I am looking for ideas for a small diy wedding on a tight budget in october?

by DIY wedding planner on December 7, 2011

late afternoon,on halloween or the weeekend of,inexspensive but elegantoutdoor and indoor suggestions,foods ,decorations,any ideas are welcome

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Katie December 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Depending on where you live, I would have it outside in the forest among the pretty colored leaves.


Chris December 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm

We had a small wedding at a local state park. We spent a grand total of $1000. My husband’s aunt made our invitations, my mother-in-law grew all the flowers that we used, she also made my dress, and we had friends be our photographers.

For decorating… we found that not having a single color for the wedding would work. It never failed that when we would go to the party store, they never had enough of the one color we wanted. So, we just rainbowed the wedding. The plates, napkins, utencils, everything paper related were differen colors.

For the men, they just wore simple black pants and white shirts. We purhcased novelty ties for them to add to the fun and color of the day. The girls wore simple black dresses we found online.

We served cake and ice cream at the reception. Ice cream sundaes to be exact. We also had a keg of rootbeer on hand so people could have a float if they wanted instead of the sundae. We also served ham and turkey sandwiches.

The biggest piece of advice I could give you is just to relax and have fun. We treated our wedding like a big party or a family picnic instead of a wedding.

Wishing you all the best!!!


mommyme December 8, 2011 at 12:15 am

look online for fall decorations. However you can find some cheap at farmers markets. Pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, cornstalks, Indian corn plus white candles and white christmas lights would be beautiful. Look at Martha stewart’s website. She had some picts a few years about where she hollowed out mini pumpkins and put tea-lights in them with string and hung them from trees for a garden party. It looked beautiful. For food you could do roasted corn, a huge pot of soup (if its a cool weekend) or a big steaming pot of apple cider. ( you could also use apples in your decorating- hollow them out and put the tea light in them and float them in a big old metal wash basin- again look online for these picts) I’ve attached some sites


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