and other stores like that and enlist family to get their hands dirty in making meatballs or whatever you can!

Basic tips: Borrow what you can! Ebay is great place to get petals in bulk. Always ask if you can get a discount, there is nothing wrong with asking. Get what you can on clearance (like white Christmas lights are classy but safer then candles. So after Dec 25th hit the store, especially the dollar store, for a great deal). Buy in bulk when possible, tealights are done like this more then any other candle. Sign up for coupons for all of your favorite craft stores.

good luck and congratulations

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Cinders April 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Ok, I have the same thing all planned out ready for my wedding.
The only thing I am paying for is material, some food and the church.
My mum is making the food – she’s a chef.
My nan is making the wedding cake.
My other nan is making fresh flower arrangements on the day from flowers she has grown.
My friends own a farm and have lent me a hog roast.
My boyfriend’s nanna is making my dress and my bridesmaids dresses.
His uncle owns some vintage cars and is lending us one.
We’re borrowing a hall from a friend.
I’m making place cards, invitations and the favours will be handmade chocolates in hand-made bags.
Just look at what resources you and your fiance have in the family. and put them to work!

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