ways to save money while wedding planning?

by DIY wedding planner on April 21, 2012

im gettin married july 10th and im trying to save as much money as possible without having a cheap look. i love DIY stuff but don’t want to overload myself. any tips on how to easily make invitations or where to get them without the huge price would be great. any ideas are good, thank you!

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zil April 21, 2012 at 5:21 am

what is your budget? where do you live? how many guests are you having? how far are you in your planning?


DrangonFly April 21, 2012 at 5:35 am

i’m not sure i never planned a wedding before
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June 5th April 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

Have a buffet.No favors,play your own music with an ipod,have a family member or friend take pics,buy the invites from either Walmart,Hobby Lobby or Micheals.They have nice ones.


Online by Dezign April 21, 2012 at 6:35 am

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

There are a number of things you can do to save money on your wedding.

1) Invitations can be made very inexpensively. We have a number of options on our site for DIY. http://www.weddingsbydezign.com/invitations-more.html

2) David’s Bridal often has their $99 sale, which is great for finding dresses that were discontinued, closeouts, etc. I got mine for that price and I have had friends getting married ask if they can use my dress because they liked it so much.

3) Keep your event small, but cozy. Having your near and dearest will just help to make the day that much better for you.

4) Consider getting married on a beach, in a park with a BBQ reception to follow. (If you need more info how to do this, let me know.)

If you want more ideas, feel free to add more about your color scheme, theme, # of people attending. That would help.

All the Best,

Weddings By Dezign


Soon to be bride April 21, 2012 at 6:58 am

Hey, I’m also having a budget wedding. I saved money by buying invitations from Office Max (Staples is also good!) Then Office Max prints on invitations and RSVP cards for $.09 per. Very cheap and then you don’t have to fuss with it yourself.

I’m also doing DIY programs for the ceremony and DIY menus. What I decided to do was get thick card stock for strength and colored printer paper. What you do, is have them print the front and back of the program on one side of the card stock. And then the insides on the printer paper. After that, you can glue the pieces together and fold them in half! And this is a fairly easy DIY because you can go back to Office Max to get everything printed. Then all you have to go is glue! The menu is about the same, except you just print on the printer paper and use the card stock for strength. Then you can always add ribbons to them and make them more fancy. Or just leave them as is. And there’s always stuff you can add onto the program and menu to make it stand out. Go to Michael’s or ACMoore if you’re looking for that.

Another way I saved money was to pick a place that had a deal with a florist. We get our centerpieces for $5 per for basic presentations. And if we want something more fancy and extravagant, we get a deal on them. But that florist would be very expensive for bouquets and boutonnieres. So I went to the local grocery store. They do very nice work there and they can get everything done for me much cheaper. I was originally going to do that myself, but realized how complicated it would be. So for florists, check around, and try to get the best price.

Good luck and best wishes!


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